Corporate

Flight control systems market heads east

May 31, 2016 0

Global civil aircraft industry is witnessing a geographic transition from relatively slowing matured markets like North America and Europe towards the Asia Pacific, dominated by China. Increasing traffic in the developing geographies is driving demand […]

CAAs/ANSPs

NZ growth fuels changes to ATM prices

May 31, 2016 0

Airways New Zealand is reducing prices for airlines by 4.7 per cent over the next three years with the lion share of savings achieved in the first year with a 9.8 per cent reduction. The […]

Airports

Frankfurt tests curved approach procedures

May 25, 2016 0

Lufthansa together with German air traffic control and Fraport are to jointly conduct tests of new satellite-based approach procedures at Frankfurt Airport. The aim of these tests is to prove the advantages of curved and […]

Airlines

French ATC unions call for June strikes

May 25, 2016 2

French air traffic controllers and airport workers have been urged to join a three-day strike early next month. The three-day strike from June 3-5 has been called by the USAC-CGT union and has the backing […]

Military ATC

In Denial

May 24, 2016 0

The United States Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency is working now to develop a backup system to be used by service members in the event that access to the Global Positioning System, or GPS, is […]

Innovation

Irish complete Aireon ALERT milestone

May 24, 2016 0

Aireon has completed a service delivery point Factory Acceptance Test with the Irish Aviation Authority (IAA), Ireland’s air navigation service provider (ANSP). The test confirmed that the IAA’s service delivery equipment, a critical component for […]

Avionics

Australia turns to GNSS for primary navigation

May 24, 2016 1

Almost 180 ground-based navigation aids and associated non-precision approach procedures will be withdrawn from service this week after Australia earlier this year moved to more accurate, mandated satellite navigation technology. The move on 26 May […]

Airspace

Datalink through all French upper airspace

May 23, 2016 0

Controllers from the five French area control centres can provide ATC instruction of frequency transfer via datalink to all equipped aircraft above FL 195 (6,000 metres). Air-ground data link communication is the baseline of advanced […]

Training and Simulation

EPN performs Croatia Control assessment

May 23, 2016 0

Training solutions provider Entry Point North has conducted an assessment centre for 15 future ACS and ADI air traffic controllers of Croatia Control. The objective of the assessment was to select and assign the most […]

Navigation

Iridium launches alternative GPS service

May 23, 2016 0

Iridium has launched its Satellite Time and Location (STL) service, an alternative or companion to traditional location-based technologies to offer accurate and resilient position, navigation and timing (PNT) technology. Due to the unique architecture of […]