FABEC divisions hamper Single Sky vision

April 4, 2012 0

Conflicting views on how to go about integrating cross-border air traffic control have hampered efforts to streamline operations in some of the busiest parts of Europe In its latest annual report, Swiss air traffic control […]


UK, Ireland double savings for airspace clients

April 2, 2012 0

The UK-Ireland Functional Airspace Block is achieving more than double the savings it targeted when it went operational in 2008 under Single European Sky rules. A functional airspace block, or FAB, is a sector of […]


Perfect flight must become norm: Airbus

March 20, 2012 0

In the run-up to this week’s aviation environment summit, European airframer Airbus said the ‘perfect flight’ should become the norm in an effort to shrink the environmental footprint of an aircraft’s flight. Airbus will be […]


ATC Global: Spain adopts Sita's datalink

March 7, 2012 0

Entidad Pública Aeropuertos Españoles y Navegación Aérea (AENA), which manages air traffic control in Spanish airspace, has selected SITA to upgrade its air to ground radio network to meet the requirements of the European regulations […]

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INTERVIEW: Europe's transport chief Siim Kallas

March 5, 2012 0

  ATM: Europe has told the vast majority of its ANSPs to work much harder in delivering a single air traffic system. The ANSPs were consequently charged with revising their plans before the end of […]


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 […]


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. […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]