Category Archives: Operations

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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Eurocontrol future-proofs network operations

Eurocontrol has signed an essential contract for flight, flow and airspace applications. The Brussels-based organisation said it recognised that it needed to move away from … More ››

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Drone collision guidance issued to pilots and air traffic control

British pilot and air traffic control bodies have worked together to create guidance in preventing drone collisions. The British Airline Pilots’ Association (BALPA) and the … More ››

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Airports ‘ill-equipped for major cyber attack’

New research has found that airports are ill-equipped to deal with a major cyber attack and that remote tower technology could represent a major vulnerability. … More ››

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Airbus Aerial conducts runway mapping at world’s busiest airport – Hartsfield-Jackson

Airbus Aerial, the commercial aerial services business launched by Airbus less than a year ago, recently conducted runway mapping and inspections at the world’s busiest … More ››

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Flexible AFUA now live over south west France

A new upper airspace network has been implemented in the southern portion of the airspace managed by Bordeaux area control centre (ACC). The new airspace … More ››

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Exceeding Expectation

London Terminal Control is progressively implementing a project that replaces paper based flight progress strips with an electronic system. This project, termed EXCDS, will provide … More ››

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London flight delay warning on EXCDS upgrade

UK air traffic control provider NATS is warning of possible flights delays and increased noise in the London area as its controllers transition from paper based … More ››

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London Heathrow debuts world-first Optimised Runway Delivery tool featuring enhanced TBS

NATS, working with Leidos and Heathrow Airport, has launched the world’s first fully systemised Optimised Runway Delivery (ORD) tool which is set to further improve … More ››

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