Safety

FAA fatigue measures win NATCA suppport

April 18, 2011 0

The US National Air Traffic Controllers Association has given its support to the FAA´s latest steps to tackle fatigue. NATCA President Paul Rinaldi issued the statement of support after yet another incident. Here the controller […]

Safety

New US shift rules to prevent fatigue

April 18, 2011 0

US officials announced new shift rules for air traffic controllers on April 17 as part of a “zero tolerance” policy to stop controlers falling asleep while working Hank Krakowski, head of US air traffic control, […]

News

Volga-Dnepr to develop electronic SMS

April 18, 2011 0

Volga-Dnepr Airlines has joined forces with Russias Ulyanovsk State University on a project to develop an electronic system to support the prevention of air accidents. Following a tender conducted at the end of 2010 to […]

Single European Sky

EU study to improve UK/Irish co-ordination

April 15, 2011 0

The European Commission has awarded more than €1.15 million in financing to a study which aims to design and validate the establishment of High Level Sectors (HLS) over Irish and British airspace. This will allow […]

SESAR

North Atlantic RLongSM trial underway

April 14, 2011 0

The SESAR Joint Undertaking reports that the first day of trials of Reduced Longitudinal Separation Minimum in the North Atlantic (RLongSM) project took place on 5 April. The project, which is part of the AIRE […]

News

FAA boosts staffing at 27 control towers

April 13, 2011 0

US Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood and Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Administrator Randy Babbitt have announced that effective immediately the FAA will place an additional air traffic controller on the midnight shift at 27 control towers […]

News

Barbados safety rating downgraded: FAA

April 13, 2011 0

The US Department of Transportation´s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has announced that Barbados does not comply with international safety standards set by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), based on an assessment of Barbados civil […]

News

Europe refines volcanic contingency planning

April 13, 2011 0

One year on from the eruption of the Eyjafjallajokull volcano the EC, Eurocontrol, and EASA are participating in a major ICAO crisis exercise to validate changes and improvements to the volcanic ash contingency plan and […]