Category Archives: Operations

Eurocontrol integrates R&S direction finding

Eurocontrol has integrated Rohde & Schwarz ATC direction finding technology into its deployment of an advanced safety technology system To enhance the performance of air traffic … More ››

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Italy’s ENAV flight efficiency initiative delivers

Italy’s Free Route programme launched last December generated savings of 4 million kg of fuel and 1 million flown kilometres within just 24 days. The … More ››

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New sectors to improve MUAC traffic handling 

A new three-layer sector configuration has been implemented in the upper airspace covering the south of Belgium, Luxembourg, the south of the Netherlands and adjacent … More ››

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UK greenlights Gatwick ‘Route 4’ departure

British aviation authorities have approved a revised departure route at the UK’s second largest airport. Route 4 is a westerly runway departure route flies close to areas of … More ››

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FAA to use maps to speed drone consent, restricts military area ops

The United States is planning to release the first set of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) facility maps on April 27. The maps will depict areas … More ››

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FABEC direct routings save users €352m

Pilots are benefiting daily from direct routings delivered by air traffic controllers while they’re actually flying. With these ‘tactical directs’, controllers are eliminating a source … More ››

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NextGen complexity flagged as safety concern

The increasing complexity of US airspace has been singled out as one of the top areas of concern for the nation’s business aviation community. The … More ››

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Brazil, US link on low latitude GBAS research

The development of a low-latitude ionospheric risk model for Ground-Based Augmentation System (GBAS) Augmentation Systems was the subject of an international meeting held earlier this … More ››

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Thales, SITAONAIR develop datalink partnership

World ATM Congress Thales and SITAONAIR have signed an agreement to develop and promote ATC data link solutions, one of the key axes of the … More ››

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IFALPA flags contingency procedure changes

Pilots are being urged to be extra vigilant when flying transatlantic routeings using a new ATM technique designed to increase the efficiency of flight operations … More ››

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