ATC

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

Xwing autonomous Cessna 208B Grand Caravan
Aug 20, 2020 - 12:01 PM
Xwing is about to start cargo operations in a Cessna Grand Caravan equipped with its autonomous flight control system, but initially with a pilot onboard.
Aug 5, 2020 - 3:45 PM
DOT IG says the FAA's en route automation modernization system lacks adequate security controls to prevent instances of system crashes.
UAM Geomatics
Jul 15, 2020 - 11:51 AM
The Vertical Flight Society has partnered with Nexa Advisors to form a new company called UAM Geomatics that will produce data on the eVTOL market.
FAA ConOps
Jul 15, 2020 - 2:38 AM
Morphing existing helicopter VFR corridors into dedicated urban air mobility routes is among the challenges identified by critics of ConOps 1.0.
May 26, 2020 - 1:45 PM
The planned launch of a SpaceX rocket with a crewed Dragon capsule has prompted a pair of TFRs that will close off sections of Central Florida’s airspace.
May 26, 2020 - 11:35 AM
Nav Canada wants to hike user service charges by an 29.5 percent due to lower air traffic volume and a resulting decrease in collected fees.
May 19, 2020 - 4:24 PM
A cross-section of European organizations, including EBAA, asked the EC to pause a current proposal on drone integration to enable greater industry input.
Saab tower control center
May 11, 2020 - 9:00 AM
Swedish remote tower venture continues to grow its business, and is making its first forays into military ATC with the UK's RAF.
Apr 30, 2020 - 4:34 PM
The DOT OIG found the roughly 250 U.S. contract towers used at least 47.6% fewer resources on average between 2015 and 2018, and had fewer safety events.
Apr 28, 2020 - 4:21 PM
The FAA has released a list of 93 airports where it plans to curb operating hours as traffic has declined in response to the Covid-19 pandemic.