Drones are, in the 21st century, a relevant problem for aviation. When one of these devices is detected near an airport runway, the movement of aircraft is consequently conditioned, causing delays and cancellations. The last few years are filled with cases like this, which have been registered all over the world, even in Portugal.
From 2020, however, it will be harder to bring a drone closer to these areas. The Chinese company announced this Wednesday, May 22, that starting next year, models weighing more than 250 grams will have sensors capable of detecting airplanes and helicopters. The weight conditioning makes all DJI drones included in this new technology rule.
Technically speaking, these detectors will work based on the ADS-B signal, which is emitted by airplanes and helicopters. The technology is used by air traffic controllers to monitor aircraft more accurately and, from next year, will also be compulsory for airplanes and helicopters that have certain controlled areas in their path.