Author Archives: Aimee Turner

Frankfurt tests curved approach procedures

Lufthansa together with German air traffic control and Fraport are to jointly conduct tests of new satellite-based approach procedures at Frankfurt Airport. The aim of … More ››

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French ATC unions call for June strikes

French air traffic controllers and airport workers have been urged to join a three-day strike early next month. The three-day strike from June 3-5 has … More ››

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In Denial

The United States Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency is working now to develop a backup system to be used by service members in the event … More ››

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Irish complete Aireon ALERT milestone

Aireon has completed a service delivery point Factory Acceptance Test with the Irish Aviation Authority (IAA), Ireland’s air navigation service provider (ANSP). The test confirmed … More ››

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Australia turns to GNSS for primary navigation

Almost 180 ground-based navigation aids and associated non-precision approach procedures will be withdrawn from service this week after Australia earlier this year moved to more … More ››

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Datalink through all French upper airspace

Controllers from the five French area control centres can provide ATC instruction of frequency transfer via datalink to all equipped aircraft above FL 195 (6,000 … More ››

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EPN performs Croatia Control assessment

Training solutions provider Entry Point North has conducted an assessment centre for 15 future ACS and ADI air traffic controllers of Croatia Control. The objective … More ››

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Iridium launches alternative GPS service

Iridium has launched its Satellite Time and Location (STL) service, an alternative or companion to traditional location-based technologies to offer accurate and resilient position, navigation … More ››

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Italy’s ENAV getting in shape ahead of flotation

Cost-cutting efforts and a recovery in international traffic allowed Italian air traffic control to deliver an improved first-quarter performance. The air navigation service provider which … More ››

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Swedes hold crisis talks on sabotage fears

Sweden’s civil emergency agency held a crisis meeting on Friday to discuss a number of cases of suspected sabotage involving telecommunications masts and a computer … More ››

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