First Steps

September 3, 2018 1

Dave Hughes reports on how the United States’ NextGen programme is transitioning towards Trajectory Based Operations Now that the NextGen system, Terminal Flight Data Management (TFDM), is in development and deployment, the NextGen time-based management […]


Front & Center

September 3, 2018 1

Shelley Yak, director of the FAA William J Hughes Technical Center explains how the FAA Technical Center is tackling the TBO challenge The FAA’s move to Trajectory Based Operations (TBO) continues to change the way […]


Ramping Up

June 26, 2018 0

From The Overlook at the Charlotte Douglas International Airport (CLT), a public observation area, enthusiasts can witness aircraft landing and taking off from the world’s seventh busiest airport — one that handled more than 553,550 […]


UFA ATTower simulator to support FAA TFDM

April 11, 2018 0

UFA has been selected by Leidos to deliver its ATTower tower simulator to support testing, training, prototyping, and development of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Terminal Flight Data Manager (TFDM) system. TFDM is the FAA […]


US Data Comm transitions to single log-on

October 20, 2017 0

The US Data Comm programme will phase in a National Single Data Authority (NSDA) for controller pilot data link communications (CPDLC) log-ons starting on October 21. NSDA will be enabled at each CPDLC departure clearance […]


FAA’s Data Comm reaches 1m flight milestone

August 2, 2017 0

US air traffic controllers and pilots have used NextGen Data Communications (Data Comm) technology to clear more than one million flights – reaching the significant milestone within budget and nearly two-and-a-half years ahead of schedule. […]


Frequentis USA delivers DFW voice switch

August 1, 2017 0

The Frequentis 3020X voice communications system for Dallas Fort Worth NextGen Metroplex has been successfully installed and accepted by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) ahead of schedule. This marks the 131st interim Voice Switch Replacement […]