Communications

Indra equips Uruguay with VoIP first

December 24, 2012 1

Indra has deployed in Uruguay, with the collaboration of DINACIA (Dirección Nacional De Aviación Civil e Infraestructura Aeronáutica de Uruguay), the first controller-pilot communications network completely based on IP technology, which provides full coverage to […]

News

DLR researches maritime UAV missions

December 24, 2012 0

The German Aerospace Centre (Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt; DLR) has simulated experimental unmanned flights over the Mediterranean. The virtual test flights showed that the interaction with regular air traffic would work properly. They […]

CAAs/ANSPs

ICAO commends Mauritania on safety gains

December 21, 2012 0

Acknowledging Mauritania’s exceptional progress on its aviation safety oversight challenges, as recently validated by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), the European Commission (EC) has removed the African State’s certified air carriers from its safety […]

Airports

EGNOS goes live at Milan Linate

December 21, 2012 0

Milan Linate airport has become the first in Italy to provide satellite-based EGNOS navigation services to all operators at no cost. Other Italian airports are scheduled to soon follow in 2013 in line with Italy’s […]

Airlines

3bn global travellers: IATA

December 21, 2012 0

Some 2.9 billion people used air transport to help them conduct their business and tourism needs in 2012, according to preliminary figures on scheduled services released by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO). The annualised […]

CAAs/ANSPs

Perth TMA radar upgrade completed

December 21, 2012 0

Airservices, Australia’s air navigation services provider, has completed essential upgrade works on the terminal area radar (TAR) near Perth Airport. The upgrade is part of a $90 million Australian Mode S Terminal Area Radar (AMSTAR) […]

CAAs/ANSPs

Hiatt takes helm at FSF

December 20, 2012 0

The Flight Safety Foundation is to promote Kevin Hiatt to the position of president and chief executive officer of the Foundation, effective January 1 2013. This move comes as longtime CEO, Bill Voss, opted to […]

Avionics

Laser threat countered by Cassidan

December 20, 2012 0

Cassidian, the defence and security division of EADS, has developed an electronic defence system which, for the first time, will provide vehicles, ships and helicopters with reliable protection against laser-guided weapons. “The threat from lasers […]

Navigation

WAAS programme hits 3,000 approaches

December 20, 2012 0

Pilots flying all types of aircraft in the Unites States are now able to reach more runways in low visibility conditions than ever before. Last month, the Wide Area Augmentation System (WAAS) programme exceeded 3,000 […]

Airports

Boeing, Embraer team on runway safety

December 20, 2012 0

Boeing and Embraer will provide customers with a shared set of tools, called Runway Situation Awareness Tools, to reduce runway excursions, strengthening the collaboration between two of the world’s largest aerospace companies. To significantly reduce […]