Canada bans lithium metal cargo on airliners

December 31, 2014 0

Canada is to ban transporting lithium metal batteries as cargo on passenger flights. Earlier this year, the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) adopted a ban on the shipment of lithium metal batteries as cargo aboard […]


True Heading?

December 30, 2014 0

Was the reluctance of the airline industry to accelerate the deployment of global flight tracking solutions entirely predictable? Is it truly committed to a huge leap in situation awareness and if so, Aimée Turner ask […]


Tracing The Future

December 30, 2014 0

Steve Winter examines what issues UN aviation agency ICAO faced in assessing global tracking technologies following the loss of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 In response to the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 on March […]


Raytheon wins $350m STARS upgrade

December 24, 2014 0

Raytheon has been awarded a $350 million Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) contract modification to continue the upgrade of 135 air traffic control centres to the Standard Terminal Automation System (STARS) until September 2017. Implementation of […]


Airbus ProSky launches SESAR RISE project

December 23, 2014 0

Airbus ProSky and its partners will kick-off the RISE Project (RNP Implementation Synchronized in Europe). Together, with SESAR Joint Undertaking (SJU), they will implement Performance Based Navigation (PBN) procedures at eight airports located in southern […]


FAA promotes responsible UAV flying

December 22, 2014 0

Leading unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) industry and hobbyist groups, along with the United States federal government, today launched a new education campaign titled “Know Before You Fly,” which provides prospective operators with the information and […]


Act now to access €300m for SESAR deployment

December 19, 2014 0

With the deadline for applications currently set at 26 February, organisations will need to act fast to prepare a compelling case for tapping into the multi-billion euro funds allocated to advancing the Single European Sky. […]

Training and Simulation

Common Goal

December 19, 2014 0

The European Aviation Safety Agency is working on a draft regulatory proposal that would harmonise training and certification standards for air traffic controllers throughout the European Union. Zsuzsanna Erdélyi reports on the agency’s progress In […]