FAA research shows drones more lethal than birds in mid-air collisions

FAA research shows drones more lethal than birds in mid-air collisions

A research team from the Alliance for System Safety of UAS through Research Excellence (ASSURE) has released a report that concludes that drones that collide with large manned aircraft can cause more structural damage than birds of the same weight for a given impact speed.

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) will use the research results to help develop operational and collision risk mitigation requirements for drones. ASSURE conducted its research with two different types of drones on two types of aircraft through computer modelling and physical validation testing.

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