Safety

NTSB confirms Reagan Tower ATCO was asleep

March 25, 2011 0

The US National Transportation Safety Board has confirmed that the controller at the centre of the Reagan Tower service “interruption” was asleep. “The controller, who had 20 years´ experience, 17 of those at DCA, indicated […]

News

Northern ANSP Alliance launches as Borealis

March 25, 2011 0

The air navigation service providers of Iceland, Norway, Finland, Sweden, Estonia, Latvia, Denmark, Ireland and UK have agreed to start the process of defining a formal ANSP alliance. Over the next year, a new executive […]

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NATCA Statement on Safe Staffing for ATC Shifts

March 24, 2011 0

National Air Traffic Controllers Association President Paul Rinaldi issued the following statement stressing the need for safe staffing of front-line, fully certified air traffic controllers on all shifts, particularly the midnight (overnight) shifts, in the […]

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China warns EU of carbon tax retaliation

March 24, 2011 0

Chinese airlines plan legal action against a European Union (EU) plan to impose a carbon tax from 2012. A group representing China´s largest airlines sent formal notice to the EU expressing strong opposition to the […]

Airports

BAA plans £50m Heathrow investment

March 24, 2011 0

BAA is to propose a £50m investment plan in response to the Heathrow Winter Resilience Enquiry report. The plan which it will recommend to airlines and the UK Civil Aviation Authority in April will allow […]

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UK budget plots reduction of 49% Nats stake

March 24, 2011 0

The UK Chancellor confirmed in the Budget plans to further reduce its 49% stake in Nats, the business it co-owns with seven UK airlines and airport operator BAA. “The Government intends to realise value from […]

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Inquiry after Reagan National goes silent

March 24, 2011 0

The control tower at Reagan National Airport went silent early Wednesday, forcing the pilots of two airliners carrying a total of 165 passengers and crew members to land on their own, reports the Washington Post. […]

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Frankfurt fourth to implement A-CDM

March 23, 2011 0

Frankfurt becomes the fourth European airport to implement Collaborative Decision Making after having just been made fully A-CDM compliant. This makes it the fourth airport in Europe after Munich (2007), Paris Charles de Gaulle and […]