Corporate

Belgocontrol overcomes past financial woes

May 24, 2018 0

Belgocontrol has succeeded in wiping out the losses accumulated in the past four years, while improving service provision through intensive investment. The new approach Belgocontrol has introduced since 2014 has increasingly improved the company’s financial […]

CAAs/ANSPs

Italy's ENAV lowers free route threshold

May 24, 2018 0

ENAV, the Italian air navigation service provider, will now allow all air traffic to plan a direct route through its airspace without referring to the traditional route network above 9,000 metres. This innovative procedure – […]

Contracts

Aireon deployment continues with sixth launch

May 23, 2018 0

Aireon has announced the sixth successful launch and deployment of its space-based Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) payloads, hosted by the Iridium NEXT satellite constellation. At 12:47:58 PM PDT (19:47:58 UTC) on May 22, a flight-proven SpaceX […]

Avionics

Cobham debuts business jet FANS upgrade

May 22, 2018 0

Cobham has launched a communications upgrade option that delivers all the benefits of Inmarsat’s SB-S technology platform and FANS 1/A compliance to business jets at a price point well below historical solutions. Enabled by the development […]

CAAs/ANSPs

RTCA launches standards development body

May 22, 2018 0

RTCA is forming its own Standards Development Organization (SDO) to continue its 83-year track record of producing timely and robust standards and guidance documents to ensure interoperability of aviation systems and equipment, encourage innovation, and […]

Contracts

ERA extends African presence in Nigeria

May 21, 2018 0

ERA has won a contract to implement a Wide Area Multilateration (WAM) and ERIS air traffic management system to monitor helicopter traffic flying over the Gulf of Guinea. The Nigerian Air Space Management Authority (NAMA), […]

Airlines

FAA approves 777X folding composite wingtips

May 21, 2018 0

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has approved Boeing’s folding CFRP wingtip design for its two 777X aircraft variants, the 777-8 and 777-9 allowing the aircraft to use standard airport gates despite larger wings. Boeing started to incorporate this […]

News

Georgia opens advanced ATC centre at Tbilisi

May 18, 2018 0

Georgia’s Sakaeronavigatsia has opened a new ATC centre with training facilities at Tbilisi International Airport. The opening ceremony was attended by Georgian officials, Luis Fonseca de Almeida, regional director of the European and North Atlantic […]