Thursday 20 December 2018 / 10:46 AM Andy McDonald / Transport

The Government should introduce a drone exclusion zone around airports – Andy McDonald

Andy McDonald MP, Labour’s Shadow Transport Secretary, commenting on the suspension of flights at Gatwick following the incursion of drones onto the airfield, said:

“Events at Gatwick Airport highlight the urgent need for clear rules on the use of drones near airports. There has been growing concern over the increasing number of near misses between drones and manned aircraft and the Government has been too slow to act.

“The Government should fast-track the introduction of a regulatory framework to protect against the misuse of drones and ensure the safety of UK airspace. This should include a drone exclusion zone around airports.”