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Latvia to provide comms for Estonian ANS

Latvian air navigation service provider Latvijas Gaisa Satiksme (LGS) is now delivering AFTN/AMHS system operator services for the Estonian Air Navigation Services (EANS). LGS will also … More ››

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NASA unveils new public web portal for research results

Public access to NASA-funded research data now is now just a click away, with the launch of a new agency public access portal. The creation … More ››

Cambridge Pixel tapped for £44m RN upgrade

Cambridge Pixel has been selected by Lockheed Martin Integrated Systems UK to supply software modules for radar scan conversion, target tracking and radar fusion, for … More ››

China launches first quantum comms satellite

China has just launched the world’s first quantum communications satellite, reports New Scientist. The 600 kg spacecraft blasted off from the Jiuquan Satellite Center in the … More ››

EASA strengthens pilot medical requirements

EASA published a set of proposals to the European Commission for an update of the rules concerning pilots’ medical fitness, as part of its Action … More ››

FAA unveils new air transport research centre

The United States’ Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has selected the University of Oklahoma and Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University teams to lead the new Air Transportation Centre … More ››

Solar flare caused 1967 Cold War scare

A powerful solar storm 1967 may well have triggered a crisis between the US and the USSR if not for the USAF space weather monitoring programme, … More ››

SAE seeks bird strike expertise

SAE International is seeking members for a new technical committee that will establish international standards for artificial birds in  the development and certification of structures and … More ››

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Greg Murray of Aviation Advocacy mulls what Europe and the US could learn from Africa about drones Last month Amazon announced that it would be partnering up … More ››

Scientists from the Faculty of Physics, University of Warsaw, have demonstrated that turbulence can be detected in a much faster and more precise way, using data already routinely broadcast by the aircraft operated by commercial airlines. (Source: FUW, jch)

Naukowcy z Wydzia³u Fizyki Uniwersytetu Warszawskiego zademonstrowali now¹ metodê szybkiej i precyzyjnej detekcji turbulencji na podstawie danych standardowo wysy³anych przez samoloty komercyjne. (ród³o: FUW, jch)
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Detecting turbulence remains the Achilles’ heel of modern-day aviation. Reports submitted by pilots, subjective and often very inaccurate, are the least expensive and the most … More ››

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