Category Archives: Operations

New procedures for bad weather over Alps

Multinational air traffic management experts working in some of the busiest, most congested airspace in Europe have come together to develop a set of cross-border … More ››

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First Steps

Dave Hughes reports on how the United States’ NextGen programme is transitioning towards Trajectory Based Operations Now that the NextGen system, Terminal Flight Data Management … More ››

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Front & Center

Shelley Yak, director of the FAA William J Hughes Technical Center explains how the FAA Technical Center is tackling the TBO challenge The FAA’s move … More ››

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RECAT-EU increases capacity at Leipzig Halle 

Air traffic controllers at Leipzig Halle Airport are using a new procedure to safely guide more aircraft to land within a shorter period of time. … More ››

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Saudi’s GACA, FAA to train, boost operations

The General Authority of Civil Aviation (GACA) and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) of the United States have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to … More ››

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US pilots urge safe future space ops integration

Congressional leaders must begin work now to ensure that commercial space operations are safely integrated in to US airspace and that safety remains the highest priority … More ››

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Ramping Up

From The Overlook at the Charlotte Douglas International Airport (CLT), a public observation area, enthusiasts can witness aircraft landing and taking off from the world’s … More ››

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Zurich airport projects cut environmental impact, boost passenger connectivity

Skyguide is overcoming one of the disadvantages of the ‘first come, first served’ principle where aircraft queuing at arrival route entry points just before the … 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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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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