Safety

US issues new flight time rules

December 21, 2011 0

The US Federal Aviation Administration(FAA) has issued new rules to prevent airline pilots from flying while dangerously fatigued. The new rules would limit the number of hours a pilot can be scheduled on duty to […]

Reports

ADS-B market intelligence report out now

December 21, 2011 0

ATC Global has published a free market intelligence report focusing on ADS-B surveillance technology. Automatic Dependent Surveillance – Broadcast (ADS-B) has for years been recognised as a technology which can complement radar in areas of […]

Operations

Swedish aviation slows down after strong year

December 21, 2011 0

Air traffic in Swedish airspace is still on the increase despite growth figures showing a decline. This is demonstrated by the statistics for November 2011 which show an increase of 4 per cent in flight […]

CAAs/ANSPs

NTSB's Hersman touted for top FAA job

December 21, 2011 0

Politico, the American political journalism organisation, is touting the current National Transportation Safety Board chief as a possible contender for the top job at the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). Former FAA chief Randy Babbitt’ resigned […]

CAAs/ANSPs

ERA WAM System operational in Namibia

December 20, 2011 0

ERA´s Wide Area Multilateration (WAM) system deployed across Namibia has achieved operational status. Until now, Namibian airspace has been managed exclusively by radio communication and aircraft were separated by ICAO procedural separation standards. With the […]

Military ATC

Defence and Airservices outline future ATC system

December 20, 2011 0

The Australian Defence Force and Airservices Australia have reaffirmed their commitment to greater harmonisation at an industry supplier briefing session in Canberra. The joint industry brief is a key milestone in the project to procure […]

Navigation

Preliminary report confirms LightSquared GPS impact

December 20, 2011 0

Broadband provider LightSquared´s revised operating band for 4G wireless service still interferes with most of the 92 general purpose GPS devices, including handheld GPS units, tested by the US Air Force in November, according to […]

Navigation

FAA consults on NextGen transition from VOR

December 20, 2011 0

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is seeking comments on a proposed transition of the US National Airspace System (NAS) navigation infrastructure to enable performance-based navigation (PBN) as part of the Next Generation Air Transportation System […]

Communications

General Dynamics secures $6m radio order from the FAA

December 20, 2011 0

General Dynamics C4 Systems has received a $6.5 million order from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for more than 1,000 CM-300/350 series ultrahigh frequency (UHF) Air Traffic Control (ATC) radios. Used by air traffic controllers […]

News

NAVCAN reaches deal with Canadian Federal Pilots Association

December 20, 2011 0

NAV CANADA has concluded collective bargaining with the Canadian Federal Pilots Association (CFPA) which represents approximately 35 pilots who perform Aeronautical Information Services, Flight Inspection and ANS Service Design. Members of CFPA voted in favour […]