Innovation


Seeking all European ATM champions

Are you an European ATM industry champion? If so, why not seek recognition through the prestigious Single European Sky Award? The European Commission’s Directorate-General for Mobility … More ››

The era of space-based surveillance is here!

Spaceflight business SpaceX has successfully launched its Falcon 9 rocket carrying Aireon’s transformative space-based ADS-B technology. Launching from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California, the SpaceX Falcon 9 … More ››

Fixed wing UAV performs perched landing first

The very first unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) to perform a perched landing using machine learning algorithms has been developed in partnership with the British University … More ››

WheelTug secures nod for certification plan

The US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has accepted the certification plans for the WheelTug aircraft electric drive system for Boeing 737NG aircraft. The WheelTug system … More ››

Europe’s ATM backbone readies for testing

The first operational version of the advanced ATM platform 4-FLIGHT is under preparation at the Marseille and Reims pilot centres. The 4-FLIGHT programme, launched in … More ››

NTT DATA introduces airpalette 3D Simulator

NTT DATA Corporation, one of the top IT service providers in Japan, is introducing its air traffic control simulator for airport towers, airpalette 3D Simulator. … More ››

Weather Eye

The forecast just got brighter for US area control centre controllers in offshore airspace who will get better weather information from areas where radar is … More ››

Japan’s ATC system to undergo major upgrade

Japan’s air traffic control system is to undergo a major upgrade from March, according to the Japan Times. The new system will help airlines draw up more … More ››

Iris Precursor completes first trial phase

The European Space Agency (ESA) has completed its first flight trials using satellites to help bring Europe closer to its goal of modernising air traffic … More ››

Sweden plans first airport w/out traditional tower

Saab and the Swedish air navigation service provider LFV’s newly established company Saab Digital Air Traffic Solutions has signed a letter of intent with Scandinavian … More ››