A United Nations-led global registry for drones has been granted the seal of approval by the world’s leading airlines in a bid to reduce the amount of UAV-related near-miss incidents.
According to Reuters, the International Air Transport Association is backing the United Nations’ work to introduce a registry which would have the ability to track the number of incidents involving drones and jets.
The publication reported that Rob Eagles, IATA’s director of air traffic management infrastructure, said: “One of the important things we would like to see on a registry as well is the compilation of data which would include incident and accident reporting.
It has also been reported that IATA could collaborate with the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) to use the registry for data analysis to improve safety.
Earlier this year Commercial Drone Professional reported that there were 92 recorded near-miss incidents in 2017, a 217% increase in the amount of incidents recorded in 2017 compared to 2015. The Airprox Board logged 29 near misses in 2015.