US politicians are coming up with new legislation that would enable authorities to intercept or even shut down drones that get too close to airports.
The US Senate supported the measures, part of an overall aviation bill, on Tuesday in response to increased concerns about the safety of the drones.
Start-ups are lining up already to provide solutions to the problem.
Federal Aviation Authority abbreviated as FAA, is a reauthorization legislation that was passed by the US Senate and could pave the way for commercial deployment of drones in national airspace – but has several safety caveats attached.
Bill Nelson, a democrat and a senator from Florida, introduced these safety features and cautioned that a drone sucked into a jet engine could possibly make it inoperable or initiate an explosion.
The bill also had new rules that would force commercial airlines to keep flight-critical systems distinct from in-flight entertainment systems in the alarming concerns that hackers could possibly take control of aircraft.
The bill will now be taken to the House of Representatives for deliberation.
In the UK, the British Aviation Authority said that in the wake of the suspected collision between a passenger jet and a drone, stronger enforcement and regulation action must be a priority for the government, to make sure that the airspace around British airports maintains its reputation as the amongst the safest in the word.
It has not yet confirmed that the plane was knocked by a drone, with transport minister Robert Goodwill saying that “there are some speculation it may have been a plastic bag or other things”.
Tech start-up SkySafe has lately revealed technology that allows law enforcement agencies to hijack a drone’s controls and completely eliminate the danger it possess.
In response to a drone that landed a tiny piece of radioactive sand at a home on the roof of a Japanese prime minister, several surveillance vehicles with nets have been put in place to catch scoundrel devices.