Airports

Snow Patrol

September 16, 2019 0

Advanced automation technology has now been tested for the first time at Sweden’s Örnsköldsvik Airport. The AVAP (Autonomous Vehicles for AirPorts) research project is a unique collaboration project that aims to demonstrate how vehicle automation […]

General Aviation

GAMA accelerates dialogue with European regulators on eVTOL

November 27, 2018 0

 The General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA) has accelerated a dialogue with European regulators on the development of electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) aircraft and technologies. Thirty senior eVTOL company figures from eight countries have […]

Innovation

Age of Autonomy

November 13, 2018 0

An S-76B commercial helicopter flew over a small crowd gathered at Fort Eustis, Virginia, landed in an adjacent field after adjusting to miss a vehicle, and rose up to hover perfectly motionless for several minutes. […]

NextGen

Cloud Watching

November 1, 2018 0

Dave Hughes reports how the US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is connecting SWIM to the Cloud The FAA is sending its System Wide Information Management (SWIM) flight, aeronautical and weather data to the cloud via […]

SESAR

Digitalising Europe’s aviation infrastructure

October 18, 2018 0

This paper was prepared by the SESAR JU within the context of European ATM Master Plan 2018 update campaign in order to prompt discussions among European aviation stakeholders on the digital transformation of the sector. […]

Surveillance

EU adopts new rules on aircraft tracking

December 16, 2015 0

The European Commission has adopted new rules for flight recorders, underwater locating devices and aircraft tracking systems, addressing the issues raised by the accident of Air France flight AF447 in June 2009 and the disappearance […]

Airlines

Europe backs dedicated spectrum for tracking

October 30, 2015 0

Satellite-based flight tracking technology to enhance safety, prevent security breaches and speed data recovery for crash investigations, should be allocated its own radio spectrum band, according to European Parliament legislators in a resolution voted on […]

Safety

A Future Without Fear?

April 17, 2015 0

Does pilotless flight and a high degree of automation in a future air traffic system offer the travelling public the prospect of greater safety, asks Aimée Turner? “The aviation industry should consider implementing systems to […]