ATC

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

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.
Jan 2, 2017 - 10:54 AM
New bottom-up approach needed to develop Single European Sky
SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket
Dec 28, 2016 - 10:15 AM
Closer spacing with more efficient routing and operations will help the aviation industry meet environmental goals, Aireon-funded study finds.
Dec 21, 2016 - 1:11 PM
The two-year project, led by NetJets Europe, saw more than 360 successful trial flights In Europe.
Landing at Munich airport
Dec 16, 2016 - 1:00 PM
Airlines and air navigation service providers played key roles in testing performance-based and augmented navigation, optimized descents.
AIA president and CEO Dave Melcher
Dec 7, 2016 - 10:49 AM
Separating the FAA from its responsibility for air traffic control could disrupt progress toward ATC modernization, Melcher says.