Category Archives: Operations

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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Lockheed Martin to provide FAA flight planning

The United States Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has selected Lockheed Martin to provide online flight service tools to the general aviation community, helping them to … More ››

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Easter weekend provided only 2014 strike relief

2014 was a striking year for air passengers with walkouts every eight days – although not during the Easter weekend. French ATC industrial action risk … More ››

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NATS regrets flight path change noise impact

NATS has apologised to Heathrow airport chiefs for not highlighting an operational change to air traffic control which has affected some of the same communities … More ››

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ATRiCS providing Hamburg A-CDM tool

Hamburg Airport is on track to achieve certification as a fully compliant A-CDM airport by early 2016. The overall IT solution supporting the A-CDM process … More ››

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Surveillance data losses prompt calls to rationalise central European radar network

An overload of the radar surveillance system in central Europe caused aircraft to vanish off controllers’ screens this summer, a safety probe has revealed. Air … More ››

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RC to develop pilot situational awareness

Rockwell Collins has joined Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University (ERAU) in a two-phase launch of the Aircraft Access to System-Wide Information Management (SWIM) programme that uses national … More ››

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