Category Archives: Innovation

North European Free Route Airspace established

The north European Free Route Airspace programme NEFRA today celebrates its successful completion. The programme launched in 2013 when six north European pledged to establish seamless … More ››

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Airservices seeks long range ATFM innovation

Airservices Australia is undertaking industry consultation on the viability of designing and installing a Long Range Air Traffic Flow Management (LR-ATFM) system for Australian airspace. … More ››

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IATA debuts virtual ground ops training platform

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) launched RampVR, the industry’s first virtual reality (VR) training platform for ground operations, at a ground handling conference in … More ››

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ATC providers team on South American initiative

Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay and Uruguay have agreed to cooperate in integrating their air navigation systems with a view to extending the effort to all South American … More ››

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RTwr: Digital Deal

Earlier this month, NATS, the UK based air traffic management company, launched a landmark partnership with Nav Canada with both parties taking an equal 50 per … More ››

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London City launches UK’s first digital tower

London City Airport has announced it is to become the first UK airport to build and operate a digital air traffic control tower, with a … More ››

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Leesburg prepares for remote tower testing

Virginia’s Leesburg Executive Airport will be testing remote tower technology this summer, requiring operators flying under both VFR and IFR to contact the tower. The … More ››

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Ireland’s IAA launches E-STRIPS at Dublin

The Irish Aviation Authority (IAA) deployed a new Electronic Flight Strips system, E-STRIPs supplied by Saab, at Dublin ATC tower on May 17. Saab E-STRIPS is … More ››

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VIDEO ‘Pop-up’ co-pilot flies, lands a simulated Boeing 737

Aurora Flight Sciences‘ work on the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA)’s Aircrew Labour In-Cockpit Automation System (ALIAS) programme has demonstrated its automated flight capabilities … More ››

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ICAO uses RFI process for swift action on UTM

The UN agency governing international aviation standards said it is employing the ‘more responsive’ request for information process in a bid to swiftly develop low-altitude … More ››

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