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 […]

Airspace

Birmingham chart to reduce infringements

February 10, 2012 0

In an effort to reduce the growing number of infringements of controlled airspace around Birmingham Airport, the UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) and air traffic service provider, NATS, have agreed to amend the CAA 1:500k […]

Navigation

US Congress hearing supports GPS protection

February 10, 2012 0

The Subcommittee on Aviation, chaired by U.S. Rep. Tom Petri (R-WI) held a hearing yesterday to review the Global Positioning System (GPS) as a critical part of transportation infrastructure. GPS is the global navigation satellite […]

Airspace

SESAR conducts world first 4D flight trial

February 10, 2012 0

The first initial four dimensional (i4D) trajectory flight successfully took place on February 10 two and a half years after active SESAR development work. SESAR members Airbus, Eurocontrol, Honeywell, Indra, NORACON, and Thales contributed to […]

Avionics

Cockpit surveillance now operational

February 8, 2012 0

Swiss Airlines operated the first-ever commercial flight equipped with a certified traffic situational awareness system on February 7, providing pilots with real-time surveillance information on surrounding traffic. The Swiss International Airlines A330-300, equipped with a […]

Navigation

New OHB satellites for Galileo start in 2014

February 2, 2012 0

The European Commission in Brussels has signed further contracts for satellites and launchers to ensure Galileo is firmly on track for the provision of improved satellite navigation services to citizens in 2014. In total, three […]

Airspace

UK CAA consults on airspace transition altitude

January 31, 2012 0

The UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has today launched a consultation on its intention to raise and harmonise the Transition Altitude in UK airspace to 18,000ft. At lower levels, it is important for a pilot […]

Airports

Airbus ProSky offers integrated airport surface management

January 30, 2012 0

Airbus ATM subsidiary ProSky is complementing its air traffic management (ATM) offerings with a powerful airport surface management system (SMAN) for air traffic control centres worldwide. SMAN was designed for environmental efficiency by the German […]

Navigation

Aircraft divert in wake of large solar storm

January 25, 2012 0

A coronal mass ejection (CME) hit Earth’s magnetic field on at around 1500 UTC on 24 January. The UK Institute of Navigation reports that the ensuing geomagnetic storm resulted in spectacular aurora displays that were […]

Airlines

Universal's WAAS/SBAS-FMS and TAWS for Cree Nation airline

January 25, 2012 0

Canada’s Air Creebec is to fit its entire Q-Series Dash 8 fleet with Universal Avionics’s Wide Area Augmentation System/Satellite-Based Augmentation System Flight Management Systems (WAAS/SBAS-FMS) and Terrain Awareness and Warning Systems (TAWS). They are the […]