Airlines

Open skies for UAE and Greece

April 12, 2012 0

The United Arab Emirates represented by the General Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) has signed an open skies deal with Greece. Representatives from Abu Dhabi Department of Transport, Dubai Civil Aviation Authority, Sharjah Department of Civil […]

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Middle East signs up to security pact

April 12, 2012 0

Middle East states have pledged to work far more closely together to improve passenger and cargo security throughout the region, as part of a global initiative to counter terrorism. A summit held this week in […]

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airberlin debuts precision landings at Innsbruck

April 11, 2012 0

airberlin has become the first German airline to launch satellite-based precision landings using RNP procedures with its Boeing fleet at Innsbruck. RNP-AR, which stands for ‘Required Navigation Performance with Authorization Required’, makes it possible for […]

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Houston showcases NextGen Metroplex

April 4, 2012 0

Top US Transportation Department and Federal Aviation Administration officials met with aviation partners in Houston today as part of a newly-launched collaborative effort to make air traffic control more efficient, help airlines improve on-time performance […]

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Brussels perfects green approach

April 4, 2012 0

Belgocontrol, Brussels Airlines and Brussels Airport have jointly developed a new Continuous Descent Operation (CDO) approach into the airport. In late 2010, the three organisations formed the B3 consortium to develop and test a procedure […]

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Canada to focus on safety oversight

April 4, 2012 0

Canada’s transport minister has instructed its civil aviation authority to implement various recommendations after a high level audit of the aviation watchdog revealed ‘significant weaknesses’ in how it goes about checking airline safety. The audit, […]

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Transport Canada falls down on safety audit

April 3, 2012 1

A high level audit of aviation watchdog Transport Canada has revealed ‘significant weaknesses’ in how it goes about checking safety. The audit, completed last September, found that only 67 per cent of airlines, maintenance companies […]

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Outlook remains fragile: IATA

April 3, 2012 0

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has released global traffic results for February showing an 8.6% improvement in passenger demand and a 5.2% rise in cargo demand compared to the same month in the previous […]

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NetJets Europe taps AMA for data streaming

March 28, 2012 0

AeroMechanical Services is to supply NetJets Europe with its Automated Flight Information Reporting System (AFIRS) for 30 Hawker Beechcraft 750/800XP aircraft. NetJets – the largest business jet operator in Europe – has engaged in a […]

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Fast-track NextGen mandates 'misguided'

March 27, 2012 0

The attempt by US Congress to speed up ADS-B ‘in’ looks like a ‘classic unfunded mandate, imposing costs far in excess of benefits’, according to Air Traffic Management columnist Bob Poole. Writing in his latest […]