Digital Control Towers Will Not Be Located at Airports

Digital Control Towers Will Not Be Located at Airports

Digital remote control towers are revolutionizing air traffic management. Digital air traffic control means airports can manage their planes from anywhere in the world. London City is the first airport in the UK to move its air traffic control to...
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Internet Of Things For Aviation Gets Real

Internet Of Things For Aviation Gets Real

Fusing big data, broadband and analytics, evolving technologies helping Internet of Things transform MRO. The first step in connecting a network of devices, machines, sensors, software and people is ensuring access to the needed data. Trends in the Internet of...
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European airports align to support safety improvement programs

European airports align to support safety improvement programs

A dozen European airports joined forces to support surface movement safety improvement pro­grams under the European Union’s project in air traffic management modernization, SESAR. The “Unifying Safety Nets & Surface Movement” alliance aims at “har...
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How the FAA Beams Data from the Ground to the Cockpit — And Back

How the FAA Beams Data from the Ground to the Cockpit — And Back

The article focused on the importance of flight deck communications from ground to cockpit and back. The FAA has completed flight demonstrations showing how pilots could soon access a wide range of aeronautical, flight and weather information in the cockpit......
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Enhanced time-based separation system further increases Heathrow capacity

Enhanced time-based separation system further increases Heathrow capacity

London Heathrow Airport air traffic controllers have begun using an enhanced time-based separation (TBS) system to reduce wake separation between landing airliners. The new system, part of what UK air navigation service provider National Air Traffic Services (...
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Switzerland Integrating Drone To Air Traffic Control

Switzerland Integrating Drone To Air Traffic Control

Switzerland is on the cusp of becoming the first country to formally integrate drones into the air traffic management system that controls its airspace. Starting in June, Swiss air traffic control operator Skyguide will begin merging its own data and...
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Inmarsat Bringing SatVoice to Airservices Australia

Inmarsat Bringing SatVoice to Airservices Australia

Inmarsat has partnered with Airservices Australia to initiate satellite voice communications evaluations for air traffic services in Australia in areas beyond the reach of traditional VHF voice coverage. Enhanced voice communications will support long-term ef...
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Airports exploring new EU funding opportunities

Airports exploring new EU funding opportunities

Transport Call, launched on 6 October, which made €290 million available for co-funding, with a specific focus on accelerating the renewal and updating of European airports’ Air Traffic Control (ATC) infrastructure. The SESAR Deployment Airport Grouping (...
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EASA Taps Brakes on Rulemaking in Aviation Safety Plan

EASA Taps Brakes on Rulemaking in Aviation Safety Plan

EASA’s 2018-2022 European Plan for Aviation Safety (EPAS) now includes what the agency calls a “rulemaking cooldown.” This year’s edition of the EPAS also covers EASA’s strategy in the areas of international cooperation and technical training. Acco...
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Technological Shift in Air Traffic Control Towers

The traditional control tower is about to undergo a technological change. According to www.imeche.org, Saab and the university hope the digital control tower will “provide smarter approaches to air traffic control by digitizing and integrating airport funct...
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