Putting birds to flight

An expert from Dutch Clear Flight Solutions company with a falcon-shaped drone at the Debrecen International Airport, 226km east of Budapest in Hungary, on Tuesday. The XANGA Group, which operates the airport, put two kinds of drones to test, to exam
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An expert from Dutch Clear Flight Solutions company with a falcon-shaped drone at the Debrecen International Airport, 226km east of Budapest in Hungary, on Tuesday.

The XANGA Group, which operates the airport, put two kinds of drones to test, to examine how effective they may be in keeping birds away from the airport area, because they present a risk to planes there.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on December 17, 2015, with the headline 'Putting birds to flight'. Print Edition | Subscribe