Monthly Archives: March 2018

Europe’s core airspace nears saturation point as ‘volatile’ traffic hits an all-time record

Air traffic controllers managing some of Europe’s busiest airspace handled an all-time traffic high in 2017, topping the historical peak reached the previous year. In … More ››

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Testing,Testing

NASA’s UTM programme has completed TCL 3 testing at the FAA-Designated Nevada UAS Test Site, reports the Nevada Institute for Autonomous Systems (NIAS). NIAS, which manages … More ››

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Thales signs agreement with NASA to support unmanned systems control technologies

Thales has reached formal agreement with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) for a Space Act Agreement to support their unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) … 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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Estonia’s EANS makes remote tower progress

Estonia’s EANS together with contractor Cybernetica have developed a remote tower at Tartu airport. Validation and testing has now started which will focus on the … More ››

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Heathrow expansion “at the wrong price”: IATA

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has welcomed the UK Transport Select Committee’s endorsement of Heathrow as the right location to expand airport capacity, but warned that the costs could … 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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InFlight Labs to support airline GADSS needs

InFlight Labs have developed Smart ADT, an industry-first GADSS (Global Aeronautical Distress Safety System) compliant avionics interface which works with the aircraft’s communication system to trigger real-time tracking … 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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Public Private Partnerships suffer shortcomings, offer limited benefits: EU audit

EU co-financed Public Private Partnerships (PPPs) cannot be regarded as an economically viable option for delivering public infrastructure, according to a new report from the … More ››

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