UK govt to begin deployment of drone detection systems, days after Gatwick airport shutdowns over device sightings
British security minister Ben Wallace said on Monday that the government can now deploy drone detection systems nationwide, after days of device sightings caused chaos at Gatwick Airport and criticism of the government response.
Gatwick disruption: UK Police arrests two for drone antics that caused chaos, held up traffic at London airport
Two people have been arrested in connection with the "criminal use of drones" at London's Gatwick Airport, police said Saturday, after three days of disruption in which and tens of thousands of people missed their flights.
Gatwick drone disruption: Airport resumes limited flights; chaos following shutdown had left thousands stranded
Britain’s Gatwick Airport cancelled all flights on Thursday after drones flying near the airport grounded flights.
UK sends troops to Gatwick Airport to investigate drone sightings; thousands stranded amid continued flight cancellations
As thousands of passengers waited at Gatwick Airport, south of London, police hunted unsuccessfully for the operators of the large drones which reappeared near the airfield every time the airport tried to reopen the runway.
The outage is expected to cost the British Airways upwards of 100 million pounds, including compensation to passengers and additional customer care.
A maintenance worker who switched off power to a supply unit led to the British Airways chaos, disrupting travel plans of over 75,000 passengers from UK airports.
British Airways resumes normal operations but does not provide any detail about the massive IT failure
British Airways flights were back in the skies on Tuesday but the company faced increasing pressure over its response to the huge IT failure.
British Airways (BA) has not blamed any Indian IT firm for the massive flight disruption over the last weekend that hit more than 1,000 flights.
British Airways warned of further delays and cancellations as it resumed flights on Sunday following a major IT failure on Saturday.
Gatwick Airport’s North Terminal in London was evacuated “for the protection of the public” on Saturday after a suspicious item was found, the media reported.