Category Archives: Operations

Fresh Spanish ATC strikes planned for July

Spanish air traffic controller have called another series of strikes. European travellers faced disruption throughout June when strikes on 8, 10, 12 and 14, were … More ››

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SNCTA, FO hold firm on strike threat

France’s largest air traffic controller union SNCTA together with Force Ouvrière (FO) insist they will strike over the July 2-4 period in protest at cost-cutting … More ››

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NASA, FAA collaboration spawns TSAS tool

A new software tool developed by NASA, and being deployed by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), will help air traffic controllers manage the nation’s skies. … More ››

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Runway incursions targeted at risk airports

The United States Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) plans to work with airport over the next 10-15 years to further reduce runway risks through risk-based decision-making. … More ››

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Honeywell FMS to support Virgin fuel efficiency

Virgin Atlantic Airways will be the first airline to install Honeywell’s new flight management service to help airlines increase efficiency and improve fuel conservation. The … More ››

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DSNA improves LACC continuous climb ops

Area control centres in Paris and Brest have implemented a new high altitude sectorisation over the Paris area in close cooperation with London ACC. This … More ››

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Clock Watching

Studies on increasing the resilience of an airport’s landing rate have recognised the need to overcome restrictions imposed by traditional distance-based wake turbulence separation standards, … More ››

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TBS to save 80,000 minutes of LHR delays

Airlines are hailing the introduction of Time Based Separation – a new way of separating arriving aircraft by time instead of distance – as a … More ››

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Air traffic operations resume at Brussels

Belgian airspace partially reopened shortly after 2 pm local time after five hours of closure as controllers started to gradually bring systems back up. United … More ››

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Outage hits Belgian airspace

Belgian airspace partially reopened shortly after 14.00 local time after five hours of closure as controllers started to gradually bring systems back up. United Airlines … More ››

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