FAA set to approve iPads for pilots

December 15, 2011 0

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is reported to be preparing to approve the widespread use of Apple iPads in the cockpits of commercial aircraft to take the place of pilots’ electronic flight bags (EFB). The […]


Countdown begins for mandatory ADS-B equipage

December 14, 2011 0

The Australian deadline for fitment of Automatic Dependent Surveillance Broadcast (ADS-B) technology in aircraft operating within Australian airspace at and above 29,000 feet (FL290) is now less than two years away. Australia’s air traffic control […]


First Dubai-Durban INSPIRE flight

December 9, 2011 0

Emirates has flown the first INSPIRE flight over the African continent on the Dubai to Durban route. The Indian Ocean Strategic Partnership to Reduce Emissions (INSPIRE) programme brings airlines, airports and air navigation service providers […]


Flybe partners with AirDat to provide real-time data

December 7, 2011 0

AirDat, a private US-based weather forecaster, and Flybe, Europe’s largest regional airline, have announced a partnership to provide real-time meteorological data for Europe directly from Flybe’s 83-strong fleet of aircraft. Flybe aircraft will be the […]


EasyGroup and Rubicon to study African LCC

December 5, 2011 0

easyGroup, controlled by EasyJet founder Sir Stelios Haji-Ioannou, has tied up with Rubicon, a UK investment firm, to explore launching a low-cost carrier for Africa. The plan is to hire a team of five aviation […]


Evergreen prepares for GPS augmentation trials

November 30, 2011 0

Evergreen Airlines has confirmed that it is to begin equipping the first of six Boeing 747 freighters with a Universal Avionics flight management system to boost GPS accuracy using a variety of global satellite-based augmentation […]