Birds colliding with aircraft have long been a known threat but rogue drones are increasingly becoming a bigger cause of concern in aviation.
A serious incident at a Belfast airport in July last year could have been “catastrophic”, according to a report.
We’ve taken a look back through our archives and dug up these images of the varied aircraft that have visited the North-east.
The world’s largest jet engine, the GE9X, has taken to the Californian skies in its first test flight.
The US military has launched a programme to create a squadron of unmanned drones that could carry out aerial missions for the country’s armed forces.
A UK start-up is aiming to “transform city transportation from the air” with a drone that is expected to perform test flights with passengers as early as next year.
A new drone that can carry up 250kg and fly for eight hours has been developed in Russia.
Qantas has taken delivery of its first Boeing Dreamliner, the aircraft that will fly direct between Australia and Europe for the first time.
Nasa is planning a new round of tests for its flexible wings technology that the space agency believes could feature on aircraft of the future.
Airbus has completed its first full-scale testing for the propulsion system of what looks like a multi-passenger flying taxi.
The chief executive of Airbus Helicopters underlined his faith in the H225 Super Puma by taking a flight in one of the aircraft today.
This could be the future of military aviation.
The world’s largest aircraft has moved a step closer to taking to the skies after successfully firing its six engines for the first time.
A man was taken to hospital with potentially serious injuries after a microlight crashed in the North-east.
This video shows a pilot's perspective of an Air Ambulance aircraft coming in to land at Aberdeen airport.
MYSTERY vapour trails which appeared in the sky above the Granite City, baffling residents, have been explained.
A MISSING plane has crashed near a Scottish village today.