Category Archives: Navigation

Noise concerns dominate Edinburgh airspace change proposals in listening bid

Proposals to change flight paths above Edinburgh to boost operational benefits while minimising community impact have been greeted with concern by people wary of the … More ››

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Paris CDG launches first European RWSL

Paris Charles de Gaulle airport is now equipped with a new runway status light (RWSL) system. Installed with the support of European air navigation safety … More ››

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Four Galileo satellites launch all at once

The four Galileo satellites developed and built by Germany’s OHB System have been successfully launched on board an Ariane 5 ES launcher, which lifted off from the … More ››

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Galileo satellites set for quadruple launch

A single Ariane 5 rocket will today propel four Galileo satellites into orbit for the navigation constellation’s first-ever quadruple launch. Mission controllers are training intensively for … More ››

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Thales clinches USAF deployable ILS order

Thales has received an order from the US Air Force (USAF) to provide three Deployable – Instrument Landing Systems (D-ILS). These advanced, mobile systems are a … More ››

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Stormy Weather

Satellite engineers have been puzzling over why GPS navigation systems on low-orbiting satellites like the European Space Agency’s Swarm sometimes black out when they fly … More ››

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Multi-wave laser has navigation potential

A multi-wavelength laser MLM-01, which works using the metal vapour of copper, strontium, calcium, and barium could be used to provide reliable navigation of aircraft in low … More ››

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United States’ FAA outlines PBN-centric vision

US aviation authorities have outlined the direction the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is headed in an effort to make its airspace system PBN-centric and reduce … More ››

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Hungary deploys EGNOS-based approaches

The first EGNOS-based approaches have been implemented in Hungary at Budapest Airport. The publication of these procedures has been possible thanks to the work performed … More ››

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Esbjerg signs up to EGNOS approaches

ESSP and Esbjerg airport have signed an EGNOS Working Agreement, paving the way for the operational use of EGNOS-based approach procedures in Esbjerg, Denmark. The signature … More ››

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