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Where Eagles Dare: France trains birds to bring down drones

The French Air Force is training baby eagles to bring down remote-controlled drones that have strayed into restricted airspace.

The French Air Force is training baby eagles to bring down remote-controlled drones that have strayed into restricted airspace.

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Harrison Ford in near-miss at California airport

Star Wars actor Harrison Ford came close to a serious accident on Monday, when his private plane landed on a taxiway, not a runway, at John Wayne Airport in California.

Star Wars actor Harrison Ford came close to a serious accident on Monday, when his private plane landed on a taxiway, not a runway, at John Wayne Airport in California.

Science_technology

The challenges of small drones

Mike Lissone, Eurocontrol’s unmanned aircraft expert, talks about the challenge of spreading important aeronautical information to the growing number of people flying small drones…

Mike Lissone, Eurocontrol’s unmanned aircraft expert, talks about the challenge of spreading important aeronautical information to the growing number of people flying small drones…

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This should make you a more confident airline passenger

When it comes to air transport, an emergency can quickly turn into a crisis situation. Be it severe weather, a security threat or a cyber attack. How does the industry prepare for a crisis?

When it comes to air transport, an emergency can quickly turn into a crisis situation. Be it severe weather, a security threat or a cyber attack. How does the industry prepare for a crisis?

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How to become an air traffic controller

Eurocontrol is launching a recruitment campaign for the Upper Area Control Centre in Maastricht, The Netherlands.

Eurocontrol is launching a recruitment campaign for the Upper Area Control Centre in Maastricht, The Netherlands.

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Life as an air traffic controller

A professional air traffic controller describes life at the Upper Area Control Centre in Maastricht.

A professional air traffic controller describes life at the Upper Area Control Centre in Maastricht.

Culture

Tom Hanks is "Miracle on the Hudson" hero

On January 15th, 2009, US Airways pilot Captain Chesley ‘Sully’ Sullenberger became an overnight hero after successfully landing a plane with 155 people onboard in New York’s Hudson…

On January 15th, 2009, US Airways pilot Captain Chesley ‘Sully’ Sullenberger became an overnight hero after successfully landing a plane with 155 people onboard in New York’s Hudson…

Business

Security concerns hit tourism industry, Thomas Cook shares slump

The loss of EgyptAir flight MS804 is another blow for Egypt's tourism industry, a cornerstone of the country's economy, and it comes at a time of heightened security concerns for the travel industry.

The loss of EgyptAir flight MS804 is another blow for Egypt's tourism industry, a cornerstone of the country's economy, and it comes at a time of heightened security concerns for the travel industry.

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Drone hits plane landing at Heathrow

It had to happen, and now it has. After several near-misses and warnings from pilots and plane companies, a drone has hit a passenger jet trying to

It had to happen, and now it has. After several near-misses and warnings from pilots and plane companies, a drone has hit a passenger jet trying to

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Passengers and crew on hijacked jet arrive back in Egypt

Passengers and crew have arrived safely in Egypt after their plane was hijacked. Authorities say a man using a fake suicide belt forced the EgyptAir

Passengers and crew have arrived safely in Egypt after their plane was hijacked. Authorities say a man using a fake suicide belt forced the EgyptAir

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Cyprus: EgyptAir flight hijacked

A man thought to be strapped with explosives hijacked an EgyptAir plane on a flight between Alexandria and Cairo on Tuesday. The aircraft was forced

A man thought to be strapped with explosives hijacked an EgyptAir plane on a flight between Alexandria and Cairo on Tuesday. The aircraft was forced

Europe

What has changed after Germanwings tragedy?

This week on Utalk, Anita in London asked: “One year after a Germanwings co-pilot deliberately crashed his plane, what measures have been taken to

This week on Utalk, Anita in London asked: “One year after a Germanwings co-pilot deliberately crashed his plane, what measures have been taken to

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Air France plane narrowly avoids collision with drone

Air France plane narrowly avoids collision with drone An Air France Airbus A320 jet narrowly avoided colliding with a drone while descending for an

Air France plane narrowly avoids collision with drone An Air France Airbus A320 jet narrowly avoided colliding with a drone while descending for an

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Dutch police train eagles to pluck amateur drones from the sky

Dutch police are training eagles to remove drones they say pose a threat to public safety. Sjoerd Hoogendoorn of “Guard from Above,” the company

Dutch police are training eagles to remove drones they say pose a threat to public safety. Sjoerd Hoogendoorn of “Guard from Above,” the company

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[watch] Dutch police train birds of prey to target ill-eagle drones

Netherlands police have come up with a novel method of disabling dangerous drones which, they believe, has the potential to be a soaraway success

Netherlands police have come up with a novel method of disabling dangerous drones which, they believe, has the potential to be a soaraway success

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Boeing's new 737 MAX jet takes off on first flight

The fourth version of Boeing’s 737 jet has taken to the skies for the first time, in the US. The MAX aircraft features new engines from

The fourth version of Boeing’s 737 jet has taken to the skies for the first time, in the US. The MAX aircraft features new engines from

Europe

What am I allowed to carry? - airport security explained

This week on Utalk, Anna in Brussels asks: “I will be travelling by plane for Christmas. What can I carry in my hand luggage? And what should

This week on Utalk, Anna in Brussels asks: “I will be travelling by plane for Christmas. What can I carry in my hand luggage? And what should