Fly4D awarded first SESAR contract

June 27, 2011 0

The Fly4D consortium – led by Airbus with Cassidian, Honeywell, Lufthansa Systems and Sabre Airline Solutions– has been awarded a contract to perform SESAR sub-work package 11.1 (Flight and Wing Operations Centres). This work will […]


Danube FAB appoints Helios

June 24, 2011 0

Aviation consultancy Helios has been appointed to support the project management office of Danube FAB. The governments of Bulgaria and Romania, together with their respective national supervisory authorities and air navigation service providers BULATSA and […]


First COOPANS Thales ATC system goes operational

June 22, 2011 0

The Irish Aviation Authority (IAA) has been the first COOPANS member to set in operation the COOPANS Eurocat ATC system in both Shannon and Dublin air traffic control in April and May respectively. The operational […]


Eurocontrol outlines recent validation efforts

June 21, 2011 0

Several validation exercises aiming at improving air traffic efficiency in critical areas have been performed at the Eurocontrol Experimental Centre at Brétigny/Orge, France. Between 30 May and 7 June, the PANAM real-time simulation, conducted as […]


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 […]


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 […]


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, […]


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 […]

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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 […]