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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


US training gap puts NextGen in peril: OIG

January 31, 2012 0

The rollout of the US NextGen modernisation effort will put the already stretched training resources of the FAA under even greater pressure, according to the US Transportation Department office of inspector general. In a report […]


US House approves FAA extension

January 25, 2012 0

The House of Representatives has unanimously approved an extension of Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) programmes, clearing the way for negotiators to complete work on a final long-term FAA reauthorisation. “With this extension in place, Congress […]