Category Archives: CAAs/ANSPs

MUAC debuts next phase of vDFL

The Variable Division Flight Level (vDFL) concept has been extended to the western part of the airspace Maastricht Upper Area Control Centre (MUAC), covering Dutch … More ››

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NATS airline customers to be compensated

UK air traffic control business NATS confirms that there will be a financial consequence for the company from the delay caused by the technical problem … More ››

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DANUBE FAB launches cross-border sectors

DANUBE FAB has established two cross-border sectors, marking the first time that cross-border sectors have been implemented under a functional airspace block (FAB) framework. The … More ››

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What Went Wrong On December 12 And Could It Happen Again?

It’s all a bit up in the air as to which computer actually went down on December 12, causing severe disruption across UK airspace. The … More ››

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Independent probe underway into ATC failure

The UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) and NATS have agreed to an independent inquiry following the disruption caused by the failure in air traffic management … More ››

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Confidence in strength of system: NATS chief

The chief of UK air traffic control has pledged that the computer glitch which brought air traffic to its knees on Friday will cause no … More ››

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Workstation glitch forced UK airspace to knees

UK air traffic control NATS said yesterday’s severe disruption was caused by an unprecedented failure in the system regulating controller workstations at its Swanwick centre. … More ››

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Learning Curve

December 7, 2013, started like any other Saturday with controllers expecting business as usual. It certainly didn’t turn out that way as Aimée Turner reports. … More ››

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Europe invests in comms structure probe

The EU’s TEN-T Programme will co-finance with near €2 million a study on the new generation of communications infrastructure for the European air traffic management. … More ››

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ATSB to reopen contested 2009 ditching

Australian aviation authorities are to reopen the investigation into the 2009 Pel-Air Westwind ditching which was widely condemned as being deeply flawed and unfairly blamed … More ››

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