Communications

New-generation voice comms go live for better, more secure ATM

October 23, 2017 0

Air traffic controllers at Eurocontrol’s Maastricht Upper Area Control Centre (MUAC) are now using a new-generation voice communications system (N-VCS), enjoying more flexible, secure and fully automated communications. Supplied by Frequentis, the N-VCS was jointly […]

People

Gibson exits FAA to head NUAIR Alliance

October 23, 2017 0

The NUAIR Alliance has hired Major General Marke F ‘Hoot’ Gibson (ret) as its new chief executive. Gibson most recently served as senior advisor on Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Integration to the deputy administrator of […]

UAS/Drones

Safety in Numbers

October 23, 2017 0

Drones won’t reach their potential until they can fly well out of sight, and achieving that safely is the goal of a testing corridor being built in central New York reports Jeff Decker. Global providers […]

People

Warinsko appointed SESAR deployment chief

October 23, 2017 0

Nicolas Warinsko has been appointed the new general manager of the SESAR Deployment Manager (SDM) and will take the organisation forward from the end of the year. The appointment of Warinsko is part of the […]

Safety

Loud & Clear?

October 20, 2017 0

In January 1990, Avianca Flight 52 from Bogota, Colombia, to New York City, ran out of fuel on approach to John F Kennedy International Airport (JFK), causing the Boeing 707 aircraft to crash in a wooded residential […]

UAS/Drones

Thales demonstrates ECOsystem for LAANC 

October 20, 2017 0

The United States’ Federal Aviation Administration has selected a small group of companies, including Thales, to support their effort to simplify the process for small UAS operators to comply with current US regulations and safely […]

Airlines

US Data Comm transitions to single log-on

October 20, 2017 0

The US Data Comm programme will phase in a National Single Data Authority (NSDA) for controller pilot data link communications (CPDLC) log-ons starting on October 21. NSDA will be enabled at each CPDLC departure clearance […]

Innovation

​NTU, Saab partner on innovative ATM tech

October 20, 2017 0

Nanyang Technological University (NTU Singapore) and Sweden’s Saab are to set up a joint research centre as part of a collaboration to develop research projects and programmes in high-end digital technology. The collaboration with NTU is […]

Communications

Message delivery glitch hits Iridium CPDLC

October 20, 2017 0

Controller Pilot Data Link Communications via the Iridium Satcom network have been suspended after US aviation authorities issued a temporary ban within the New York / Oakland / Anchorage Flight Information Region (FIR). The Iridium system is set […]