Airports

Finavia runway reporting eases winter traffic

March 5, 2012 0

The ‘snowhow’ at airports maintained by Finavia is even better as a result of the new runway reporting system. The new system forwards runway conditions information in real time and in fixed format to air traffic control […]

Communications

New space weather forecast system launched

March 5, 2012 0

A new European Union system to forecast space weather will provide frequent and reliable web-based forecasts so that satellite operators can take action to protect their satellites from space radiation damage. Led by researchers at […]

Airlines

Honeywell's GBAS debuts at Bremen

February 13, 2012 0

The satellite-based precision approach system GBAS (Ground Based Augmentation System) has received the German type certification as a primary landing system by the Federal Supervisory Authority for Air Navigation Services (BAF). It may now be […]

Contracts

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 […]

CAAs/ANSPs

Skyguide teams with MeteoSwiss on weather radar maintenance

January 16, 2012 0

Skyguide, Switzerland´s air navigation services provider, has newly assumed responsibility for technical maintenance activities at the weather radar facilities of MeteoSwiss, the Federal Office of Meteorology and Climatology, at La Dôle, on Monte Lema and […]

Airlines

Flybe partners with AirDat to provide real-time data

December 7, 2011 0

AirDat, a private US-based weather forecaster, and Flybe, Europe’s largest regional airline, have announced a partnership to provide real-time meteorological data for Europe directly from Flybe’s 83-strong fleet of aircraft. Flybe aircraft will be the […]

Meteorology

Met Office aviation experts launch new weather service

November 15, 2011 0

Met Office aviation experts have launched a new weather service for airport operators WeatherWindows, which was recently demonstrated to a select group of the aviation community at an event at Heathrow Airport, is a weather […]

Meteorology

Raytheon teams with AirDat and Metron on NextGen weather

October 2, 2011 0

Raytheon has teamed with AirDat and Metron Aviation to provide a low-risk, cost effective and innovative approach for the Federal Aviation Administration´s (FAA) Next Generation Air Transportation System (NextGen) weather programmes. The partnership will help […]

Airports

London Heathrow delivers update on winter resilience

September 29, 2011 0

London Heathrow Airport has published a Winter Resilience Programme Update detailing the progress being made to ensure the airport is better prepared in the event of extreme winter weather. Following the severe weather of December […]

Meteorology

New EASA IMC rules proposed for pilots

September 23, 2011 0

The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) has released proposed rules on qualifications for flying in Instrument Meteorological Conditions (IMC). With Notice of Proposed Amendment (NPA) 2011-16, the Agency puts forward for consideration new and more […]