On The Blocks

November 19, 2012 0

Last year’s Global Air Navigation Industry Symposium (GANIS), hosted by ICAO, provided the platform for the unveiling of the Aviation System Block Upgrade (ASBU) framework to be used by all states to upgrade their air […]


Cyber Wars

November 16, 2012 0

When the check-in services failed shortly after a high profile opening of a new airport terminal in June last year, the incident could easily have been written off by those inconvenienced as teething problems. But […]


Droning On

November 15, 2012 0

Driving drones can be a drag but a new study shows that distractions may alleviate boredom and improve drone operators’ performance. Jennifer Chu reports. On the surface, operating a military drone looks a lot like […]

Military ATC

Visual Copy

November 8, 2012 0

To ensure the controllers at Edwards US Air Force Base are at the top of their game, tower personnel train using a high-tech simulator that creates realistic scenarios that would be encountered during normal day-to-day […]


Global Gateways

November 8, 2012 0

As metropolitan economies in the United States expand their global reach through trade and investment, international aviation plays a pivotal role: the movement of people across national borders. An important set of metropolitan gateways have […]


Down Under Vision

November 1, 2012 0

Australia’s unique geography and reliance on aviation to bridge distances within the country and to the rest of the world, means that the national air navigation service provider, Airservices Australia, has been an early adopter […]


Virtual Worlds

October 30, 2012 0

Remote tower technology promises to revolutionise the provision of air traffic services. Last year, Air Traffic Management magazine interviewed several leading exponents of this technology. Round Table Participants: Detlef Schulz-Rückert, formerly head of tower systems […]


Third Time Lucky?

October 26, 2012 0

Two packages of regulations have been put in place and a third is now on the way, but for European airlines that are suffering under the existing inefficient system, the lack of progress is both […]


Going Large

October 23, 2012 0

Eurocontrol reports on how a pioneering project to offer aircraft operators direct flights and user-preferred routings (UPRs) across a huge part of Europe’s airspace, stretching from Poland to the UK, is underway with a consortium […]


Off Course

October 17, 2012 0

The European ATM Master Plan has undergone major revision and that has implications for the speed and scope of modernisation efforts. Steve Zerkowitz asks whether Europe is doomed never to learn the lesson of recent […]