Contracts

ANZ, Aireon team on South Pacific validation

February 28, 2017 0

Airways New Zealand, New Zealand’s air navigation service provider (ANSP) and Aireon have signed an agreement in principle to enter into an operational validation trial. This agreement will pave the way to a formal operational validation […]

Airspace

Gulf states edge closer to centralised ATM

February 27, 2017 1

A centralised air traffic management system for the Gulf states is taking shape. Co-operation at the regional level and across stakeholders has long been identified as crucial to successfully increasing efficiency, capacity and managing traffic […]

Innovation

Collaborative 2nd-gen SBAS research launches

February 27, 2017 0

Geoscience Australia and Lockheed Martin have entered into a collaborative research project to show how augmenting signals from multiple Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) constellations can enhance positioning, navigation, and timing for a range of applications. […]

CAAs/ANSPs

Harris tapped for advanced Turkish ATC comms

February 27, 2017 0

Harris Corporation has been selected to supply a next-generation, VoIP communication system to support the Republic of Turkey’s air traffic management (ATM) services. Harris was chosen following a rigorous review by Devlet Hava Meydanlari Isletmesi […]

Single European Sky

Spain holding EU aviation 'to ransom'

February 24, 2017 0

The solution to the vexed issue of Gibraltar lies in the application of European Union aviation measures to its airport in accordance with Gibraltar’s status under European Union law, insists the Gibraltar authorities. In response […]

Airports

NAVBLUE assists Zurich low visibility ops

February 24, 2017 0

NAVBLUE and Zurich International Airport have improved the capacity of the airport and optimised efficiency in CAT III conditions Low visibility conditions constitute a major challenge to airports, as raised separation requirements reduce capacity and […]

Safety

By The Rules

February 24, 2017 0

Philip Marien, IFATCA editor of the Controller magazine, writes about the urgent need for national and international regulations for drone users. In a recent article in their magazine Transmit, our member association from the UK, GATCO, […]

CAAs/ANSPs

Airways New Zealand reports strong half year

February 24, 2017 0

Airways New Zealand today announced its interim results for the period ending 31 December 2016, reporting a strong operational, safety and financial performance. The state owned enterprise has achieved an interim net profit after tax […]

Safety

FAA releases updated drone sighting reports

February 23, 2017 0

US aviation authorities today released an updated list of pilot, air traffic controller, law enforcement and citizen reports of potential encounters with unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) – more popularly called ‘drones’. The latest data cover February through […]