The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) has launched proposals to regulate the operation of small drones, or unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), in the continent. The aviation community is concerned that even small members of the UAV family could cause an accident if they smash a flight deck window or are ingested into an aircraft’s engine at a critical moment of a flight. EASA said it believes the proposals will provide a framework for the safe operation of drones while allowing the ...

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