Innovation

TU Delft experts use aircraft as weather stations

October 17, 2018 0

To fly safely, aircraft need accurate updates on wind and temperature. Together, aircraft can also act as a sensor network that provides information to make weather models and predictions better, researchers at Delft University of […]

Meteorology

FABEC receives award for groundbreaking work

October 8, 2018 0

ATCA 2018 FABEC has been awarded the David J. Hurley Memorial Award for Aviation Traffic Management at the Air Traffic Control Association ATCA Annual Conference and Exposition. The ATCA award gives special recognition for outstanding […]

Corporate

Vaisala acquires wind lidar expert Leosphere

October 5, 2018 0

Vaisala has strengthened its position in remote wind sensing by acquiring Leosphere. Vaisala is acquiring all the shares in Leosphere, a French company specialising in developing, manufacturing and servicing turnkey wind lidar (light detection and […]

Contracts

Met Office to support LHR with airfield oversight

June 21, 2018 0

The UK Met Office will continue to support the smooth running of London Heathrow Airport after signing a new seven-year contract to provide on-site meteorologists and bespoke forecasts for the airfield. For the first time […]

Meteorology

Airline industry developing turbulence database

January 16, 2018 0

Airline industry body IATA is developing a turbulence information-sharing platform, which it aims to launch in 2019. Working in collaboration with airlines and industry stakeholders, IATA will develop a global database of real-time, aircraft-sensed turbulence […]

Airports

Belgocontrol boosts preferred Brussels runways

January 11, 2018 0

Belgocontrol secured 85 per cent of movements at Brussels Airport on its three preferential runways (25R, 25L and 19) in 2017. In 15 per cent of cases, the air traffic controllers had to use alternative […]

Airports

Belgocontrol debuts upper wind measurement

November 23, 2017 0

Belgocontrol has developed a new tool that informs pilots and air traffic controllers on upper winds at Brussels International Airport. Upper wind is often stronger than wind measured at ground level. If certain conditions are […]