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


Groups Push Lawmakers To Up FAA's ATC Equipment Budget

Organizations say the aviation trust fund can support increased investment
ATC Tower

Republican Convention May Cause ATC Congestion

Increased traffic is predicted for the Milwaukee/Chicago area

EASA Updates Guidance on Navigation System Interference

A safety information bulletin has been revised since the November 2023 edition
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Flood Damage Disrupts Flights at Geneva Airport

Operations at the Swiss airport were limited to 70% on Wednesday afternoon
Skyguide ATC tower in Geneva

Airbus UpNext Testing Automatic Taxiing Technologies

Airbus is using an electric truck testbed to trial the automation
Airbus UpNext's electric truck testbed (Photo: Airbus)

Collins Debuts Surface Air Traffic Management System

The new product tracks the movements of aircraft and ground equipment in real time
Screenshot of Collins Airport Surface Awareness System

DOT Inspector General Report Faults FAA NextGen Progress

U.S. NextGen air traffic management may not be as transformational as originally promised
Department of Transportation Office of Inspector General Report

Paving the Way for a Controller Ramp-up

With the numbers ebbing, the FAA is working to build up its controller workforce
ATC tower

Canada ADS-B Expansion Prompts Update Notice

On May 24, ADS-B is scheduled to include Canada’s Class B domestic airspace
Canadian flag and sky

NTSB Chair Commends FAA Move To Improve Controller Rest

The changes to controller rest time could result in more mandatory overtime

Merlin Accelerates Autonomous Flight Development with Simulator

The company's Certification System Bench means Merlin Pilot can be continuously tested
Merlin Pilot Certification System Bench

Honeywell Sees Consolidation and Longer Path to Market for eVTOL Makers

Technology group does not expect scaled air taxi service until at least 2028
Honeywell is developing ground control stations for uncrewed eVTOL cargo operations

Estonia To Host Uncrewed Traffic Management Test Center

Uncrewed aircraft take center stage at Airspace World trade show
Estonian Aviation Academy and Anra Technologies at Airspace World trade show in Geneva

Airbus A350-1000 Flight Test Aircraft Headed for GPS Signal Trials

Airbus is closely monitoring reports of GPS spoofing
Airbus A350-1000 flight test aircraft (Photo: Kerry Lynch/AIN)

Weaponized ATC Calls Threaten African Air Safety

Aircraft receive conflicting transmissions as Somalia and Somaliland fight over airspace control
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Skyscape Selects Eve for Urban ATM in Japan

Skyscape becomes Eve’s first Urban ATM customer in Japan
Skyscape/Eve vertiport

European Workshop Tackles GNSS Jamming and Spoofing

The workshop identified key topics that need to be addressed to mitigate attacks
EASA bulletin GNSS spoofing and jamming

AIN Roundtable: Preparing for Advanced Air Mobility

Industry leaders mull needs for the future of AAM
AIN Roundtable January 2023 participants

EASA Issues Updated Volcanic Ash Airspace Safety Bulletin

Flights have yet to be disrupted by Monday's volcanic eruption in Iceland
EASA volcanic ash bulletin

GAO: ‘Mixed Progress’ for FAA’s NextGen Plan

A new report shows the agency has missed milestones in its ATC modernization plan
Air traffic control tower cab

Universal Avionics Claims i-FMS Tests A Success

The test regime showed the system's compatibility with RNAV, RNP, and VNAV platforms
pilots in Bell 212 testing Universal Avionic's i-FMS system

Europe's Free Route Airspace Opens Up Direct Routes

Free route airspace expansion has been implemented by control centers in Maastricht and Karlsruhe
Eurocontrol’s Maastricht Upper Area Control and the DFS Deutsche Flugsicherung’s Upper Area Control Center

How WAAS Turned into a Must-have System

Once the subject of criticism, WAAS is on the majority of general aviation aircraft
WAAS locations (Image: the FAA)

AINsight: Wait, Wait, Don’t Take Off!

Runway incursions involving business jets are on the rise as crews misunderstand line up and wait instructions
A Learjet crosses in front of a landing Embraer jet at Boston's Logan International Airport

Eve To Supply Urban ATM System for Dubai Vertiport Ops

KookieJar has signed an LOI with Eve

Saab Launches Large Airport Digital Tower Solution

The I-DTS combines Saab’s remote tower technology with its automated system expertise.
i-DTS operator console

Vertiport Management System Will Support VTOL Aircraft

Anra Technologies has rolled out its web-based flight and ground infrastructure management software
Anra control screen

Blocked Comm Eyed in B737-Cessna Citation Near Collision

Business jet overflew the airliner by about 100 feet during the incident

Increasing Fake GPS Signals Near Iran Prompt FAA Alert

Ops Group has tracked at least 20 such spoofing incidents
Ops Group depiction of Embraer Legacy 650 off course after GPS spoofing (Image: Ops Group)

Dyami: GPS Spoofing Raising Flags about Vulnerabilities

Training and risk assessments are key to responding to GPS spoofing
Op Group of fake GPS occurrences (Image: Ops Group)