Category Archives: Navigation

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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Navtech acquires DW International

Flight operations software house Navtech has acquired DW International (DWI). UK-based DWI is an industry leader of Performance Based Navigation (PBN) solutions which directly align … More ››

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China trials first precision landing system

The Civil Aviation Administration of China and Air Traffic Management Bureau completed its first flight demonstration of next generation GPS-based precision landing capabilities using Honeywell … More ››

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Micro Nav tapped for SMATSA simulator

Micro Nav (MNL) will supply a BEST radar simulation system to Serbia and Montenegro Air Traffic Services (SMATSA) following completion of a public procurement procedure … More ››

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Gold Coast ILS plan released for public comment

Gold Coast Airport has today released for public comment, its preliminary draft major development plan (MDP) proposing the installation of an instrument landing system (ILS) … More ››

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