• ERA starts Saudi ADS-B rollout

    ERA has begun work with a local subcontractor to install its NEO system for nationwide ADS-B coverage in Saudi Arabia, under a contract signed with Saudi Air Navigation Services (SANS) in April. The 18-month Kingdom Wide ADS-B and Afif WAM project also includes wide area multilateration (WAM)

  • Space-based ADS-B brings North Atlantic benefits

    Early results show the Aireon programme is proving its worth First results from the new Aireon space-based Automatic Dependent Surveillance – Broadcast (ADS-B) services using 66 orbiting transponders reveal significant gains in fuel efficiency and environmental impact for airspace users. Air

  • China moves towards 4D TBO

    The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) and the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) have held a workshop on 4D trajectory-based operations (TBO) and new air traffic management (ATM) technologies, under the aegis of the EU-China Aviation Partnership Project (APP). CAAC aims to

  • EU approves UAV safety regulation

    The EU Council of Ministers has accepted a new European Commission regulation for safe unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) operations. According to a statement from the Council, the main purpose of the regulation is to ensure a high quality of “drone design, engines, propellers and parts, as well

  • Inmarsat event explores civil BVLOS uses for SATCOM platform

    Inmarsat and Cobham have teamed up with five industry stakeholders to conduct civil aviation trials of the Cobham Aviator UAV 200 satellite communications (SATCOM) platform. Aviator UAV 200, which has been used by military unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) since 2017, is a small, lightweight SATCOM

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  • Studio ORD to design O’Hare Global Terminal

    The City of Chicago has awarded the Studio ORD joint venture (JV) the USD160 million lead architect contract to design the USD8.5 billion Global Terminal and Global Concourse at Chicago O’Hare International Airport. The contract was awarded after a competitive tender under the O’Hare 21
  • Cargo sector keeps its cool

    IATA certification requirements are driving development of new processes and equipment to handle time- and temperature-sensitive products The air cargo market is in a state of flux that reflects its reliance on stable global economic conditions. The International Air Transport Association (IATA)
  • US continues to tackle PFAS

    The Trump administration may be keen to roll back environmental legislation, but several US states are moving to address the contamination associated with airport firefighting Authorities in California and five other US states are pushing forward with plans to collect data on contamination from a
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