Straw burning threatens flight safety: aviation official Environment

Straw burning threatens flight safety: aviation official

The burning of straw, plant byproducts and other waste on fields near airports produces smoke that affects visibility for pilots and poses a high risk to flight safety, said an official from the Northern Airports Authority under the Civil Aviation Authority of Vietnam.
Food delivery by drones in Hanoi Society

Food delivery by drones in Hanoi

Using a drone to deliver banh mi – a strange and unique way to deliver a snack to your door - has been pioneered by a shop in Hanoi which is caught the eye of customers.
Government tightens management of drones, ultralight aircraft Society

Government tightens management of drones, ultralight aircraft

Deputy Prime Minister Truong Hoa Binh has asked the Ministry of National Defence to cocordinate with the Ministry of Public Security and the Ministry of Industry and Trade to request declarations from organisations and individuals which own unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), also known as drones, and ultralight aircraft in the country.
Thailand cancels hundreds of flights during festival World

Thailand cancels hundreds of flights during festival

The Airports of Thailand (AoT) on November 8 announced that about 160 flights were either cancelled or rescheduled to prevent possible accidents from floating lanterns released during Loy Krathong Festival from November 10 – 12.
Singapore tightens regulations on unmanned drones World

Singapore tightens regulations on unmanned drones

Singapore’s Parliament on November 4 approved the Air Navigation (Amendment) Bill under which, from January 2, 2020, all drones that weigh more than 250g will have to be registered with the Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS) before they can be used in the country.
Thailand prepares to cope with global oil price hike World

Thailand prepares to cope with global oil price hike

The Energy Ministry of Thailand is planning to use 1.5 billion baht (about 49 million USD) from the state Oil Fund to support local oil prices, expected to rise one baht per litre in the short term after drones struck Saudi Arabia’s oil facilities on September 14.