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 […]

CAAs/ANSPs

CANSO sets priorities for European ATM

February 22, 2012 0

The European CEOs within the Civil Air Navigation Services Organisation (CANSO) have agreed three main priorities for the short and long-term improvement of the European ATM system. At its 47th meeting in Belgrade on 22 […]

Airports

Italy's ENAV to optimise Milan traffic flow

February 22, 2012 0

Airports group Società Esercizi Aeroportuali (SEA) and Italy’s ANSP ENAV have signed an agreement to implement a A-CDM (Airport Collaborative Decision Making) programme aimed at improving air traffic flow management in the Milan airport system. […]

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 […]

Safety

Europe meets air safety targets

February 20, 2012 0

In its 2011 annual safety report, the Safety Regulation Commission (SRC) confirms that Europe has met its safety targets as set by ECAC for ATM-related accidents. With data for 2010 showing an increase in the […]

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

NATS owners mull impact of govt sale

February 17, 2012 0

A NATS shareholder confirms that if the UK Government goes ahead with selling part of its stake in the UK ANSP, it could lead to a new owner – possibly DFS – taking a controlling […]

People

Hunt on for new Eurocontrol chief

February 17, 2012 1

Eurocontrol, the European air navigation safety agency, is on the look-out for a new director-general as the current holder of the post David McMillan prepares to leave. The Brussels-based agency says in its advertisement for […]

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 […]

Airspace

Indra clocks up year milestone at Karlsruhe

February 13, 2012 0

The Karlsruhe control centre, in charge of the management of Central and East Germany’s upper space, has been running the P1/VAFORIT ATS system for a year.The system, developed by Indra in cooperation with DFS, improves […]