Tag: Drones

US Interior Department grounds Chinese-made drones

The US Department of the Interior has grounded its fleet of Chinese-made drones as it conducts a review of the program. Nick Goodwin, an Interior Department spokesman, did not provide a reason for the decision but it comes amid US security concerns over Chinese electronics. Goodwin...

Man charged with flying drone during NDP plans on pleading guilty

Singapore—A man who was charged with an offence under the Public Order Act for flying a drone during this year’s National Day Parade (NDP), an enhanced security event, told a district court of his intention to plead guilty to the charge against him. Twenty-one-year old...

Malaysia to start testing flying cars soon

Despite backlash and netizens poking fun at the idea, Malaysia is willing to go ahead with its flying cars project and the country is preparing space for companies willing to develop such projects. “If there is anyone who wants to invent flying cars, I now...

Rogue drone sightings at Changi Airport cause 37 flights to be delayed

Singapore – On June 18 and 19, within a ten-hour period, about 37 scheduled flights were delayed due to unauthorised drones flying within the vicinity of Changi Airport. According to the Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS), there were “confirmed sightings of unauthorised drone flying”...

‘Don’t drink and drone,’ say Japanese MPs

People in Japan operating drones under the influence could face up to a year in prison under new laws passed Thursday that aim to control the increasingly popular devices. Drunkenly flying a drone weighing more than 200 grams (seven ounces) could also result in a...

Drone completes first parcel delivery in Singapore’s NUS

The Airbus Skyways Drone being tested at the National University of Singapore completed its first successful flight. Campus-wide deliveries are expected soon, said thedrive.com. The portal said Singapore has become a hotbed for drone research, testing, and innovation. Part of the testing is to better understand the dangers...