Squadrons of drones are reported flying mysteriously at night in various parts of the US. Including through wind farms.
The EASA (European Aviation Safety Agency) discussed the impact of drones on the environment as well as safety and privacy issues at Amsterdam Drone Week this month. There was little about noise but Patrick Ky urged the European Parliament to agree acceptable noise levels last september.
New laws to combat illegal use of unmanned aircraft and modernise airspace including controls of noise will have to wait as the Air Traffic Management and Unmanned Aircraft Bill has fallen away because of the UK election.
Virginia town becomes home to nation’s first drone package delivery service:
A2Z Drone Delivery says it has developed a tethered delivery mechanism enabling UAVs to maintain a high AGL hover above a target before the package safely and accurately touches down. With this approach noise is mitigated by maintaining sufficient altitude.