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London’s Heathrow Briefly Halts Flights After Drone Sighting

The Heathrow airport was partially shut for more than an hour after drone sightings near runways raised safety concerns, the second time in a month a London airport had to suspend flights because of dangers from modern-day gadgets. Departures were …

London’s Gatwick Airport Reopens After Drones Cause 36 Hours of Travel Chaos

London’s Gatwick Airport reopened on Friday after a saboteur wrought 36 hours of travel chaos for over a hundred thousand Christmas travelers by using drones to play cat-and-mouse with police snipers and the army. After the biggest disruption at Gatwick, …

London’s Gatwick Airport Suspends Flights on Multiple Drone Sightings

London’s Gatwick airport is closed to aircraft following multiple sightings of illegal drones, disrupting flights for as many as 115,000 people on one of the busiest travel days of the year. Lines of passengers circled Gatwick’s two terminals Thursday and …

UK Insurtech Flock Launches Pay-As-You-Fly Drone Insurance

Flock, a London based startup, has launched Europe’s first “pay-as-you-fly” drone insurance solution. The “Flock Cover” smartphone app provides on-demand insurance for commercial drone pilots in the UK, with policies starting from just £5 ($7) for up to eight hours …

Drone Segment Will be Biggest Growth in Aviation Insurance in 50 Years, Experts Say

Now’s the time to get in on the ground floor of the business of insuring drones. That’s according to panel of experts speaking recently in a drone insurance webinar hosted by Insurance Journal. The consensus from the panelists was that …

Drone Insurance Webinar Tackles the Basics and Beyond

The live webinar on InsuranceJournal.com on Feb. 21, 2018 at 11 a.m. PST offers an insiders look at the drone insurance business. San Diego, CA, February 15, 2018– The future is here. Drones are buzzing about the skies over construction …

General Liability Underwriters to Play Vital Role in Drone Insurance: IUA Report

Traditional aviation insurance policies are unlikely to address all elements of emerging risks from the rapidly increasing use of drones, according to a report from the International Underwriting Association (IUA). As a result, general liability underwriters will have an important …

Worker Safety, Regulation Overload Among Highlights of Drone Expo In California

Drones may already be impacting the world of workers’ compensation. Fewer workers on communications towers are falling to their deaths, according to Todd Schlekeway, executive director of the National Association of Tower Erectors. Schlekeway, who was speaking at a panel …

Allianz, Insurtech Startup Flock to Launch Pay-As-You-Fly Drone Cover in UK

Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty (AGCS) has partnered with insurtech startup Flock to launch on-demand drone insurance in the UK market through a mobile app for commercial and recreational users. To be available in the UK market later this year, …

UK to Tighten Drone Regulations After Numerous Near-Misses in Past Year

British officials announced plans Saturday [July 22] to further regulate drone use in a bid to prevent accidents and threats to commercial aviation. The new rules will require drones that weigh eight ounces (226.79 grams) or more to be registered …