Innovation

NASA launches space weather probe

August 30, 2012 0

NASA’s Radiation Belt Storm Probes (RBSP), the first twin-spacecraft mission designed to explore our planet’s radiation belts, launched into the predawn skies at 4:05a.m. EDT Thursday from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. “Scientists […]

Avionics

Honeywell IntuVue 3-D boost for pilots

August 20, 2012 0

Honeywell has unveiled the latest updates to its IntuVue 3-D Weather Radar, which include new capabilities to detect turbulence, hail and lightning, up to 10 minutes in advance of approaching storm cells in the flight […]

Innovation

Ultra-light wind farm threat studied

August 13, 2012 0

Researchers at the Fraunhofer Institute for Wind Energy and Energy System Technology IWES in Oldenburg have developed a simulation that enables them to calculate what turbulence wind farm facilities generate, how they alter wind speed […]

Airlines

US airlines score on-time record

August 10, 2012 0

The largest US airlines scored record marks during the first half of this year for on-time performance, the fewest long tarmac delays, and the lowest rates of canceled flights. According to the Air Travel Consumer […]

Avionics

Garmin launches doppler-capable weather radar

July 20, 2012 0

Garmin has launched its GWX 70 solid-state weather radar that affordably brings advanced Doppler-enabled features to general aviation aircraft. The GWX 70 combines range and adjustable scanning profiles with precision target definition for accurate, real-time […]

Meteorology

NTSB safety alert on in-cockpit weather radar

June 21, 2012 0

The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) has issued a Safety Alert to warn pilots using in-cockpit FIS-B and Satellite Weather display systems that the NEXRAD “age indicator” can be misleading. The actual NEXRAD data can […]

Meteorology

Saab to upgrade Swedish weather radar

May 28, 2012 0

Saab has signed a six-year contract with the Swedish Meteorological and Hydrological Institute (SMHI) and the Swedish Defence Materiel Administration (FMV) for modernising all twelve weather radar stations in Sweden. The contract means that Saab […]

Airspace

China approves AVTECH wind tool

May 28, 2012 0

AVTECH Sweden has won a Chinese patent on its AventusNowcast aircraft wind optimisation product that supports performance based operations. Lars GV Lindberg, CEO AVTECH Middle East LLC said: “The Chinese Aviation market is the fastest […]

Meteorology

Aviation weather dossier published

April 11, 2012 0

France’s Air and Space Academy, has published its latest dossier Air Traffic and Meteorology. This report follows the conference on the same theme organised in late 2010 by the Academy with the support of Météo […]

Meteorology

Vaisala records major milestone

March 8, 2012 0

Vaisala’s Global Lightning Data GLD360, the largest single source of real-time lightning information around the globe, has recorded its one billionth lightning stroke. The GLD360 network provides more lightning information than any other comparable dataset […]