Author Archives: Aimee Turner

DFS ready for COMSOFT SDDS-NG

Germany’s DFS, is ready to roll out COMSOFT’s state-of-the-art Surveillance Data Distribution System (SDDS-NG), at its four ATM centres across Germany, allowing for advanced exchange … More ››

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GroupEAD works on Pacific island safety

Just a stone’s throw from Vanuatu’s tiny Lonorore Airport, on Pentecost Island, an ancient ‘’land diving” tradition is attracting worldwide interest in this remote corner … More ››

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Hungarian CPDLC to improve efficiency

HungaroControl has launched a large-scale CPDLC (Controller Pilot Data Link Communications) project with the aim of developing the Hungarian air traffic infrastructure with the most … More ››

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ICAO task force details conflict zone measures

The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) has concluded its second two-day meeting in as many weeks of the Task Force on Risks to Civil Aviation … More ››

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COMSOFT to transform Estonian surveillance

Estonian Air Navigation Services (EANS) has chosen German expert COMSOFT to supply advanced ARTAS to modify their surveillance systems in order to sustain the safety … More ››

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Brussels requests Galileo satellite probe

The European Commission has requested Arianespace and the European Space Agency (ESA) to provide full details of the incident following the failure on August 22 … More ››

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Europe resumes watch for volcanic activity

The aviation alert status of the Icelandic Volcano Bardarbunga has been downgraded to code ORANGE indicating a heightened or escalating unrest with increased potential of … More ››

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Initial report details Galileo satellites glitch

A glitch during the flight phase involving the Fregat upper stage is thought to have caused the two Galileo satellites to be injected into a … More ››

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Riding The Perfect Storm

A volcanic ash cloud, heavy snow and industrial action by air traffic controllers formed a perfect storm in 2010 that stopped the anticipated recovery of … More ››

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Arianespace confirms Galileo satellites are in wrong orbit

The fifth and sixth satellites that form part of Europe’s Galileo navigation system have been launched into the wrong orbit The European Space Agency (ESA) … More ››

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