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 […]


Innovation: Working In The Third Dimension

April 13, 2012 2

Air traffic controllers at German air navigation service provider Deutsche Flugsicherung (DFS) monitor up to 10,000 aircraft movements while making sure that air traffic continues without any disruption. Controllers do this working on large industry-standard […]


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 […]