Chongqing Airport commences work on third runway

December 31, 2011 0

China’s Chongqing Airport held a groundbreaking ceremony for the airport’s CNY26.0 billion (USD4.1 billion) third runway and terminal 3A eastern station project. According to media reports, construction work is scheduled to commence in 2012 and […]


Air transport markets weaken in November: IATA

December 31, 2011 0

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced global traffic results for November showing a softening in passenger markets while air cargo markets remained weak compared to levels attained earlier in the year. Passenger traffic was […]


NATS outlines Guernsey EGNOS contribution

December 31, 2011 0

NATS, the UK’s air navigation services provider, reports that it hasoverseen the introduction of the first commercial operation based on the European Geostationary Navigation Overlay Service (EGNOS). EGNOS is a navigation technology that uses satellite […]


Nepal contracts Airbus Quovadis for RNP-AR navigation system

December 30, 2011 0

The Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal (CAAN) is to deploy the satellite-based Required Navigation Performance-Authorisation Required (RNP–AR) for air safety from February. “We are working on the legal aspect and developing regulations for the implementation […]


Volcanic alert in Alaska prompts Watch warning

December 30, 2011 0

A remote volcano in Alaska’s Aleutian Islands erupted violently early yesterday, throwing up an ash cloud 4,570 metres into the sky. The Cleveland Volcano, located on an uninhabited island 1,500 kilometres southwest of Anchorage, has […]


US safety chiefs outline ambitious 2025 strategy

December 29, 2011 0

Ken Hylander, responsible for safety at Delta Air Lines, and Peggy Gilligan, the Federal Aviation Administration´s top safety official, spoke recently about a new goal to halve the current low accident risk by 2025. That […]