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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


Serbia, Montenegro sign air traffic agreement

February 6, 2012 0

Serbia and Montenegro’s transport ministers have signed up to an agreement on bilateral cooperation in the field of air traffic management. The cooperation agreement is an umbrella document that provides opportunities for further cooperation between […]


UK CAA consults on airspace transition altitude

January 31, 2012 0

The UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has today launched a consultation on its intention to raise and harmonise the Transition Altitude in UK airspace to 18,000ft. At lower levels, it is important for a pilot […]


Volcanic alert in Alaska prompts Watch warning

December 30, 2011 0

A remote volcano in Alaska’s Aleutian Islands erupted violently early yesterday, throwing up an ash cloud 4,570 metres into the sky. The Cleveland Volcano, located on an uninhabited island 1,500 kilometres southwest of Anchorage, has […]


Free route airspace gains ground

December 15, 2011 0

Free route airspace implementation is progressing throughout the FABEC area. In addition to the 182 direct routes already available every night from 24:00 to 8:00 local time, the EUROCONTROL Maastricht Upper Area Control Centre (MUAC) […]