• Cambridge Pixel adds audio to RDR

    Sensor processing and display software developer Cambridge Pixel has augmented its multifunction real time data recorder (RDR) with the addition of audio capture, to support air traffic controller training and incident analysis. The RDR is a record-and-replay solution for control centres that

  • FAA invites comments on revised AC for aircraft towing

    The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has issued a draft revision of its Advisory Circular (AC) on towing aircraft, following collisions and runway incursions involving pushback and tow tugs. The FAA is accepting comments on the draft revision until 13 June. The AC was first published almost

  • UK extends e-gate eligibility

    Visitors from Australia, Canada, Japan, New Zealand, Singapore, South Korea and the United States are able to use e-gates and juxtaposed controls on arrival at UK airports, as the UK government attempts to accelerate border control for citizens from low-risk countries. In total, the seven countries

  • Words from the wise advise Europe

    Pressure mounts for faster action on boosting capacity Several hard-hitting studies published in the first half of 2019 call for changes in the way air navigation services are delivered in Europe. They target slow progress towards the Single European Sky (SES) and issue recommendations for air

  • Dallas/Fort Worth and American unveil Terminal F plans

    A sixth passenger terminal will be added at Dallas/Fort Worth International for American Airlines, officials from the two organisations announced on 20 May, adding that design work will begin immediately. Terminal F – to be built on a site south of Terminal D – will include up to 24

  • FAA tightens rules for UAV hobbyists

    New restrictions are being introduced for recreational use of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) in the United States. In line with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Reauthorization Act of 2018, flights in controlled airspace near airports now require prior approval from the FAA. This replaces

Airports Airports

  • Auckland announces airfield extension

    Auckland International Airport in New Zealand is expanding its airfield into unused land near the international terminal. Earthmoving work is scheduled to begin in the coming weeks, airport officials announced on 21 May. Covering 250,000 m 2 , the project is planned for completion by 2022 to


  • Jersey and Sweden remote towers make more headway

    Remote tower initiatives in Sweden and the British Isles reached significant milestones on 20 May. Saab Digital Air Traffic Solutions (SDATS) stated that it has been officially certified by the Swedish Transport Agency as a provider of air traffic services; and Ports of Jersey announced that it has

Equipment Equipment

  • Finnish team trials Runway Snowbot

    Finavia and four other Finnish companies have trialled autonomous snow removal methods and technology for application at airports that experience harsh winter conditions. The Runway Snowbot concept includes pre-programmed and optimised runway snow clearance patterns for an unmanned, autonomous

Security Security

  • US suspends flights to Venezuela

    Passenger and cargo services between the US and Venezuela have been suspended on the orders of the US federal government. Acting Secretary of Homeland Security Kevin McAleenan said on 15 May that conditions in Venezuela threaten the safety and security of passengers, aircraft, and crew, requiring