Airports

Düsseldorf deploys 120 Era vehicle trackers

August 29, 2017 0

Düsseldorf Airport has selected Czech Republic-based ERA to supply 120 vehicle-mounted SQUID transmitters as its surface vehicle tracking system. The contract was awarded to ERA after winning the tendering process in June and adds to ERA’s growing […]

Airspace

FABEC cross-border boost for Zurich arrivals

August 29, 2017 0

German, French and Swiss air navigation service providers DFS, DSNA and skyguide successfully completed the operational implementation of the FABEC Extended Arrival Management (XMAN) for flights to Zurich Airport. Thanks to the improved coordination between […]

Airspace

UK CAA opts for ADS-B as preferred GA tool

August 18, 2017 0

British aviation authorities have declared that ADS-B ‘in/out’ using 1090 MHz is their preferred national system to improve electronic conspicuity for general aviation, ideally used through transponders. The nation’s CAA said it is already working […]

Airlines

NATS operations resilience must improve: CAA

August 4, 2017 0

The British aviation authority has told NATS that it must do better in some areas following allegations that it breached its air traffic services licence and transport legislation. The UK CAA said that both Ryanair and London […]

Contracts

Italy’s ENAV selects Harris AMAN solution

August 4, 2017 0

Italy’s air navigation service provider ENAV has selected Harris Corporation to improve the efficiency of the nation’s air traffic management (ATM) network. Harris’ OSYRIS Extended Arrival Manager (E-AMAN) solution will help ENAV manage the flow […]

Airlines

Boeing, JAXA to flight-test weather technology

August 3, 2017 1

Boeing and the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) will flight-test Long-range Light Detection and Ranging (LIDAR) technology next year. This remote-sensing technology could help commercial pilots better detect and avoid weather disturbances to improve flight […]

Communications

FAA’s Data Comm reaches 1m flight milestone

August 2, 2017 0

US air traffic controllers and pilots have used NextGen Data Communications (Data Comm) technology to clear more than one million flights – reaching the significant milestone within budget and nearly two-and-a-half years ahead of schedule. […]

News

Belaeronavigatsia outlines Sokol ACC benefits

August 2, 2017 0

The new Sokol air traffic control centre near Minsk will enter into service in late 2018, according to media reports. Valeryan Grod, head of the traffic department of the Belarusian air navigation service provider Belaeronavigatsia, said flights […]

News

Network Manager handles 1 million peak flights

August 2, 2017 0

Europe’s Network Manager has handled one million flights in a month across the Eurocontrol network, which ranges from Ireland to Armenia and from Morocco to Finland. Traffic in July is about 5 per cent up […]

Meteorology

Onsite meteorologists to work at NATS centre

August 2, 2017 0

A team of Met Office meteorologists will for the first time be based all year round at the NATS control centre in Hampshire. The move follows a successful trial last summer and will see a team […]