Airspace

ICAO publishes first ever volcanic ash manual

March 9, 2012 0

Air transport operators now have a scientific basis for decision making in the event of a volcanic eruption thanks to a manual published by ICAO and endorsed by industry partners. Entitled Flight Safety and Volcanic Ash (Doc […]

Airports

FAA chief outlines metroplex goals

March 9, 2012 0

Speaking at the launch of the design and implementation phase of the Metroplex initiative in Atlanta and Charlotte, FAA Acting Administrator Michael Huerta last week said modernisation efforts could be realised within three years. “This […]

Airspace

Glasgow airspace changes become permanent

March 9, 2012 0

Reclassification of the Glasgow Control Area (CTA) and changes to the boundaries of the Glasgow CTA and Control Zone (CTR) have been approved by the UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA). This follows a review of […]

Airlines

FAA to boost metroplex airspace efficiency

March 2, 2012 0

Acting Federal Aviation Administrator Michael Huerta and aviation partners have launched a collaborative effort to make air traffic control more efficient, help airlines improve on-time performance, and reduce emissions generated by aircraft flying in and […]

Airlines

Non-EU summit signals emissions revolt

February 24, 2012 0

Russia could withhold permits from European airlines wanting to fly over Siberia on routes from Europe to Asia, if the European Union does not back down on its controversial inclusion of airlines in its emissions […]

Airspace

China plans lower airspace reform

February 16, 2012 0

Further reform of the use of low altitude airpace will be one of China’s top priorities, according to a ATM chief. Speaking at a Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) event, Wang Liya, chief of […]

Airspace

Indra clocks up year milestone at Karlsruhe

February 13, 2012 0

The Karlsruhe control centre, in charge of the management of Central and East Germany’s upper space, has been running the P1/VAFORIT ATS system for a year.The system, developed by Indra in cooperation with DFS, improves […]

Airspace

Birmingham chart to reduce infringements

February 10, 2012 0

In an effort to reduce the growing number of infringements of controlled airspace around Birmingham Airport, the UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) and air traffic service provider, NATS, have agreed to amend the CAA 1:500k […]

Airspace

SESAR conducts world first 4D flight trial

February 10, 2012 0

The first initial four dimensional (i4D) trajectory flight successfully took place on February 10 two and a half years after active SESAR development work. SESAR members Airbus, Eurocontrol, Honeywell, Indra, NORACON, and Thales contributed to […]