Category Archives: CAAs/ANSPs

FAA finalises rules for small UAS

The United States Federal Aviation Administration has finalised the first operational rules  for routine commercial use of small unmanned aircraft systems (UAS or “drones”), opening pathways … More ››

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US accident bureau eyeing safety data access

The head of the US National Transportation Safety Board has laid out a new advocacy role for the agency, focused on spotting safety hazards before … More ››

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Avinor partners with NATS to join iTEC

Avinor, the Norwegian air navigation service provider, has officially joined the iTEC collaboration, marking another step towards aligning air traffic management systems in support of … More ››

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Shuster remains committed to ATC spin-off

Bill Shuster, the chairman of the House transportation committee, insists he is sticking with his proposal to spin off air traffic control, the most contentious … More ››

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Airservices launches UAV operational concept

Airservices has published its operational concept for the safe and efficient management of Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems (RPAS) within the controlled airspace environment. The document, … More ››

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Irish state airports charge ahead in May

The Irish Aviation Authority (IAA) released new figures today showing that total commercial terminal flight traffic was up 10.3% at Ireland’s three state airports in … More ››

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NATS trials new general aviation safety beacon

NATS has successfully installed and demonstrated a new safety beacon on a crane in Newham, London in partnership with Carillion and Select Cranes. The beacon … More ››

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FAA planning drone height, speed limits?

Federal Aviation Administration officials could announce new rules governing the commercial use of small drone aircraft within the next few weeks, a senior advisor with … More ››

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US offers GA $500 ADS-B equipage incentive

The US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has unveiled a rebate programme to help small aircraft owners to equip their aircraft with a NextGen surveillance technology … More ››

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FAA-developed electronic strip system not fit for purpose:NATCA

Two state-of-the-art ATC towers will need extensive remodelling to make room for older, more dependable paper strip technology, according to union officials reported by the … More ››

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