• Eurocontrol reduces carbon footprint

    Eurocontrol plans to save up to EUR150,000 (USD173,700) annually in energy costs at its Brussels headquarters and flight management centre by using a new cooling system supplied by ENGIE. Honeywell provided the refrigerant for the cooling system, which is oil-free and non-ozone-depleting. The

  • Poland envisages remote tower for Lodz

    The Polish Air Navigation Services Agency (PANSA) is inviting proposals from industry to meet its plans for a remote virtual tower (RVT) with integrated controller working position (iCWP) at Lodz Wladyslaw Reymont Airport. With the RVT, controllers will not only be able to provide improved air

  • L3 Harris Technologies will combine ATC and security expertise

    The planned merger between L3 Technologies and Harris Corporation, as announced by the two companies on 14 October, will blend the former’s expertise in aviation security systems with the latter’s well-established presence in the communications, navigation, and surveillance/air traffic

  • Vaisala moves into wind lidar technology

    Finland’s Vaisala has acquired France-based Leosphere for EUR38 million (USD44 million), folding it into its Weather and Environment business unit. Leosphere specialises in developing, manufacturing, and servicing turnkey wind lidar instruments for multiple applications, including aviation

  • NASA transfers FIM to FAA

    The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and US airlines have received technology developed by NASA to boost performance-based operations. The technology, called Flight Deck Interval Management (FDIM), integrates with Terminal Spacing and Sequencing (TSAS) equipment as a suite of arrival

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  • Gatwick suggests standby runway conversion

    Gatwick Airport could convert its existing standby runway to full use in one of three scenarios in its new draft Master Plan released on 18 October. The document outlines options for future growth at Gatwick, despite the preference of the UK government for a third runway at Heathrow. One
  • Global strategy motivates TCR

    Already dominant in Europe, the independent GSE owner is setting its sights further afield, as concepts such as equipment pooling take hold and new asset accounting rules enter into force Belgium-based TCR International specialises in turnkey leasing, pooling, maintenance, and fleet management
  • Nuanced approaches combat the call of the wild

    Airport operators have multiple tools and methods at their disposal to reduce the risk of bird strikes and wildlife intrusions Bird strikes and other encounters between aircraft and wildlife are a perennial danger to aviation safety, accounting for about 3.6% of all aviation accidents in 2017



    PIS/LFBI AIRFIELD REF PT.: N46 35.15 E000 18.24 ELEVATION : 423' 129m CFR : 5 MAX RWY LENGTH : 7,710' 2,350 m General Information SURFACE : Rwy 03/21, 7,710' 2,350 m, width 148' 45 m, asphalt, PCN 44 F/C/W/T. ADDITIONAL RUNWAYS : Rwy 03R/21L, 2,297' 700 m, width 148' 60 m, grass, Rwy 03L/21R,


    HOR/LPHR AIRFIELD REF PT.: N38 31.19 W028 42.95 ELEVATION : 118' 36m CFR : 6 MAX RWY LENGTH : 5,233' 1,595m General Information SURFACE : Rwy 10/28, 5,233' 1,595 m, width 148' 45 m, asphalt. ADDITIONAL RUNWAYS : None. RUNWAY LIGHTING : Rwy 10: LIRL, REIL, ALSF-2, PAPI.Rwy 28: LIRL, REIL, ALSF-2,

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    PIX/LPPI AIRFIELD REF PT.: N38 33.16 W028 26.29 ELEVATION : 109' 33m CFR : 0 MAX RWY LENGTH : 5,725' 1,745m General Information SURFACE : Rwy 09/27 Twy, 5,725' 1,745 m, width 148' 45 m, asphalt, PCN 80 F/B/W/T. ADDITIONAL RUNWAYS : None. RUNWAY LIGHTING : Rwy 09: LIRL, PAPI.Rwy 27: LIRL, ALSF-2,


    SMA/LPAZ AIRFIELD REF PT.: N36 58.28 W025 10.24 ELEVATION : 308' 94m CFR : 7 MAX RWY LENGTH : 10,000' 3,048m General Information SURFACE : Rwy 18/36, 10,000' 3,048 m, width 197' 60 m, concrete. ADDITIONAL RUNWAYS : Rwy 15/33, 6,004' 1,830 m; Rwy 04/22, 4,345' 1,324 m; both asphalt; both closed.