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Konstantinos Zografos explains why voluntary scheduling guidelines developed and evolved over the years are not delivering the necessary levels of efficiency, and what is being … More ››

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IATA, Airbus advance AFTM in Asia-Pacific

In another step towards regional collaboration in air traffic flow management (ATFM), international airlines organisation IATA has engaged Airbus ProSky to help educate Asia-Pacific stakeholders … More ››

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Threat of French industrial action lifted

French air traffic controller union SNCTA has confirmed that the threat of strike action on April 16-18 has been lifted. SNCTA said it had made … More ››

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FAA details fast-tracking approach for UAS

The summary grant process the Federal Aviation Administration is now using to issue 30 Section 333 unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) demonstrates how the agency is … More ››

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FAA approves USAA drone research bid

The United States Federal Aviation Administration has approved USAA’s request to test how unmanned aircraft systems, also known as drones, could help speed review of … More ››

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LFV selects Airtel data link comms test system

Swedish air traffic control LFV is now using Airtel ATN’s CPDLC test systems. CPDLC (Controller Pilot Data Link Communications) is a type of text message … More ››

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GA salutes small a/c certification overhaul

The General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA) has praised the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) for modernising the way smaller aircraft are certified. GAMA is an … More ››

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Time Based Separation goes live at Heathrow

A new way of separating arriving aircraft at Heathrow Airport by time instead of distance in order to cut delays caused by strong winds has … More ››

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Profit should not motivate FAA reform: NATCA

US air traffic controllers remain opposed to any new model that generates profit from the services they provide, according to the controller union chief Paul … More ››

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FAA fast tracks drone ‘cognoscenti’

The Federal Aviation Administration has established an interim policy to speed up airspace authorsations for certain commercial unmanned aircraft (UAS) operators who obtain Section 333 … More ››

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