CAAs/ANSPs

FAA chief Grizzle admitted to hospital: report

February 29, 2012 0

The US Federal Aviation Administration chief operating officer David Grizzle has been admitted to hospital suffering from an apparent stroke, according to the Washington Post. Grizzle is understood to have told FAA executives that preliminary […]

CAAs/ANSPs

Harris wins Indonesian ATC comms work

February 29, 2012 0

Harris Corporation has been awarded two contracts to modernise the air traffic control systems (ATC) at two regional airports in Indonesia. Harris will supply its Liberty-STAR(tm) Voice Communication and Control System (VCCS) to the Ngurah […]

Airlines

Global air traffic surges, cargo down

February 29, 2012 0

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) said global passenger demand for January rose 5.7 per cent, but air freight declined by eight per cent compared with the same month in 2011. Passenger capacity in January […]

Operations

Industrial action by controllers halted by court

February 29, 2012 0

German air traffic controllers at Frankfurt airport have been told they cannot walk off the job in support of striking ground workers. The ruling by a German labour court ruled late Tuesday that the impact […]

Airlines

Karlsruhe scores data link comms first

February 29, 2012 0

Four more airlines have now started using data link communications with the Upper Area Control Centre in Karlsruhe since it became the first national control centre to introduce data link on 26 January. DFS Deutsche […]

Training and Simulation

REW partners with KIST academy

February 29, 2012 0

RMIT English Worldwide (REW) has signed a contract with KIST Aviation Academy in Kuala Lumpur for the provision of Aviation English training and testing products. About 300 aviation personnel including pilots and air traffic controllers […]

Operations

Pilots will need 6x more hours: FAA proposal

February 28, 2012 0

The US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is proposing to substantially raise the qualification requirements for first officers who fly for US passenger and cargo airlines. Consistent with a mandate in the Airline Safety and Federal […]

CAAs/ANSPs

FAA urges uptake of glider transponder code

February 28, 2012 0

The Washington Examiner reports that from March 7, gliders not in direct contact with an air traffic control facility will be encouraged – though not required – to use the transponder code 1202 instead of […]

Avionics

IntervalZero/Alta Data form avionics partnership

February 28, 2012 0

Real-time software provider IntervalZero and Alta Data Technologies, a provider of MIL-STD-1553 and ARINC interface cards and Ethernet convertor/appliances, have formed a strategic partnership to provide real-time Microsoft Windows capabilities for avionics applications. Alta has […]

CAAs/ANSPs

ENAV and Vitrociset link on new export bid

February 28, 2012 0

Italy’s air navigation service provider ENAV and ICT business Vitrociset have inked a deal to work jointly to develop commercial activities within export markets. The agreement aims to present the range of services and products […]