Category Archives: Communications

NATS selects R&S for second voice system

The UK’s NATS has selected the R&S VCS-4G IP-based voice communications system from Rohde & Schwarz as its second voice system for its air traffic … More ››

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Telephonics receives FAA production order 

Telephonics has received production orders for 34 Common Terminal Digitizer (CTD) systems from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). CTD supports the FAA’s Next Gen initiative so … More ››

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NLR reports excellent Iris polar coverage

Dutch aerospace researchers at NLR have completed the first flight trials using Inmarsat satellites to test seamless air-ground communications which will allow controllers to monitor … More ››

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Macedonia’s M-NAV seeks VCS partner

M-NAV, Macedonia’s air navigation service provider, has received a loan from the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development to help finance the upgrade of its … More ››

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Iris Precursor completes first trial phase

The European Space Agency (ESA) has completed its first flight trials using satellites to help bring Europe closer to its goal of modernising air traffic … More ››

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US to smooth global adoption of four-dimensional trajectory flight

Aviation authorities in the United States are to conduct their own series of four-dimensional trajectory demonstration flights building on the work of their European counterparts. Four-dimensional … More ››

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Swiss Schmid Telecom declared bankrupt

Zurich-based ATC communications business Schmid Telecom AG has been declared bankrupt after the administrator appointed as part of ongoing insolvency proceedings suspected its owner Peter … More ››

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RLatSM connection issues delay NAT rollout

Connectivity issues are thwarting the next phase of the innovative RLatSM trials conducted by the UK’s NATS and Nav Canada. Most aircraft transiting the North … More ››

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ADS-B Technologies fields promising ALAS trial

Globalstar and its partner, ADS-B Technologies, last month completed a NASA Langley Research Centre research flight with the Cirrus SR22 Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) surrogate designed … More ››

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Airborne Wireless Network seeks FAA certification for Infinitus digital broadband

Airborne Wireless Network is applying to the United States Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for initial certification of a civilian air-to-air communication system, a first of its … More ››

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