Safety

FAA to adopt airline safety approach for drones

August 3, 2016 0

The United States Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has commissioned an unmanned aircraft safety team and a drone advisory committee. Michael Huerta, FAA administrator, made the announcement at the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) […]

Meteorology

UAVs to tap into precise, real-time weather data 

August 3, 2016 0

IBM’s met services business The Weather Company is to work with low-altitude UAV airspace manager AirMap to deliver real-time hyperlocal weather data directly to drone operators. As drone technology moves toward increasingly sophisticated, autonomous operations, precise and […]

News

FAA launches controller hiring drive

August 3, 2016 0

In preparation for the future workforce, the United States Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) will be accepting applications from entry-level candidates for air traffic controller positions from August 8-15. “We provide the safest, most efficient airspace […]

Airlines

FLYHT looks to China for growth potential

August 2, 2016 0

Calgary, Canada-based FLYHT Aerospace Solutions chief executive Tom Schmutz anticipates significant growth potential stemming from a recent Chinese aviation safety move to tighten rules governing aircraft voice messaging.  In an interview with OTC Markets Group, Schmutz said the Chinese civilian aviation authority (CAAC) […]

Military ATC

In The Navy

August 1, 2016 0

US Navy air traffic controllers now have a state-of-the-art tower simulator which will allow them to conduct realistic training in control tower operations and procedures without having to rely on live traffic to do it, […]