IATA finds ‘troubling’ figures on European ATC delays

IATA finds ‘troubling’ figures on European ATC delays

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has found what it calls ‘troubling’ figures on delays caused by the air traffic control (ATC) staff shortages and strikes affecting much of Europe this summer. The data shows that delays caused by ATC...
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Preparations for Secure Drone Integration in Airspace

Preparations for Secure Drone Integration in Airspace

The Nevada Institute for Autonomous Systems (NIAS) has recently announced the launch of the Nevada Drone Center of Excellence for Public Safety (NDCOE). The mission is to save lives and reduce air hazards from drone incursions by empowering a shared...
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De Gaulle Airport’s New Anti-UAV Technology

De Gaulle Airport’s New Anti-UAV Technology

One of the challenges faced by anti-UAV technology is how to neutralize threats when they emerge, with civil infrastructure like airports having restrictions that would not be seen in the military space. The counter-UAV (C-UAV) Hologard system operated at Pari...
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European Air Traffic Control Delays Loom over Summer Air Travel

European Air Traffic Control Delays Loom over Summer Air Travel

The average delay for flights delayed by air traffic control limitations reached 20 minutes in July, with the longest delay reaching 337 minutes. Staffing and Infrastructure Investment Air Navigation Service Providers (ANSPs) manage each State’s airspace...
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Drones: Opportunity or Strategic Threat?

Drones: Opportunity or Strategic Threat?

For example, ISIS has established drone colleges that teach the technology and develop drone-mounted equipment or technologies to extend flight duration in order to achieve destructive consequences. Criminal organizations also use drones, frequently transporti...
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ATC privatization revived in US federal government overhaul proposal

ATC privatization revived in US federal government overhaul proposal

The Trump administration has revived a call to spin off air traffic control (ATC) services from the US Department of Transportation (DOT) as part of a larger proposal to radically overhaul the federal government. The 132-page plan released June 21 would st...
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Beware of the dogma

Beware of the dogma

As recent events—the Cambridge Analytica news story; the recent Facebook inquiry—have illustrated, the general population is happy to use technology on a daily basis but has scant understanding of its inner workings, repercussions and limitations. Embracin...
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Down and out: the hazards of wake turbulence

Down and out: the hazards of wake turbulence

Wake turbulence is an inevitable by-product of flight. The vortexes are generated the whole time an aircraft is airborne. In the terminal environment, the concentration of aircraft of different sizes increases the risk of exposure to wake vortexes. The downwar...
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Farewell to Traditional Control Tower?

Farewell to Traditional Control Tower?

Norwegian air service provider AVINOR with Indra and its Norwegian subsidiary, Indra Navia, as technology provider have successfully completed the first test to simultaneously manage traffic in multiple airports from a single remote position. Avinor’s Remote...
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Drones will soon be banned from flying within 1km of airports in the UK

Drones will soon be banned from flying within 1km of airports in the UK

Another amendment to the Air Navigation Order 2016, through which the new rules are being carried, will require the pilots of drones weighing more than 250 grams to register and take a test – or face a £1,000 fine. New...
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