Journal Articles

Grote, M.; Cherrett, T.; Oakey, A.; Royall, P.G.; Whalley, S.; Dickinson, J. (2021) How Do Dangerous Goods Regulations Apply to Uncrewed Aerial Vehicles Transporting Medical Cargos? Drones, 5(2), 38. 


Oakey, A., Waters, T., Zhu, W., Royall, P.G., Cherrett, T., Courtney, P., Majoe, D. and Jelev, N. (2021) Quantifying the Effects of Vibration on Medicines in Transit Caused by Fixed-Wing and Multi-Copter Drones. Drones, 5(1), p.22, 2021.

Reports and Briefing Papers


Conferences and Workshops

Reflections and Opinions of the General Aviation Community on the Introduction of Drones into Shared Airspace


Commercial drone operations take place mainly in uncontrolled airspace, which is extensively used by the sports and leisure flying community – often loosely referred to as the General Aviation (GA) community. There has been growing concern amongst this community regarding the expansion of drone operations, which are largely conducted in segregated airspace under Temporary Danger Areas (TDAs). TDAs effectively restrict access to other air users and are seen by the GA community as a significant threat to their activities. To investigate these issues, the E-drone project ran a national workshop on 26th March 2021 attracting attendees representing a variety of groups from across the GA community.


The purpose of this workshop was to:

  • Brief the GA community regarding current drone operations and plans within the E-drone, Solent FTZ (Future Transport Zone) and other connected consortia.

  • Discuss alternatives to TDAs, in particular the shared airspace concept called 'Class Lima'.

  • Allow the GA community to voice their concerns and make suggestions.

  • Record, analyse and respond to all the comments and issues raised.


Following our analysis of all the comments recorded during the workshop, a summary of the main topics discussed can be found here.