Innovation

Airports and SESAR together to modernise European ATM

June 17, 2011 0

The SESAR Joint Undertaking, a unique public-private partnership in air traffic management, has signed a contract and cooperation agreement with ACI EUROPE the European airports trade body – to engage its technical expertise in the […]

SESAR

European ATC modernisation at risk: ASD

June 17, 2011 0

Political uncertainties about financing are raising doubts as to the agreed overhaul of European air traffic management, according to European industry body ASD. At risk are annual savings of billions of euro and major environmental […]

CAAs/ANSPs

Eurocontrol publishes European ATM performance report

June 1, 2011 0

The Performance Review Commission has published its Performance Review Report on European Air Traffic Management Performance in 2010. The year 2010 saw the start of the implementation of the Single European Sky (SES) performance scheme, […]

Communications

FABEC to deliver first common VCS

June 1, 2011 0

Eurocontrol´s Maastricht Upper Area Control Centre (MUAC) and the French ANSP DSNA have signed an agreement with Austrian equipment supplier Frequentis to develop, deploy and maintain a new-generation voice communications system (VCS). This will meet […]

Single European Sky

Single European Sky role for airport slot chiefs

June 1, 2011 0

Slot coordinators may have a role to play in the Single European Sky, according to a new report commissioned by the European Commission (EC). According to EC analysis, better use of airport slots could bring […]

Innovation

VINGA demonstrates first RNP-AR arrival with ILS approach

May 25, 2011 0

The VINGA (Validation and Implementation of Next Generation Airspace) green flight trials were launched on 24 May with a one-hour demonstration flight, reports Aimee Turner from Göteborg airport. VINGA – a project within the SESAR […]

Single European Sky

FAB CE members sign Single European Sky agreement

May 9, 2011 0

Austria, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Croatia, Czech Republic, Hungary, Slovak Republic and Slovenia have signed an agreement to create the “Functional Airspace Block – Central Europe” (FAB CE) an important step towards achieving the Single European […]

Single European Sky

FABEC Project West uses real-time simulation on new routes

April 20, 2011 0

The civil ANSPs Belgocontrol, the French DSNA, EUROCONTROL´s Maastricht UAC and NATS (UK), together with their military colleagues from the Belgian and French Air Forces, validated an improved airspace structure during a two-week large-scale real-time […]

Single European Sky

First FAB report outlines airspace user savings

April 19, 2011 0

The Irish Aviation Authority (IAA) and NATS have published the third UK-Ireland Functional Airspace Block (FAB) Plan for the period 2011–2014 and their annual report on progress achieved in 2010. The FAB, the first in […]