News, issues, personnel, equipment and developments about air traffic management.
While the GPS wide-area augmentation system (WAAS) is likely to be commissioned for public use in July, the local-area augmentation system (LAAS) has falle
As of November 25, Indonesia implemented reduced vertical separation minimums (RVSM) between FL 350 and FL 390.
Nav Canada’s declining revenue, which resulted from reduced traffic volume over the last year as a consequence of the slowing economy and 9/11, has forced
On December 14 the Potomac Consolidated Tracon began operation.
Old timers may remember ATC requests to report the “middle marker inbound.” But it’s been such a long time since they have been an integral part of an ILS
European Union (EU) transport ministers have approved the Single Sky plan for harmonizing European air traffic management (ATM), clearing the way to meet a
Air traffic controllers at the FAA’s 20 contiguous en route centers are now able to see more accurate, timely weather information on the same display that
Last year in Toulouse, France, Eurocopter completed two series of tests that demonstrated the feasibility of satellite-navigation precision approaches for
Is ILS, aviation’s trusted friend for the past half century, now seeing its last days? Probably not.
Meanwhile, the General Accounting Office (GAO) added its voice to that of DOT inspector general Kenneth Mead, who has repeatedly warned that the FAA cannot