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 […]


AF447 Analysis II: Tales of the Unexpected

July 9, 2012 0

Aimée Turner reports on the growing dependence on computer systems and asks whether they are leading to ‘automation addiction’ in the cockpit The issue of pilots’ ability to respond to the unexpected loss or malfunction […]


AF447 Analysis I: Automatic For The People?

July 5, 2012 0

Following the publication of the final report into the Air France AF447 air crash, Aimée Turner asks what issues does the high degree of automation within future air traffic management systems pose? Nassim Nicholas Taleb […]

Military ATC

Small World

June 26, 2012 0

Pamela Redford reports on how soldiers are learning to fly the US Army’s smallest unmanned aerial system ‘Big Red One’ A mobile training team from Fort Benning, Georgia, arrived at Fort Riley on June 7, […]


Remote Possibilities

June 20, 2012 1

With the latest remote tower operation trials conducted in Sweden this May, SESAR – Europe’s ATM modernisation programme – reports that the concept is one step closer to realisation, Over a period of three weeks, […]


African Adventure

June 14, 2012 0

South African air navigation service provider ATNS announced earlier this year that it was teaming up with Italian counterpart ENAV to explore developing joint commercial activities in foreign markets. ATNS chief executive Patrick Dlamini and […]


Lights, Camera, Action

June 11, 2012 1

A network of surveillance cameras is typically used to monitor at-risk locations 24 hours a day, but these can generate too many images for human eyes to analyse. Helen Knight reports on a breakthough in […]


Fake Smoke, Real Stress

June 6, 2012 0

  At Joint Operational Incidents Training, air traffic controllers and pilots receive joint training in emergency scenarios, and come impressively close to reality in the process. Christopher Belz at DFS reports.     Christian Klawitter […]


Space Race

May 17, 2012 0

ATM speaks to ADS-B Technologies chief Skip Nelson about how the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) could provide space-based ADS-B surveillance services Former FAA Air Traffic Organization chief Russ Chew has described global space-based Automatic Dependent […]


Digital Decisions

April 30, 2012 2

Bid contenders for the huge Data Communications Integrated Services (DCIS) programme will know in June whether they will play a part in revolutionising the way messages are sent through the US National Airspace System. DCIS […]