Smooth Operator

September 24, 2012 0

The National Center for Atmospheric Research, a leading R&D lab sponsored by the National Science Foundation has developed a new turbulence avoidance system in Juneau, Alaska. Potentially a model to help aircraft avoid turbulence at […]


Sitting Pretty

September 17, 2012 0

Frequentis has taken on the design leadership of the integrated controller working position within SESAR. Theodor Zeh and Christoph Lupprich explain the iCWP® philosophy Today’s air traffic management (ATM) system is at its limit. Without […]


Fit for Purpose

September 10, 2012 0

Airservices Australia is continuing the roll-out of Automatic Dependant Surveillance Broadcast (ADS-B) technology – a satellite-based technology enabling aircraft to be accurately tracked by air traffic controllers and other pilots without the need for conventional […]


Charm Offensive

September 10, 2012 0

Three pilots from North American Aerospace Defense Command, the binational U.S. and Canadian military organisation charged with intercepting aircraft that violate temporary flight restrictions, attended this year’s AirVenture air show in Oshkosh to talk face-to-face […]


Future Vision

September 7, 2012 0

Every year, there is a six per cent increase in the volume of air traffic. To make air travel more environment-friendly and quieter, researchers at the German Aerospace Center (Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt; […]


Solar Storm Warning

August 22, 2012 0

Researchers may have discovered a new method to predict solar flares more than a day before they occur, providing advance warning to help protect satellites, power grids and astronauts from potentially dangerous radiation. The system […]

Single European Sky

On Track For Failure?

August 3, 2012 0

The reality is pretty obvious: managing fewer flights can only help European air traffic control meet the tough targets that were designed to prepare it for a wholesale transformation to a radical space-based regime. The […]



July 20, 2012 0

NAV CANADA’s Rudy Kellar discusses its AIRE project in partnership with the UK’s NATS and Air France aimed at boosting flight efficiency on busy North Atlantic routes. As a flight transits the ocean, fuel is […]


Watching The Detectives

July 16, 2012 0

In the event of a volcanic eruption sending ash towards UK airspace during the Olympic Games, new detection technology could give vital, real time information on the actual amounts of ash in the atmosphere. When […]