ATC

News, issues, personnel, equipment and developments about air traffic management.

Jun 22, 2016 - 10:04 PM
The Flight Safety Foundation's report explains how space-based ADS-B could improve surveillance of aircraft over oceans and remote areas.
Iridium Next satellite
Jun 20, 2016 - 3:01 PM
The first launch of Iridium Next satellites with hosted ADS-B payloads is scheduled for September.
Jun 6, 2016 - 10:16 AM
The cargo carries organization is encouraging the FAA to work with various pilots group to simplify the terminal-area procedures package.
FAA's Bombardier Global 5000 testbed
May 5, 2016 - 10:38 AM
Technology provides flight crews with common-sourced aeronautical, weather and flight information while on the ground at an airport.
May 5, 2016 - 8:49 AM
Agency says the current complement of RCOs covers the vast majority of the U.S. and includes duplicate, overlapping and seldom used frequencies.
Apr 18, 2016 - 12:26 PM
Increases to cover all agency services, including issuance of pilots' licenses
Apr 4, 2016 - 6:00 AM
The government can make a mess of things, but I don’t want the airlines deciding how the airspace gets used, by whom and when.
ATC tower at Washington Reagan National Airport
Mar 22, 2016 - 9:44 PM
'Those who understand the system best' support the establishment of an independent ATC organization, said American Airlines CEO Doug Parker.
EasyJet airliner at Gatwick Airport
Mar 1, 2016 - 3:15 PM
Air Navigation Solutions, wholly owned subsidiary of German air navigation service provider DFS, replaces UK NATS as tower provider at Gatwick.
ForeFlight
Feb 22, 2016 - 9:33 AM
Pilots can learn how to file ICAO-format flight plans to prepare for the October 1 switch from the FAA domestic flight plan filing system.