FAA chief reassures Congress on ATC Safety

May 26, 2011 0

FAA Administrator Randy Babbitt has assured a US Senate committee that the agency is addressing recent faillings in air traffic control. Testifying before the Committee on Commerce, Science & Transportation Subcommittee on Aviation Operations, Safety […]


Ash cloud heads towards German airspace

May 25, 2011 0

The Icelandic ash cloud causing chaos for air travellers was Wednesday set to blow from Britain towards Germany, forcing airports in the north of the country to close. Around 500 flights were grounded Tuesday as […]


UK CAA issues volcanic ash update

May 23, 2011 0

The UK Civil Aviation Authority says that new arrangements put in place since last year’s volcanic ash cloud would ensure high levels of public safety while helping to limit any disruption in the event that […]


EASA issues volcanic A-NPA

May 9, 2011 0

An Advance Notice of Proposed Amendment (A-NPA) No. 2011-06 has been issued by the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) in wake of the eruption of the Eyafjallajokull volcano in Iceland in April 2010. Air traffic […]


Further actions as part of FAA ATC review

May 4, 2011 0

Federal Aviation Administration Administrator (FAA) Randy Babbitt has announced additional management changes and other actions as part of the FAA´s comprehensive review of the air traffic control system. Three veteran FAA managers will be repositioned […]


NATCA calls for fatigue measures

April 26, 2011 0

Statement from NATCA President Paul Rinaldi: Last week we began an open and honest dialogue with our members about recent incidents and the reminder to always uphold the high standard of professionalism and commitment to […]


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 […]


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, […]


NTSB investigates JFK wing clipping: AUDIO/VIDEO

April 13, 2011 0

The US National Transportation Safety Board is investigating a wing tip clipping that occurred between an Airbus A380 (F-HPJD) and a Bombardier CRJ-700 (N641CA) at John F. Kennedy Airport in New York. On April 11, […]


Dutch ANSP embarks on time-based innovation

March 30, 2011 0

Air Traffic Control the Netherlands (LVNL) is preparing to implement its Speed and Route Advisor (SARA) project, part of a strategy to completely innovate the way in which aircraft arrive at major airports where there […]