InFlight Labs touts autonomous tracking first

May 23, 2017 0

InFlight Labs has developed the first autonomous distressed aircraft tracking system that communicates via a satellite-to-aircraft link that is activated by ATC. The tamper-proof Smart GADSS system continuously tracks the aircraft through all phases of flight via global navigation satellite […]


The Aviation API Economy

May 22, 2017 0

Alex Brooker recounts lessons from bringing operational SWIM to a wider market There is a lot of talk in the technology sector around the API Economy, and for good reason. In 2012 obtained half […]


China, Hong Kong to team on Pearl River Delta

May 22, 2017 0

China and Hong Kong aviation authorities are too work together to improve airspace management in the Pearl River Delta. Hong Kong’s director-general of civil aviation (DGCA) Simon Li and his opposite number at the Air […]


ATC providers team on South American initiative

May 22, 2017 0

Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay and Uruguay have agreed to cooperate in integrating their air navigation systems with a view to extending the effort to all South American countries. The first regional integration and cooperation meeting which was […]

Photo showing Alex Sauriol, chief technology officer, Searidge; Moodie Cheikh, chief executive, Searidge; Martin Rolfe, chief executive, NATS; Neil Wilson, president and chief executive, Nav Canada

RTwr: Digital Deal

May 19, 2017 0

Earlier this month, NATS, the UK based air traffic management company, launched a landmark partnership with Nav Canada with both parties taking an equal 50 per cent shareholding in the Canadian firm Searidge Technologies. Searidge works with airports around […]


RTwr: Where Next?

May 19, 2017 0

It’s an incredibly exciting era to be part of aviation. That was the general consensus amongst friends and colleagues this year in Madrid at the CANSO World ATM Congress, writes Alex Sauriol, chief technology officer, Searidge […]


London City launches UK’s first digital tower

May 19, 2017 1

London City Airport has announced it is to become the first UK airport to build and operate a digital air traffic control tower, with a multi-million pound investment in the technology. The innovative plans are […]


Europe's regionals resisting equipage deadline

May 18, 2017 0

Europe’s regional airlines are resisting 2018 equipage deadlines forcing them to upgrade to enhanced Mode S and ADS-B ‘OUT’ avionics. In pursuit of a common infrastructure across Europe, the European Commission has mandated that EU air operators […]


Work underway at Tallinn Area Control Centre

May 18, 2017 0

Estonia’s EANS has concluded terms on extending its air traffic control centre in Tallinn. According to the contract, 1,600 sq m will be added to the centre premises, including offices and technical rooms. The premises […]

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Leesburg prepares for remote tower testing

May 18, 2017 0

Virginia’s Leesburg Executive Airport will be testing remote tower technology this summer, requiring operators flying under both VFR and IFR to contact the tower. The remote tower concept uses a variety of high-definition camera and […]