Monthly Archives: June 2012

SpaceShipTwo completes glide flight test

Virgin Galactic, the world’s first commercial spaceline, today announced that its passenger-carrying suborbital space vehicle, SpaceShipTwo (SS2), successfully completed its first glide flight test on … More ››

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BAE Systems nav system to rival GPS?

UK defence firm BAE Systems has developed what it claims to be a new positioning system to rival current technologies such as GPS, relying on … More ››

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NATS chalks up £89m rise in profits

The UK’s air navigation service provider NATS has announced an £89 million rise in pre-tax profits to £195 million. Revenue for the year to 31 … More ››

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Royal Jet taps NATS expertise

UK air navigation services provider NATS is to collaborate with Middle Eastern private jet operator Royal Jet to assist the airline’s effort to improve the … More ››

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Airservices upgrades Canberra equipment

Airservices Australia has replaced two pieces of vital air navigation equipment that will deliver enhanced surveillance and guidance for aircraft operating into and around Canberra … More ››

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Volcanic group work on future threats

The International Volcanic Ash Task Force (IVATF), a special multidisciplinary group established by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) in response to the Eyjafjallajökull eruption … More ››

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Boeing to develop Indonesian ATM training

Boeing has signed a deal with the Indonesian Ministry of Transportation to jointly work to establish advanced aviation training programs and training practices in accordance … More ››

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UK aviation targets cleaner, quieter take-offs

A new code of practice is being launched to minimise emissions, improve air quality and reduce noise from aircraft taking off at UK airports. A … More ››

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Airservices gets go ahead for price hike

Airservices Australia has received the go ahead to increase prices for its air traffic control services. The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission said it did … More ››

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MUAC report highlights good progress

European air traffic trends last year showed a welcome return to growth after three years of downturn and stagnation. The rise in air traffic at … More ››

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