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 […]

CAAs/ANSPs

World first for Belgocontrol meteo service

September 5, 2017 0

Belgocontrol has started to send its operational meteorological data to its international partners in a new data format. The meteorological service of Belgium’s national air navigation service provider is the first in the world to be […]

Airlines

Boeing, JAXA to flight-test weather technology

August 3, 2017 1

Boeing and the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) will flight-test Long-range Light Detection and Ranging (LIDAR) technology next year. This remote-sensing technology could help commercial pilots better detect and avoid weather disturbances to improve flight […]

Meteorology

Onsite meteorologists to work at NATS centre

August 2, 2017 0

A team of Met Office meteorologists will for the first time be based all year round at the NATS control centre in Hampshire. The move follows a successful trial last summer and will see a team […]

Contracts

Naviair upgrades to Frequentis weather info

July 27, 2017 0

Denmark’s Naviair has received the latest smartWeather system release from Frequentis, enabling the exchange of IWXXM data in full compliance with Amendment 78 of ICAO Annex 3 which mandates the exchange of weather products in […]

Airlines

WMO, IATA team on weather data gathering

July 11, 2017 0

The World Meteorological Organisation (WMO) has held talks and entered into a new working arrangement with the International Air Transport Association (IATA) on the operation of the global Aircraft Meteorological DAta Relay (AMDAR) system. WMO […]

Meteorology

Thales ECOsystem links to Meteo France

March 13, 2017 0

World ATM Congress  Thales has struck an agreement with Météo-France to integrate global weather services into Thales’s ECOsystem decision support platform for improved aviation operations. In many areas around the world, air traffic control is performed without the […]

Meteorology

Europe's ATC launches worsening weather study

January 16, 2017 0

Several major European air traffic control agencies are studying how best to manage the impact of an apparent worsening of continental weather systems. The six air navigation service providers within the FABEC functional airspace block include […]