The proliferation of drones and their unreg-ulated use inside the nation’s airspace poses a danger to the security and se-curity of airways and pas-sengers, the Director-General (D-G) of Ghana Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) of Ghana, Mr Charles Kraikue, stated sure-terday.

He stated the operation of those drones didn’t simplest interrupt air site visitors keep watch over programs but additionally created demanding situations for airways flying routes inside the airspace.

Drones, far flung keep watch over airplane generally with out human pilots, staff or passengers on board, are deployed for functions, together with supply of clinical provides, war and pictures.

At a GCAA stakeholders’ wreck-rapid assembly in Accra, at the theme ‘Maintaining a wholesome partnership with our stakeholders: Key for aviation expansion’, Mr Kraikue stated the au-thority, as a part of the measures to curb the issue, had issued a directive to firms and individuals working each business and non-business drones to be authorized via the GCAA.

He stated defaulters could be sanc-tioned as mentioned within the directive.

The D-G introduced that the GCAA was once arising with an air site visitors gadget “integrating the use of drones into our airspace with the conventional aircraft”.

Mr Kraikue discussed demanding situations confronted via the GCAA to incorporate loss of finances to fulfill the prime price of navi-gation carrier infrastructure, monetary and operational fall-out following the outbreak of COVID-19.

He stated radar programs have been in-stalled in Tamale and Accra, with a again-up in Kumasi to assist pilots to look and keep away from collision between airplane.