D-RAPCON award back on agenda

March 19, 2012 0

The US’s deployable air traffic control system programme is moving forward again after recent budgetary challenges. The Deployable Radar Approach Control, or D-RAPCON, will provide worldwide expeditionary approach and en route surveillance for joint, coalition […]

Military ATC

Holding Pattern

March 17, 2012 0

Depending on decisions by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and Congress, the year 2012 might just be a turning point for the emergent global unmanned aircraft systems industry. Or if existing bureaucracy and political inertia […]


Solar storm shield for EGNOS

March 14, 2012 0

Europe’s EGNOS satnav augmentation service which guides aircraft landings will be strengthened against the effects of solar storms and its design future-proofed. Officials from the European Space Agency (ESA) and aerospace company Thales Alenia Space […]


GNSS Vulnerability: The Unresolved Problem

March 9, 2012 0

In May 2009, Professor Brad Parkinson of Stanford University testified before a congressional committee in Washington, DC on the danger of a ‘brownout’ of the GPS constellation, due to some satellites reaching the end of […]

Single European Sky

INTERVIEW: Europe's transport chief Siim Kallas

March 5, 2012 0

  ATM: Europe has told the vast majority of its ANSPs to work much harder in delivering a single air traffic system. The ANSPs were consequently charged with revising their plans before the end of […]


On the side of caution

February 27, 2012 0

The RAF’s National Air Operations Centre team explains why aircrews should always monitor 121.5 “Air Europe 123, this is London Centre on 121.5 acknowledge or squawk ident.” A call we have heard all too often. […]


Collision Course

February 15, 2012 1

  Bob Poole asks whether the retirement of a generation of controllers hired after the 1981 strike the cause of a large increase in US controller errors? US general interest news media over the last […]