Airspace

SESAR conducts world first 4D flight trial

February 10, 2012 0

The first initial four dimensional (i4D) trajectory flight successfully took place on February 10 two and a half years after active SESAR development work. SESAR members Airbus, Eurocontrol, Honeywell, Indra, NORACON, and Thales contributed to […]

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 […]

Airspace

Serbia, Montenegro sign air traffic agreement

February 6, 2012 0

Serbia and Montenegro’s transport ministers have signed up to an agreement on bilateral cooperation in the field of air traffic management. The cooperation agreement is an umbrella document that provides opportunities for further cooperation between […]

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 […]

Airports

FABEC arrival management messaging implemented

February 3, 2012 0

After a one-week trial period Air Traffic Control the Netherlands (LVNL) and the Maastricht Upper Area Control Centre (MUAC) implemented the Arrival Management Message – AMA, an extension of LVNL’s Arrival Manager into MUAC’s Upper […]

Airports

LVNL launches Arrival Management Messaging

February 1, 2012 0

After a one-week trial period Air Traffic Control the Netherlands (LVNL) and the Maastricht Upper Area Control Centre (MUAC) implemented the Arrival Management Message – AMA, an extension of LVNL’s Arrival Manager into MUAC’s Upper […]

CAAs/ANSPs

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 […]

CAAs/ANSPs

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 […]