Heathrow goes live with Indra’s latest generation A-SMGCS

September 2, 2019 0

NATS’ air traffic controllers at London Heathrow have started using Indra’s latest generation system for Advanced Surface Movement Guidance and Control (A-SMGCS); InNOVA Ground. With the upgrade, the A-SMGCS and the tower displays have been […]


Nigeria’s NAMA splits Lagos ACC into two sectors

August 6, 2019 0

Nigerian Airspace Management Agency (NAMA) has split the Lagos Sub-Flight Information Region (Sub-FIR) airspace into two sectors, reports Nigerian Flight Deck The sectorisation which took off at exactly 00.01 UTC on 18 July was a […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


Gatwick noise footprint shrinks by 7% in 2018

June 5, 2019 0

Improved operational procedures have helped shrink the noise footprint at Britain’s second busiest airport. Smoother descents that reduce drag and use less power – the phasing out of the noisiest aircraft and the introduction of […]