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European airlines pursuing safety complaint over strike impact, shortage of ATC staff

British Airways owner IAG and Ryanair are planning to submit a complaint to the European Commission claiming that French air traffic control is not adequately protecting … More ››

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Big Data targets capacity planning, efficiency

Eurocontrol’s Maastricht Upper Area Control Centre (MUAC) has introduced a Sector Opening Table Architect which takes historic Big Data into account to improve the efficiency … More ››

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Managing congested airspace, airport traffic will create $5bn market by 2025: Frost & Sullivan

Greater demand for new technologies – mainly VoIP, remote towers, predictive technologies, and automation systems – will see the global commercial ATM industry develop into … More ››

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160m passengers face being grounded, €88bn lost to aviation economy as Europe struggles with serious capacity challenges up to 2040

European aviation will fail to cope with the demand for flights over the next 20 years with around 160 million passengers unable to fly by … More ››

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Heathrow’s capacity woes hinder connectivity

London Heathrow is losing out to its European rivals through sheer lack of capacity needed in order to grow, according to ACI EUROPE in its latest … More ››

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INDRA modernises Saudi ATC in record time 

Indra has completed its first area control centre in Saudi Arabia in record time following the contract award by Saudi Air Navigation Services (SANS) last … More ››

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France is hobbling Single Sky progress: Senate

French air traffic control must learn from its mistakes and make significant efforts if it is to handle the ever-increasing levels of air traffic with … More ››

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ERA seeks ADS-B let-off for costly, older aircraft

Europe’s regional airlines are seeking an exemption on retrofitting ADS-B surveillance equipment where there is no obvious safety benefit. In a statement, the European Airlines … More ››

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Eurocontrol alert system to warn all controllers on aircraft judged ‘unsafe’ to transit EU airspace

Eurocontrol has deployed a new system to prevent unsafe aircraft from entering European airspace. Since November 2016, any non-European aircraft that enters the European Union needs … More ››

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ATC staff shortages, strikes disrupting plans of millions of airline passengers this summer

Europe’s largest airline Ryanair is calling for urgent action by the European Commission and the 28 EU member states to call a halt to the … More ››

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