Category Archives: Airspace

160m passengers face being grounded, €88bn lost to aviation economy as Europe struggles with serious capacity challenges up to 2040

European aviation will fail to cope with the demand for flights over the next 20 years with around 160 million passengers unable to fly by … More ››

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Eurocontrol alert system to warn all controllers on aircraft judged ‘unsafe’ to transit EU airspace

Eurocontrol has deployed a new system to prevent unsafe aircraft from entering European airspace. Since November 2016, any non-European aircraft that enters the European Union needs … More ››

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Seamless airspace plan for 19 African states

Eastern and southern African states have passed new legislation to establish seamless upper airspace. The Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) which met in … More ››

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US selects UAS pilot programme participants

US aviation officials have selected ten state, local and tribal governments as participants in the Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Integration Pilot Programme. First announced last October, … More ››

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North, South Korea request ICAO support

North Korea plans to open a new international flight route via South Korean airspace following the recent inter-Korean summit, according to Seoul’s foreign ministry. Media … More ››

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Urbi et Orbi

NASA has signed a second space act agreement with Uber Technologies to further explore concepts and technologies related to urban air mobility (UAM) to ensure … More ››

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Raytheon partners US drone airspace corridor

The Northeast UAS Airspace Integration Research Alliance has selected Raytheon as a key partner in the development of America’s first and most advanced unmanned aircraft … More ››

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FAA expands drone airspace permit system

The United States’ Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has begun expanding an automated system that will ultimately provide near real-time processing of airspace authorisation requests for unmanned aircraft … More ››

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Angola hands Intelcan $63m airspace contract

Canada’s Intelcan Techonosystems has secured a US$63.36 million contract to modernise Angolan airspace. The order, published in Diário da República official gazette dated 2 April, … More ››

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EASA launches EU-wide GA safety campaign 

EASA and aviation authorities throughout Europe have launched a coordinated safety promotion campaign on avoiding airspace infringement. The campaign which addresses European general aviation pilots and … More ››

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