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 […]


European meteorology to support SESAR

January 19, 2012 0

Eurocontrol has awarded the EUMETNET Consortium led by EUMETNET a contract to support SESAR’s development of meteorological information services on behalf of the SESAR Joint Undertaking Seven national meteorological services and three industry partners will […]


LightSquared cannot coexist with GPS: official report

January 16, 2012 0

Nine federal agencies examining the potential interference to GPS receivers from LightSquared´s network insist the system can not coexist with GPS operations. “Based on testing and analysis, there appear to be no practical solutions or […]


Helios wins Single Sky technical support contract

January 12, 2012 0

Helios, the independent transport consultancy based in Farnborough UK, has won its third consecutive contract to provide technical support services to the Industry Consultation Body (ICB) for the Single European Sky. The ICB consists of […]


FAA data contract attracts three bidders

January 11, 2012 0

Defense contractors ITT Exelis, Harris Corp and Lockheed Martin Corp are vying for a contract expected to be awarded in June to build a data communications system for the Federal Aviation Administration´s NextGen programme, according […]


ITT Exelis announces bid for FAA’s NextGen DataComms

January 9, 2012 0

ITT Exelis has announced its pursuit team for the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) Data Communications Integrated Services (DCIS) contract. DCIS is the second major step in building NextGen, the FAA’s comprehensive, long-term plan to […]


Industry offered pre-eminent role in SES roll-out

January 5, 2012 0

Industry is to be offered the chief responsibility to ensure the timely and synchronised implementation of Europe’s future air traffic control system by taking on the new role of Deployment Manager, writes Aimee Turner. In […]