News, issues, personnel, equipment and developments about air traffic management.
The FAA is proposing numerous revisions to instrument flight rules and procedures to reflect technological advances intended to “facilitate the transition
Previously this column has addressed efforts within the federal government to transform our nation’s air transportation system.
Concerned about attempts by adversaries to jam global positioning satellite system signals–as occurred with only limited success during the recent Iraq con
Faced with a growing financial deficit due to the continuing downturn in air traffic activity and “significant bad debt expenses,” Nav Canada revealed that
Galileo, Europe’s $4.2 billion rival to GPS, is in jeopardy of cancellation following clashes between EU nations over project budgeting, officials said.
As part of its evaluation of loran as a potential backup to GPS, the FAA has contracted Rock-well Collins to build a combined GPS/loran variant of its stan
For any pilot who’s ever sat glued to the Weather Channel or logged onto a weather Web site to keep a watchful eye on a powerful cold front or line of thun
One of the newest ATC techniques is multilateration, where several small unattended receiving stations are dispersed around an airport to monitor transpond
After investigating an allegation that the FAA destroyed an audiotape of six New York Center controllers’ accounts of the 9/11 attacks, Transportation insp
With only about 15 months left to go before the start of domestic reduced vertical separation minimums (DRVSM) in the U.S., the clock is ticking for busine