CAAs/ANSPs

Latvia to provide comms for Estonian ANS

August 19, 2016 0

Latvian air navigation service provider Latvijas Gaisa Satiksme (LGS) is now delivering AFTN/AMHS system operator services for the Estonian Air Navigation Services (EANS). LGS will also remotely operate the EANS communication centre on behalf of EANS. […]

Contracts

Cambridge Pixel tapped for £44m RN upgrade

August 16, 2016 0

Cambridge Pixel has been selected by Lockheed Martin Integrated Systems UK to supply software modules for radar scan conversion, target tracking and radar fusion, for integration into the company’s new state-of-the-art Naval Vigilance Radar system. […]

Communications

China launches first quantum comms satellite

August 16, 2016 0

China has just launched the world’s first quantum communications satellite, reports New Scientist. The 600 kg spacecraft blasted off from the Jiuquan Satellite Center in the Gobi Desert at 0140 local time. The satellite is both […]

Innovation

Above & Beyond

August 16, 2016 0

Greg Murray of Aviation Advocacy mulls what Europe and the US could learn from Africa about drones Last month Amazon announced that it would be partnering up with the UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) to test its […]

Safety

EASA strengthens pilot medical requirements

August 16, 2016 0

EASA published a set of proposals to the European Commission for an update of the rules concerning pilots’ medical fitness, as part of its Action Plan following the Germanwings Flight 9525 accident. These rules are […]

Innovation

FAA unveils new air transport research centre

August 15, 2016 0

The United States’ Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has selected the University of Oklahoma and Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University teams to lead the new Air Transportation Centre of Excellence for Technical Training and Human Performance (COE TTHP). […]

Communications

Solar flare caused 1967 Cold War scare

August 15, 2016 1

A powerful solar storm 1967 may well have triggered a crisis between the US and the USSR if not for the USAF space weather monitoring programme, according to a new Cold War study. The study conducted by a team […]

Safety

SAE seeks bird strike expertise

August 12, 2016 0

SAE International is seeking members for a new technical committee that will establish international standards for artificial birds in  the development and certification of structures and engines for bird strike testing. The SAE International G-28 Committee, […]

Innovation

STR-SpeechTech debuts service-oriented ATIS

August 12, 2016 0

STR-SpeechTech has completed the development of its next generation StarCaster (Version 6) broadcasting solution that allows Automatic Terminal Information Services (ATIS) to be deployed as a standalone tower system, a hosted service for multiple towers, […]