ATC

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

Feb 27, 2017 - 9:43 AM
In one instance, an ADS-B OUT system ground test created a false airborne target that generated a TCAS resolution advisory on an airliner on approach.
Feb 16, 2017 - 1:01 PM
Changes range from mandated avionics upgrades to operational issues.
Jan 31, 2017 - 11:36 AM
Embraer 170's transponder was in “standby mode,” causing subsequent “unintentional interruption of air traffic service” and near midair with Falcon 900.
U.S. Air Force air traffic controllers
Jan 29, 2017 - 8:31 PM
Analyses by the military services indicate the Department of Defense provides up to 20 percent of U.S. air traffic services capability.
Isavia air traffic controller
Jan 19, 2017 - 4:04 PM
Aireon will provide Isavia with tracking data throughout the Reykjavik Oceanic Control Area extending to the North Pole.
Jan 16, 2017 - 9:20 PM
G550 crew received a “DESCEND AT MAXIMUM” message on CPDLC, and when they checked on voice with ATC it hadn’t come from them.
Jan 16, 2017 - 12:08 PM
Shuster holds up report as another reason for ATC reform, while Democrats are unconvinced.
SpaceX Iridium-1 mission
Jan 14, 2017 - 6:22 PM
SpaceX successfully launched a Falcon 9 rocket from Vandenberg Air Force Base carrying the first 10 Iridium Next satellites with ADS-B payloads.
Transportation Secretary nominee Elaine Chao
Jan 11, 2017 - 4:45 PM
Elaine Chao said she's aware of the arguments for and against restructuring the FAA, but she was noncommittal on her position.
Maastricht Upper Area Control Center
Jan 9, 2017 - 11:00 AM
Controllers at the Maastricht Upper Area Control Center in the Netherlands take responsibility for high-altitude traffic over northwest Germany.