Category Archives: NextGen

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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Paying It Forward

The United States Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) recently completed deployment of the Standard Terminal Automation Replacement System (STARS) at the 11 largest Terminal Radar Approach … More ››

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NextGen costs defy control, ATO spin-off schedule, costs studied

NextGen is failing to transform how US air traffic is managed, according to a new watchdog probe into the status of an ATM modernisation programme … More ››

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Trump victory revives bid to spin off US ATC

No sooner than the US presidential election result was clear than the nation’s airline industry chiefs leapt in to promote the case for the corporatisation of … More ››

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Engility clinches $369m US contract 

The US Department of Transportation’s (DOT) Volpe National Transportation Systems Center has awarded Engility a $369 million contract to provide engineering and technical services as well … More ››

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AOPA clarifies FAA ADS-B rebate for pilots

More than 2,300 aircraft owners applied for a $500 rebate in the first two weeks of the FAA’s programme to encourage early installation of Automatic … 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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Washington Dulles datacomm goes live

Data communications are now operational at Washington Dulles International airport. “There is tremendous benefit in this change in the way pilots and air traffic controllers … More ››

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Plotting A New Course

US Congress enacted a 14-month reauthorisation of the Federal Aviation Administration in July, without including the House provision to spin off the FAA’s Air Traffic … More ››

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IATA joins EUROCAE to deliver safe, secure, sustainable goals

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has become a full member of the European Organization for Civil Aviation Equipment (EUROCAE). Since 1963 EUROCAE has developed … More ››

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