French air navigation service provider (ANSP) DSNA has joined a consortium of European ANSPs participating in the Iris satellite-based data link program, Inmarsat announced Aug. 14.
Tajikistan will upgrade its air navigation system to bring the local service into compliance with ICAO standards.
The FAA is rolling out contingency operations plans to hundreds of air traffic control (ATC) facilities, an effort that started after a September 2014 fire that shut down its Chicago enroute center and disrupted air traffic across the U.S. Midwest.
Air navigation service providers (ANSPs) in the UK and Canada later this month will start a joint trial of space-based surveillance of aircraft flying over the North Atlantic, a capability that will deliver immediate safety and capacity benefits for oceanic travel.
Supported by lawmakers and leaders of major aviation trade and labor groups, the National Air Traffic Controllers Association (NATCA) held a boisterous rally on the grounds of the U.S. Capitol Jan. 10 to protest the ongoing partial shutdown of the federal government.
Aireon and FlightAware have activated their GlobalBeacon flight-tracking offering for airlines, days before an International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) tracking recommendation takes effect, the companies said Nov. 5.
Saab Digital Air Traffic Solutions will install and remotely operate “digital towers” at Scandinavian Mountains Airport, a new airport being built outside Sälen, Sweden, near that country’s border with Norway.
American Airlines plans to equip 320 Airbus A321s to display nearby air traffic on the flight deck via Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast In (ADS-B In), spearheading the industry’s next step after the 2020 mandate to equip for ADS-B Out position reporting.
Michael Huerta, whose five-year term as FAA administrator ended in January, said the effort to spin off U.S. air traffic control (ATC) from FAA failed because it became too focused on the structure of a proposed ATC entity instead of detailing solutions for making air traffic management more efficient in the U.S.
The number of controlled flights in Europe increased by 4.3% to 10.6 million in 2017 compared to 2016, the fourth year of growth, according to Eurocontrol.