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NBAA calls on Air Traffic Control system modernization, not privatization

NBAA calls on Air Traffic Control system modernization, not privatization

National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) President and CEO Ed Bolen today issued the following statement in response to the administration’s continuing calls for privatizing the nation’s air traffic control (ATC) system. The president’s renewed call for ATC privatization was included in a set of transportation-infrastructure spending “principles” advanced by the president today at the White… Read more »

Source: NBAA, 13-Jun-17

FAA reaches tentative agreement with US air traffic controllers

FAA reaches tentative agreement with US air traffic controllers

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and its largest union, the National Air Traffic Controllers Association, AFL-CIO (NATCA) announced today they have reached a tentative agreement on a new collective bargaining agreement (CBA) covering the air traffic control specialists assigned to the terminal and en route options, traffic management coordinators/specialists, air traffic controllers assigned to the… Read more »

Source: FAA, 25-May-16

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Universal Avionics tests data-link Departure Clearance Functionality with FAA

Universal Avionics tests data-link Departure Clearance Functionality with FAA

Universal Avionics announces successful testing of departure clearances (DCL) using Controller-Pilot Data Link Communications (CPDLC) with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Tech Center. The company’s Cessna Citation VII equipped for Future Air Navigation System (FANS) 1/A+ completed the live test of the system in Louisville, Kentucky, USA (KSDF). When equipped and properly trained for CPDLC-DCL,… Read more »

Source: Universal Avionics, 06-Apr-16

Indian pilots press ATC for safer routes around Juhu Heliport

Indian pilots press ATC for safer routes around Juhu Heliport

The poor visibility caused due to unsuitable weather conditions in certain susceptible areas over the Bombay High seas can lead to mid-air collision, fear helicopter pilots operating from Juhu airport. See Full Story

Source: dna, 07-May-15

Dutch air traffic control first to lift lid on safety

Dutch air traffic control first to lift lid on safety

LVNL, Air Traffic Control the Netherlands, has become the world’s first air traffic control organisation to communicate its safety performance and potentially serious incidents in its operations.  See Full Story

Source: Air Traffic Management, 15-Jan-15

FAA will miss deadline to integrate drones in US skies

FAA will miss deadline to integrate drones in US skies

The FAA will miss Congress’ September 2015 deadline to allow drones to fly throughout US skies because of technical and regulatory obstacles that are unlikely to be resolved anytime soon, according to a government audit released Monday.  See full story

Source: Washington Post, 02-Jul-14

AWI Offers the First Integrated and Fully Scalable Electronic Flight Strip Solution

AWI Offers the First Integrated and Fully Scalable Electronic Flight Strip Solution

All Weather Inc. (AWI) is making Electronic Flight Strips (EFS) cost-effective and accessible for all airports by offering the first integrated EFS system that is fully scalable. AWI’s EFS solution is leading the industry in functionality, ease of use, and cost savings. This advanced flight data management system offers total coordination of tower, terminal, and… Read more »

Source: All Weather, 01-Jul-14

Is wind turbine radar interference a thing of the past now?

Is wind turbine radar interference a thing of the past now?

Some offshore operations have in recent years been hampered by radar interference from massive offshore wind farms.  However, it looks like this could soon be history with the following press release from Terma:- Terma’s SCANTER 4002 radar demonstrated exceptional results during a test performed in late 2012 in Abilene, Texas, U.S. with more than 500… Read more »

Source: Terma, 02-Dec-13

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HAI Presses FAA on Contract Towers; Urges support of Moran Amendment

HAI Presses FAA on Contract Towers; Urges support of Moran Amendment

As the deadline for appealing the FAA’s decision to close three out of every four contract air traffic control towers approached, HAI President Matt Zuccaro reached out directly to FAA Administrator Michael Huerta, writing in a letter, “I urge you to consider the importance of keeping these towers open to allow for safe arrivals and… Read more »

Source: HAI, 14-Mar-13

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Air Traffic Control Faces Double Squeeze Due to Sequester

Air Traffic Control Faces Double Squeeze Due to Sequester

he FAA has imposed a hiring freeze to help blunt the sequester’s impact, but that threatens to disrupt the supply of new air traffic controllers needed to replace the thousands of workers eligible for retirement. This does not bode well for the controller population and flying public, as more than 3,000 out of the 15,000… Read more »

Source: HAI, 14-Mar-13

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