Aireon System Goes Live, Trial Operations Begin Over the North Atlantic Marking New Chapter in Aviation History

Aireon System Goes Live, Trial Operations Begin Over the North Atlantic Marking New Chapter in Aviation History

Aireon, the first ever real-time, global air traffic surveillance system, is fully operational and in trial use over the North Atlantic. Aireon’s space-based Automatic Dependent Surveillance Broadcast (ADS-B) system provides real-time air traffic surveillance and tracking to 100 percent of...
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Aireon launches space-based aircraft tracking

Aireon launches space-based aircraft tracking

Principals of the Aireon joint venture on April 2 formally announced the launch of the company’s satellite-based air traffic control (ATC) surveillance system, a capability that for the first time provides a means of continuously tracking aircraft over ocean...
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Methods for determining unimpeded aircraft taxiing time and evaluating airport taxiing performance

Methods for determining unimpeded aircraft taxiing time and evaluating airport taxiing performance

The objective of this study is to improve the methods of determining unimpeded (nominal) taxiing time, which is the reference time used for estimating taxiing delay, a widely accepted performance indicator of airport surface movement. For flight operation...
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Air Traffic Control Delays Continue Upward Creep in Europe

Air Traffic Control Delays Continue Upward Creep in Europe

  The recent stark warning from Eurocontrol director general Eamonn Brennan that the continent’s air traffic system is close to “hitting a wall” appeared validated by data for February-typically a quiet time of year-revealing a sharp increase in delays ...
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Airlines urge the EU Commission and Member States to fix the ATC problem

Airlines urge the EU Commission and Member States to fix the ATC problem

European passengers and businesses deserve better than to suffer from the consequences of ten years of wrong management decisions from ANSPs that have been maintaining antiquated Air Traffic Control (ATC) systems operating with appalling inefficiencies. It is ...
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ICAO compliance key to African air connectivity

ICAO compliance key to African air connectivity

As air connectivity is a crucial catalyst for local and global development, the realization of traffic growth projections will provide significant contributions towards the sustainable development of aviation in Africa, notably in terms of the achievement of t...
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ADDVALUE, AVIONICA TO DEVELOP NEW SWIFTBROADBAND AIRCRAFT TERMINALS

ADDVALUE, AVIONICA TO DEVELOP NEW SWIFTBROADBAND AIRCRAFT TERMINALS

Singapore-based satellite communications terminal maker Addvalue has a new partnership with Miami-based avionics manufacturer Avionica to start developing a new generation of Swift Broadband aircraft terminals. Under the partnership, Addvalue will provide sate...
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Upswing in investments in Middle East for efficient air traffic control

Upswing in investments in Middle East for efficient air traffic control

  The civil aviation industry has been grappling with crowded skies. Air Traffic Control (ATC) plays a crucial role globally taking into account the fact that over 1,300 airlines operate a fleet of 28,400 aircraft serving 3,759 airports through a...
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FAA may delay air-traffic projects as US shutdown continues

FAA may delay air-traffic projects as US shutdown continues

The partial shutdown at FAA is likely to delay several major airspace-modernization and safety initiatives, including implementation of new approach procedures at Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD) and the roll-out of taxiway-landing warning syste...
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National Air Traffic Controllers Association Sues U.S. Government

National Air Traffic Controllers Association Sues U.S. Government

The National Air Traffic Controllers Association (NATCA) is suing the U.S. federal government on behalf of members who have not received pay for work done during the ongoing partial government shutdown. Air traffic controllers, deemed “essential” i...
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