Features

OPINION: Look North

January 16, 2019 0

Spinning off America’s air traffic control system from direct government control would immunise it from the shocks caused by government shutdowns, writes Christian Britschgi of the Reason Foundation.  One feelgood story making the rounds is […]

Avionics

T minus 13 months

November 27, 2018 1

The US ADS-B mandate is coming, an immovable deadline looming over airlines, business aviation and general aviation (GA) alike, reports Mark Boguski.  Billions of dollars are being spent to equip with certified ADS-B equipment to […]

Avionics

Tooling Up

November 27, 2018 0

Is the European Commission admission that it could allow ‘reasonable, justified’ exemptions for ADS-B retrofits an embarrassing climbdown as the 2020 deadline looms? Automatic Dependent Surveillance – Broadcast – ADS–B for short – is a […]

Innovation

Road Mapping

November 13, 2018 0

Envision an ecosystem of small unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) representing a variety of industries all equipped with the knowledge and situational awareness to operate safely and efficiently within the National Airspace System (NAS). That’s the […]

Innovation

In Denial

November 13, 2018 0

Finding lost hikers in forests can be a difficult and lengthy process, as helicopters and drones can’t get a glimpse through the thick tree canopy, reports Rob Matheson. Recently, it’s been proposed that autonomous drones, […]

Innovation

Age of Autonomy

November 13, 2018 0

An S-76B commercial helicopter flew over a small crowd gathered at Fort Eustis, Virginia, landed in an adjacent field after adjusting to miss a vehicle, and rose up to hover perfectly motionless for several minutes. […]

NextGen

Cloud Watching

November 1, 2018 0

Dave Hughes reports how the US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is connecting SWIM to the Cloud The FAA is sending its System Wide Information Management (SWIM) flight, aeronautical and weather data to the cloud via […]

NextGen

Front & Center

November 1, 2018 0

Dave Hughes visits the Federal Aviation Administration’s William J Hughes Technical Center and learns that alongside advanced ATC simulation, unmanned aviation and commercial space are some of the vital aspects of its testing and development […]

Innovation

Weather Eye

November 1, 2018 0

John Croft reports on how FAA weather researchers are working to put more smarts in weather cameras to give pilots in remote areas a better way to establish visibility at airports and en route waypoints. […]

Navigation

RESILIENCE Reading The Signals

October 15, 2018 0

James Miller and Mitch Narins discuss the need for resilient Positioning, Navigation, and Timing Services for the safe, secure, and efficient movement of aircraft in the National Airspace System and beyond. […]