Military ATC

Australian defence LOS occurrences in terminal airspace drop

July 12, 2019 0

Loss of separation incidents in Australia’s Department of Defence controlled airspace around Darwin, Townsville and Williamtown/Newcastle airports have reduced significantly, reports the Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB). As a consequence, the ATSB has now formally […]

Communications

Land’s End upgrades with new voice comms system

July 12, 2019 0

Systems Interface has installed and commissioned a Frequentis 3020X voice communication system at Land’s End Airport in the United Kingdom, which is the most south-westerly airport of mainland Britain. The VCS was installed at three […]

Innovation

France’s DSNA pioneers SWIM weather integration services

July 12, 2019 0

France’s DSNA is introducing an innovative service with more sophisticated real-time weather prediction models to support pre-tactical and tactical phases in operations. Three French area control centres (ACCs) in Bordeaux, Marseille and Reims have been […]

Corporate

NATS secures ten year contract at Cardiff Airport

July 10, 2019 0

NATS has secured a ten year contract to provide air traffic and engineering services and expertise for Cardiff Airport. The contract, which was signed on 9 July, includes aerodrome, approach and engineering services, as well […]

Operations

NewPENS migration project picking up pace

July 10, 2019 0

Denmark’s Naviair and Austro Control became the first air navigation service providers (ANSP) to migrate to NewPENS in mid June, closely followed by PANSA, skyguide, Avinor, EANS and Slovenia Control. On 1 July, Belgium’s skeyes […]

Airports

FlightAware applies predictive technology at Frankfurt

July 10, 2019 0

Fraport will begin using real-time predictive runway arrival times, so called ‘ELDTs’ (Estimated Landing Times) delivered via FlightAware’s Firehose feed as an additional data source in the further optimisation of airport operations at their home […]

Surveillance

Aireon Alert goes live!

July 9, 2019 0

Aireon and the Irish Aviation Authority (IAA) have announced that the Aireon Aircraft Location and Emergency Response Tracking (ALERT) service is officially live. As the first system of its kind in public service, Aireon ALERT provides air navigation […]

People

Pile tapped to head Micro Nav as managing director

July 8, 2019 0

Greg Pile has been appointed managing director of Micro Nav, succeeding Stephen Williams who has been appointed chief executive of parent company Quadrant Group. Williams has been managing director of Micro Nav since 2014 and […]

Single European Sky

Austro Control chief Hackl takes reins of FAB CE

July 8, 2019 0

Valerie Hackl has become the new chairperson of FAB CE CEO Committee. This will be the first time Hackl has assumed the role, since becoming managing director of Austro Control at the beginning of this […]