Turkey/Bulgaria partner on efficiency

May 22, 2012 0

The airspace capacity of both Turkey and Bulgaria is to significantly increase following the signing of a pact between the two countries. A memorandum of co-operation was signed by and the air navigation service providers […]


Tough penalties for Olympics infringers

May 21, 2012 1

The UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) have confirmed the enforcement policy that will be in place to deal with infringements of this summer’s Olympics security airspace restrictions. It said that its policy of not generally […]


Single Sky benefits obscured by low growth

May 15, 2012 0

Cash-strapped air traffic control authorities are warning airlines that any efficiency savings derived from unifying Europe’s most heavily congested airspace will be far less than previously promised due mainly to a sharp drop in traffic […]


NATS signs consulting deal with Georgia

May 15, 2012 1

UK air traffic control NATS has signed a Memorandum of Cooperation (MOC) with the Republic of Georgia’s Air Navigation Services Provider, SAKAERONAVIGATSIA, signalling an intention to collaborate on future training requirements for air traffic control, […]


FAA streamlines unmanned permit process

May 15, 2012 5

The US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has achieved the first unmanned aircraft systems milestone contained in the 2012 FAA reauthorization – streamlining the process for public agencies to safely fly UAS in the nation’s airspace. […]


SESAR launches unmanned study

May 3, 2012 0

Europe is to launch a specific study on the integration of unmanned aerial systems (UAS) in non-segregated airspace in a future Single European Sky scenario. The study, known as ICONUS (Initial CON OPS for UAS […]


Libyan conflict put Malta's ATC to the test

April 30, 2012 0

Malta’s air traffic control had to strike a fine balance between managing airspace restrictions during the UN Libya campaign and the safe passage of airliners routing through the Malta FIR – not to mention Malta’s […]


F-16s, MiGs engage over Bulgarian skies

April 27, 2012 0

US pilots from the 555th and 510th Fighter Squadrons based out of Aviano Air Base, Italy, have been given a rare opportunity to train and share experiences with the Bulgarian air force MiG-21 and MiG-29 […]


New NZ airspace policy sets out principles

April 26, 2012 0

New Zealand has launched its national air space policy which sets out the the objectives for the aviation industry’s future development. Transport Minister Gerry Brownlee said the new policy will give the aviation industry clarity […]


New Berlin airport prompts airspace restructure

April 20, 2012 0

The airspace around Berlin is to undergo changes with the start of operations of the two parallel runways at the new Berlin Brandenburg International Airport and the simultaneous closure of Tegel Airport on 3 June. […]