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Nepal bans drones in its skies; fears leakage of sensitive information

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By NewsGram Staff Writer

Following the deadly April 25 earthquake, Nepal has banned drones in its skies. Reportedly, the country is apprehensive that drones may illegally capture pictures of its valuable heritage sites and leak sensitive information.

The authority also declared that those who want to research in Nepal and need the assistance of drones would need to seek permission from the Civil Aviation Authority. However, no permission would be given to fly drones in the restricted areas.

After the disastrous 7.9 magnitude quake, which resulted in more than 7,500 fatalities, a few foreign media and other aid agencies relied on drones to check the loss of devastation and broadcast the information.

However, the civil aviation agency came to know that a few of the drones were clicking pictures and shooting videos of valuable heritages of Nepal.

Flying these objects without consent would draw penal action as per the laws of local civil aviation.

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Boeing Makes Demand for 2,380 Aircraft In India

An expected demand of 2,380 new airplanes is being made by Boeing by 2038

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Boeing expects a demand for 2,380 new aircraft in India, valued at $330 billion by 2038. Pixabay

Global aerospace major Boeing expects a demand for 2,380 new aircraft in India, valued at $330 billion, over the next 20 years.

According to the Boeing’s annual India Commercial Market Outlook (CMO) 2019, factors such as exponential domestic passenger traffic growth, new long-haul opportunities and infrastructure development will lead to the fulfilment of the demand forecast.

“To operate and maintain the expanding fleet, operators are expected to spend $440 billion on aviation services, including ground, station and cargo operations, along with maintenance and engineering,” the 2019 India CMO said.

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To operate and maintain the expanding fleet, operators are expected to spend $440 billion on aviation services including maintenance of aircraft. Pixabay

“In India, single-aisles will lead the demand for airplane deliveries — comprising 87 per cent of all new airplanes — to meet requirements for domestic network connections and service to new airports.

“Wide-body airplanes will make up 13 per cent of new airplane deliveries, helping to enable new long-range flights.”

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As per the CMO, many of the new airplanes will replace aging aircraft and help operators grow their network as India’s airplane fleet is projected to quadruple in size to approximately 2,500 aircraft by 2038. (IANS)