CAAs/ANSPs

Finland's Finavia looks to spin off ATC

December 21, 2016 0

Finavia is examining whether to turn its air navigation business into an independent company responsible for Finland’s area and approach control services. Finavia is preparing the matter in accordance with a decision made by the Government’s […]

Communications

Iris Precursor completes first trial phase

December 20, 2016 0

The European Space Agency (ESA) has completed its first flight trials using satellites to help bring Europe closer to its goal of modernising air traffic control. The trials are part of the public–private partnership between […]

Airlines

Norwegian eyeing Siberian Corridor benefits

December 20, 2016 0

Norwegian Air Shuttle is pinning its hopes on forthcoming talks between the Norwegian and Russian Government that could see new trans-polar airspace rights allowing the long haul, low cost carrier the opportunity to open new routes to […]

Airports

Sweden plans first airport w/out traditional tower

December 19, 2016 0

Saab and the Swedish air navigation service provider LFV’s newly established company Saab Digital Air Traffic Solutions has signed a letter of intent with Scandinavian Mountains Airport to provide remote air traffic services. The parties’ […]

Airspace

FABEC states adopt common airspace policy

December 19, 2016 0

The six FABEC states of Belgium, France, Germany, Luxembourg, the Netherlands and Switzerland have adopted a new and far-reaching common airspace policy to improve the performance within their functional airspace block. FABEC airspace policy principles […]

Innovation

Future of Flight

December 16, 2016 0

Heading home for the holidays may fill you with joy, as well as a little dread at the thought of the complexities of air travel at one of the busiest times of the year, reports […]

Airports

RISE project to boost regional connectivity

December 16, 2016 0

NAVBLUE and its SESAR partners have completed the RISE Project (RNP Implementation Synchronised in Europe), laying the groundwork for the deployment of performance-based navigation (PBN) procedures at eight airports located in southern Europe. The two-year RISE […]

Innovation

Europe's Galileo satellite navigation services go live

December 15, 2016 0

Europe’s satellite navigation system Galileo today started offering its initial services to public authorities, businesses and citizens. Galileo is Europe’s Global Satellite Navigation System (GNSS), providing a range of state-of-the-art positioning, navigation and timing services […]

SESAR

DFS to head EU airspace safety project

December 15, 2016 0

The kick-off meeting for a new SESAR 2020 project called PROSA took place at the research centre of German air navigation service provider DFS at the beginning of December. The project aims to  provide air […]