• Canada pioneers EoR implementation

    The Established on RNP-AR (EoR) separation standard laid down by the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) was introduced for the first time in November, by Nav Canada at Calgary International Airport. EoR enables simultaneous arrivals on parallel runways, and it also facilitates quieter

  • AirMap launches real-time geofencing alerts on mobile app

    AirMap, the world’s leading airspace management platform for drones, has added real-time geofencing alerts to its mobile app on iOS and Android. Available for free, the feature alerts pilots of their platform’s in-flight positioning and offers a visual and verbal alert when their

  • U-space reaches its Zenith in Manchester trial

    Manchester Airport has hosted the first airfield demonstration in the UK of unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) operations alongside crewed aircraft in controlled airspace. In Operation Zenith – the first UK contribution to the European U-space Demonstrator Network – NATS controllers used the

  • Belgium to unify civil and military airspace

    The air navigation service provider (ANSP) for Belgium celebrated the 20th anniversary of being corporatised in November by changing its name from Belgocontrol to Skeyes. The rebranding coincides with plans to unify Belgian civil and military airspace by the end of 2019, when military controllers

  • German remote control starts at Saarbrücken

    German air navigation service provider (ANSP) DFS passed a significant milestone in its remote tower programme on 4 December, when controllers in Leipzig began monitoring traffic 450 km away at Saarbrücken Airport. The first remotely controlled arrival involved a Luxair Bombardier DHC 8-400

  • Remote ANSP adds two more sites

    Saab Digital Air Traffic Solutions (SDATS) will be the air navigation service provider (ANSP) for traffic at Örnsköldsvik and Sundsvall-Timrå airports in Sweden from 1 January 2019, with flights controlled via the R-TWR remote tower solution from the SDATS centre in Sundsvall. The

  • On your marks: nominations open for Jane’s ATC Awards 2019

    Key Points Send in your nomination by 10 December 2018 Winners will be announced on 12 March 2019 during World ATM Congress in Madrid Jane’s is proud to announce that it will again hold its industry-leading ATC Awards ceremony on the first day of World ATM Congress in 2019. Held annually

  • Groupe ADP invests in Innov’ATM

    ADP Invest – a startup investment fund run by French airport operator Groupe ADP – has bought a stake in Innov’ATM, which uses artificial intelligence algorithms to optimise traffic flows on the airport surface and in the air. Working with investment fund Irdinov, Groupe ADP now

  • Tests begin at second US remote tower

    Northern Colorado Regional Airport became the second US facility to begin testing remote tower technology in October 2018, following installation of an intelligent video surveillance solution from Searidge Technologies under a contract awarded by Colorado Division of Aeronautics and the Federal

  • Boeing and SparkCognition take next step

    Boeing and SparkCognition are exploring the future of urban aerial mobility by launching a new company called SkyGrid. The move comes four months after the two companies announced at the Farnborough Airshow that they would invest in artificial intelligence (AI) and blockchain technologies for

  • Collaboration underpins Mongolian strategy

    Strong traffic growth prompts the Civil Aviation Authority of Mongolia to upgrade CNS/ATM systems and improve cross-border airspace management Air passenger traffic in Mongolia rose by 22% in 2017 to reach a record 1.25 million, of which 79% were on international flights. The Civil Aviation

  • US begins en route datalink trials

    The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has started deploying the en route portion of the USD331 million Datalink Communications Integrated Services (DCIS) programme awarded to a Harris-led team in 2012. This follows completion of the ground portion in 2016, which enables pilots and controllers to

  • Jersey remote tower begins operational trials

    The digital remote tower at Jersey Airport began operational trials in November 2018, following installation of a Frequentis smartVision camera system and controller display in the contingency tower facility. Airports on the UK mainland are investing in digital remote tower systems, with programmes

  • NATS and McLaren Deloitte collaborate with Performance Optimiser

    UK air navigation service provider (ANSP) NATS and McLaren Deloitte have partnered to transform operational efficiency in the aviation sector. The two parties said their collaboration combines industry knowledge from NATS and its experience in managing complex airspace, with the business knowledge

  • Cobham fined over Ukraine sanctions violation

    The US Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) announced on 27 November that it had reached an agreement with Cobham over self-reported violations of sanctions placed against Russia’s Almaz-Antey. Under the agreement, Cobham will pay a civil penalty of

  • Busiest European ANSPs sign up for Iris pilot

    Four national air navigation service providers (ANSPs) in Europe and the Eurocontrol Maastricht Upper Area Control Centre (MUAC) are to participate with Inmarsat in an initial operational capability pilot for the Iris satellite datalink communications programme. MUAC and the four other ANSPs

  • Accipiter meets BASH requirements on Wake Island

    The US Air Force (USAF) has ordered a TS1-24D-XE 3D Avian Radar System from Accipiter Radar Corporation for deployment at Wake Island, following a competitive tender. The radar is being installed on the remote Pacific atoll as part of the USAF Safety Center Bird Aircraft Strike Hazard (BASH)

  • LGS adds video to Riga surface surveillance

    Latvian air navigation service provider LGS has ordered video camera technology from Indra Navia, to be integrated into the Indra InNOVA Advanced-Surface Movement Guidance and Control System (A-SMGCS) at Riga International Airport. The value of the deal was not disclosed. Indra said that it will

  • Stockholm puts third improved SMR to use

    The third Saab SR-3 solid-state surface movement radar (SMR) at Stockholm Arlanda has entered operational service, after installation by Saab in July under contract from airport operator Swedavia. “In each of the three installations, the Saab team successfully removed the existing radar,

  • Buenos Aires to adopt smartVISION

    The first remote tower for air traffic control (ATC) in South America will be deployed in Argentina. Ministro Pistarini International Airport (also known as Ezeiza International Airport) in Buenos Aires will adopt the camera-based smartVISION solution from Frequentis for enhanced surveillance

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