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 systems at major US airports. An enhancement to the...
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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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Blockchain Tech to Help Track Air Traffic

Blockchain Tech to Help Track Air Traffic

The Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) system functions with satellite rather than radar technology to more accurately observe and track air traffic. In a bid to fix the privacy loopholes inherent in the proposed system, NASA is looking to adop...
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India Delays GAGAN Avionics Mandate to June 2020

India Delays GAGAN Avionics Mandate to June 2020

India’s civil aviation regulatory agency is postposing the requirement for aircraft registered in India to be equipped with GPS Aided Geo Augmented Navigation system (GAGAN) compatible avionics. GAGAN is a satellite based augmentation system (SBAS) designed ...
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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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A very bad decision

A very bad decision

The area forecast had ceilings at 3000 feet, so I thought that since we only needed 1500 we just might be OK. First, I noticed as we turned downwind that our direction indicator (DI) was stuck. Had we lost static...
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Is the US Prepared for Drone Attack?

Is the US Prepared for Drone Attack?

The temporary shut down of UK Gatwick Airport due to drones flying over the airfield has raised worldwide concern. In the US, forbes.com claims that the country is not prepared for such attacks not only from the security technology perspective...
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Why Every Airline Should Already Exceed GADSS Flight Tracking Standards

Why Every Airline Should Already Exceed GADSS Flight Tracking Standards

By now, airlines around the world are familiar with the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) Global Aeronautical Distress and Safety System (GADSS) recommendations, but many are still trying to figure out what it means for them in terms of regulato...
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European skies – a juggling act with too many balls?

European skies – a juggling act with too many balls?

Airlines sell tickets to fly and in general they sell as many as they profitably can. IATA’s recent analysis demonstrates that while business models may come and go, the biggest predictor of long-term profitable survival is scale: the more tickets...
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HOW EO/IR TECH CAN HELP AIRPORTS KEEP BIRDS, AND DRONES, AT BAY

HOW EO/IR TECH CAN HELP AIRPORTS KEEP BIRDS, AND DRONES, AT BAY

This feature article originally appeared in the December 2018 magazine edition of Australian Aviation, and details technology that can detect birds – and drones – in the vicinity of airports. Birds, animals and now drones … unlike the workforce and...
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