• 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

  • 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

  • Six play in CAA Innovation Sandbox

    The UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) on 21 May announced the first six participants in its Innovation Sandbox, which is a virtual space for demonstrating and testing emerging concepts. The organisations are Altitude Angel, Amazon, NATS with Searidge Technologies, the National BVLOS Experimentation

  • Zipline targets expansion

    San Francisco-based Zipline is moving ahead with plans to introduce its unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) delivery service in the US by the end of this year. The startup, which is valued at USD1.2 billion by financial analysts CNBC, uses UAVs to deliver medical supplies including blood, vaccines, and

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  • 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
  • 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
  • Advanced cargo scanner set for tests at JFK

    Trials of a new cargo scanner from Astrophysics, Inc are scheduled to begin in mid-2019 at New York JFK International Airport. Astrophysics launched the Multi-View Computed Tomography (MVCT) system in February as the culmination of a six-year research and development programme that included input
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