Meteorology

USAF gives green light for weather satellite system

May 26, 2011 0

Northrop Grumman Corporation has received authorization and funding to proceed on a Department of Defense weather satellite system projected for launch in 2018. The Defense Weather Satellite System (DWSS) will leverage the accomplishments and momentum […]

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Kingdom of Saudi Arabia readies for FPL2012

May 26, 2011 0

GACA, the ANSP of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, has ordered an FPL2012-compabtible update of its CADAS flight plan terminal system. It will also equip its central AMHS/AFTN switching solution with the automated flight plan […]

News

Eurocontrol volcano update sounds all-clear

May 26, 2011 0

No significant disruptions of air traffic are expected in Europe in coming days as a result of volcanic activity, Eurocontrol said Thursday. The European agency said activity from Iceland´s Grimsvotn volcano has declined sharply. “As […]

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Operations to resume as volcanic activity ceases

May 25, 2011 0

Observations from Iceland are that the volcanic eruption has stopped and disruption to air traffic will soon be over. With an expected 700 flights cancelled in Northern Germany the total disruption to the industry over […]

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Swiss controllers accept maximum pay cap for extra vacation

May 25, 2011 0

Skyguide and its two staff associations representing the company´s administrative, operational and technical (AOT) personnel formally signed a new Collective Labour Agreement. The new accord, which follows extensive negotiations between Skyguide and the associations´ committees, […]

Innovation

VINGA demonstrates first RNP-AR arrival with ILS approach

May 25, 2011 0

The VINGA (Validation and Implementation of Next Generation Airspace) green flight trials were launched on 24 May with a one-hour demonstration flight, reports Aimee Turner from Göteborg airport. VINGA – a project within the SESAR […]

Airspace

Ash cloud heads towards German airspace

May 25, 2011 0

The Icelandic ash cloud causing chaos for air travellers was Wednesday set to blow from Britain towards Germany, forcing airports in the north of the country to close. Around 500 flights were grounded Tuesday as […]

Airspace

UK CAA issues volcanic ash update

May 23, 2011 0

The UK Civil Aviation Authority says that new arrangements put in place since last year’s volcanic ash cloud would ensure high levels of public safety while helping to limit any disruption in the event that […]

News

Icelandic volcano poses limited airspace threat

May 23, 2011 0

No airspace closures, other than Iceland, are expected in Europe for the next 48 hours as a result of the latest eruption of an Icelandic volcano although operators are being advised to monitor the situation. […]