Category Archives: Operations

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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New IAA tower at Dublin Airport to support parallel runway operations within three years

The Irish Aviation Authority (IAA) has started building a new 86.9 metre-high air traffic control (ATC) tower at Dublin Airport, which is required to facilitate … More ››

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Stability Pact

Experts from six European Functional Airspace Blocks (FABs) are seeking new solutions in a bid to tackle volatility in ATM. BALTIC FAB, BLUE MED FAB, … More ››

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Gatwick to trial autonomous shuttle vehicles

Gatwick is to be first airport in the world to trial autonomous vehicles to shuttle staff across the airfield. The trial is thought to be … More ››

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BULATSA and IATA to develop airspace strategy

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) and BULATSA, the Bulgarian air navigation service provider, have agreed to develop and implement a Bulgarian National Airspace Strategy. … More ››

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Airways New Zealand hails ground breaking UTM trial over the skies of residential zone

The Residential Red Zone in Christchurch has turned out to be an ideal venue for a ground-breaking trial to test innovative new software that provides … More ››

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FAB CE mulls dynamic ATM procedures

FAB CE technical experts have now published their interim report into the introduction of Single European Sky ATM Research (SESAR) procedures to handle peak time … More ››

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