Innovation

SpaceShipTwo completes glide flight test

June 29, 2012 0

Virgin Galactic, the world’s first commercial spaceline, today announced that its passenger-carrying suborbital space vehicle, SpaceShipTwo (SS2), successfully completed its first glide flight test on June 26 since a recent integration period for rocket motor […]

Innovation

BAE Systems nav system to rival GPS?

June 29, 2012 0

UK defence firm BAE Systems has developed what it claims to be a new positioning system to rival current technologies such as GPS, relying on the same signals used by mobile phones, TVs, radios and […]

CAAs/ANSPs

NATS chalks up £89m rise in profits

June 29, 2012 0

The UK’s air navigation service provider NATS has announced an £89 million rise in pre-tax profits to £195 million. Revenue for the year to 31 March increased by £88 million to £865 million, while pre-tax profits […]

Airlines

Royal Jet taps NATS expertise

June 28, 2012 0

UK air navigation services provider NATS is to collaborate with Middle Eastern private jet operator Royal Jet to assist the airline’s effort to improve the environmental performance of its flights in UK airspace. The partnership […]

CAAs/ANSPs

Airservices upgrades Canberra equipment

June 28, 2012 0

Airservices Australia has replaced two pieces of vital air navigation equipment that will deliver enhanced surveillance and guidance for aircraft operating into and around Canberra Airport. The new terminal area radar at Mt Majura, commissioned […]

Airspace

Volcanic group work on future threats

June 27, 2012 0

The International Volcanic Ash Task Force (IVATF), a special multidisciplinary group established by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) in response to the Eyjafjallajökull eruption in April 2010, has delivered a series of practical tools […]

CAAs/ANSPs

Boeing to develop Indonesian ATM training

June 27, 2012 0

Boeing has signed a deal with the Indonesian Ministry of Transportation to jointly work to establish advanced aviation training programs and training practices in accordance with global standards. Under the terms of the memorandum, Boeing […]

CAAs/ANSPs

UK aviation targets cleaner, quieter take-offs

June 27, 2012 0

A new code of practice is being launched to minimise emissions, improve air quality and reduce noise from aircraft taking off at UK airports. A Departures & Ground Operations Code of Practice Working Group, comprising […]

CAAs/ANSPs

Airservices gets go ahead for price hike

June 27, 2012 0

Airservices Australia has received the go ahead to increase prices for its air traffic control services. The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission said it did not object to a proposal by Airservices Australia to increase […]

CAAs/ANSPs

MUAC report highlights good progress

June 27, 2012 0

European air traffic trends last year showed a welcome return to growth after three years of downturn and stagnation. The rise in air traffic at Maastricht Upper Airspace Control Centre (MUAC) amounted to 4.9 per […]