Category Archives: Navigation

South African becomes US A330 RNP pioneer

South African Airways (SAA) has received approval from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to operate Required Navigation Procedures – Authorisation Required (RNP AR) procedures in … More ››

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SwiftBroadband Safety makes maiden flight

Hawaiian Airlines has become the first commercial airline to fly with UK satellite business Inmarsat’s SwiftBroadband Safety service on its Boeing 767-300 fleet, after the … More ››

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UTC fields aircraft taxi strike alert system

UTC Aerospace Systems has launched its radar-based aircraft Taxi Strike Alert System (TSAS) designed to help flight crews navigate safely during taxiing operations and to … More ››

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Honeywell, Boeing trial CAT III GBAS landing

In an industry first, Honeywell and Boeing demonstrated how an aircraft can use Honeywell’s next-generation, precision navigation and landing technology to perform safe and successful airport … More ››

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US to revisit LORAN as GPS back-up

Exelis, UrsaNav, the Department of Homeland Security’s Science and Technology Directorate (DHS S&T), and the US Coast Guard have entered into a cooperative research and … More ››

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NATS, Indra launch GBAS solution

UK air traffic control business NATS and Spain’s Indra Navia have developed a new air traffic enhancement solution utilising Ground-Based Augmentation System (GBAS) technology. The … More ››

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Eurocontrol links with GSA on satellite navigation

GSA, the European global navigation satellite systems agency has forged a long term partnership with Europe’s air navigation safety agency Eurocontrol. The objecive of the … More ››

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Global satnav augmentation systems settle on common channels post-2020

The next decade’s aircraft pilots will be able to rely on enhanced, reliable satellite navigation signals on a seamless basis across much of the world, … More ››

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Airbus launches world-first green IFR procedures for helicopters

Airbus Helicopters has achieved another key milestone in advancing eco-friendly rotorcraft operations by successfully demonstrating low-noise helicopter instrument (IFR) approaches at an airport with commercial … More ››

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PBN comes under scrutiny in US noise study

The United States Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is embarking on a comprehensive scientific study to examine the relationship between aircraft noise exposure and its effects … More ››

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