Drone Delays At Warsaw, Dubai


Two major airports suspended operations briefly over the weekend after drones were spotted flying in the area. Landings at Warsaw’s Chopin Airport were stopped for 30 minutes after two drones were seen in the area. At Dubai International Airport, 22 flights were affected by a 69-minute closure when a drone was spotted. Polish officials said the drones were deemed to be a “danger to the planes” and called the police.

Like all other aviation regulators, Poland and Dubai have banned unmanned aircraft near airports. Poland’s rules call for a 12-nautical mile buffer. The United Arab Emirates required owners to register drones and also banned equipping the aircraft with cameras or lasers. There have been drone problems at both airports in the past.