Increasing numbers of near misses between unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) and airliners in the UK have prompted the country’s regulator to launch a new code of practice for UAV operators. The code, launched Wednesday with a Drone Safety Awareness Day, immediately follows a near-miss between a Lufthansa Embraer E-195 and an unidentified UAV on the approach to Warsaw’s Chopin Airport on July 20. Illustrating the dangers, the UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) on Wednesday released ...

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