Here’s how drones do (and don’t) threaten passenger aircraft

Published November 9, 2017

An article in Scientific American about how drones do – and don’t – threaten small, low-flying passenger aircraft after quadcopters crashed into a helicopter and airplane interviews Javid Bayandor, founder and director of UB’s Crashworthiness for Aerospace Structures and Hybrids (CRASH) Lab.

Bayandor said the hazards vary depending on the type of drone and piloted aircraft involved. “We're not only categorizing the drones and figuring out what their damage footprint would be on different locations on a number of aircraft types and engines,” he said. “We’re also looking into possible damage-mitigation methods."

Read the story here.