CAAs/ANSPs

US training gap puts NextGen in peril: OIG

January 31, 2012 0

The rollout of the US NextGen modernisation effort will put the already stretched training resources of the FAA under even greater pressure, according to the US Transportation Department office of inspector general. In a report […]

Airspace

UK CAA consults on airspace transition altitude

January 31, 2012 0

The UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has today launched a consultation on its intention to raise and harmonise the Transition Altitude in UK airspace to 18,000ft. At lower levels, it is important for a pilot […]

Airports

Airbus ProSky offers integrated airport surface management

January 30, 2012 0

Airbus ATM subsidiary ProSky is complementing its air traffic management (ATM) offerings with a powerful airport surface management system (SMAN) for air traffic control centres worldwide. SMAN was designed for environmental efficiency by the German […]

Avionics

Inmarsat begins SwiftBroadband safety service implementation

January 30, 2012 0

Global mobile satellite communications services business Inmarsat has awarded a contract to the Systems Engineering Division (SED) of Calian Technologies to develop an ACARS Ground Gateway, a key component of its new SwiftBroadband Safety Service […]

CAAs/ANSPs

Harness environmental impact before growth: UK CAA

January 27, 2012 0

Aviation will not be able to realise its economic potential without tackling its global and local environmental impact, says the UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA). The regulator has launched a three-month consultation period as it […]

Events

ATC Global to offer over 40 free seminars and forums

January 27, 2012 0

The SESAR JU annual forum, an ICAO twelfth air navigation conference preparatory event and the European Regional Runway Safety Seminar are just some of the important workshops taking place at this year’s ATC Global Exhibition […]

CAAs/ANSPs

FAA issues alert over incorrect RVSM procedures

January 27, 2012 0

The US FAA has issued an Information for Operators note after dozens of cases of incorrect flight plan requests for reduced vertical separation (RVSM) operations The 18 January note details 35 cases of incorrectly submitted […]

CAAs/ANSPs

CANSO members handle 51.5m flights in 2011

January 27, 2012 0

CANSO, the Civil Air Navigation Services Organisation, has released statistics which show that its members controlled 1.8% more flights in 2011 compared to 2010. In 2011 48 CANSO Member air navigation service providers (ANSPs) around […]

Navigation

Aircraft divert in wake of large solar storm

January 25, 2012 0

A coronal mass ejection (CME) hit Earth’s magnetic field on at around 1500 UTC on 24 January. The UK Institute of Navigation reports that the ensuing geomagnetic storm resulted in spectacular aurora displays that were […]