CAAs/ANSPs

FAA chief Grizzle admitted to hospital: report

February 29, 2012 0

The US Federal Aviation Administration chief operating officer David Grizzle has been admitted to hospital suffering from an apparent stroke, according to the Washington Post. Grizzle is understood to have told FAA executives that preliminary […]

CAAs/ANSPs

ETASS win marks NATS' US market debut

February 23, 2012 0

NATS Inc., the US subsidiary of the UK’s provider of air traffic services, has won its first US government contract after recently establishing an office in Washington, D.C. to offer services to the US aviation […]

NextGen

Improve NextGen management practices: GAO

February 21, 2012 0

Better management practices are needed to ensure that the NextGen air traffic system is implemented without further cost overruns and delays, according to a new high-level report. In a review of 30 major ATC acquisition […]

Navigation

LightSquared sees hopes dashed

February 17, 2012 0

The US National Telecommunications and Information Administration has recommended in a letter that the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) indefinitely suspends LightSquared’s authorisation to operate a land-based network. It also called for cancelling a conditional waiver […]

CAAs/ANSPs

FAA reform measure finally signed into law

February 15, 2012 0

The long overdue FAA reform legislation was signed into law on February 14 when President Obama signed the conference report for the FAA Modernization and Reform Act of 2012 (H.R. 658). Transportation and Infrastructure Committee […]

Navigation

US Congress hearing supports GPS protection

February 10, 2012 0

The Subcommittee on Aviation, chaired by U.S. Rep. Tom Petri (R-WI) held a hearing yesterday to review the Global Positioning System (GPS) as a critical part of transportation infrastructure. GPS is the global navigation satellite […]

Innovation

NASA releases Efficient Descent Advisor findings

February 8, 2012 0

Results of NASA research to define and validate the Efficient Descent Advisor (EDA) concept have been officially transferred to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). The FAA will now conduct further evaluations for potential operational use […]

NextGen

Lockheed Martin delivers ERAM milestone

February 7, 2012 0

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and Lockheed Martin have achieved a new milestone for NextGen – the ongoing transformation of the National Airspace System. The En Route Automation Modernization (ERAM) program, which replaces a 40-year-old […]

Avionics

Trig Avionics secures ADS-B certification

February 7, 2012 0

UK business Trig Avionics has become the first company in the world to be awarded FAA TSO C166b certification for their TT31 and TT22 1090ES ADS-B Out transponders. This is a major milestone reflecting Trig’s […]

CAAs/ANSPs

US House passes four-year aviation blueprint

February 3, 2012 0

A $63 billion plan for aviation programmes which will speed transition to a new air traffic control system based on GPS technology was given final approval by US House of Representatives on Friday. The compromise […]