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


Skyscape Selects Eve for Urban ATM in Japan

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

Weaponized ATC Calls Threaten African Air Safety

Aircraft receive conflicting transmissions as Somalia and Somaliland fight over airspace control
OpsGroup chart

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)

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)

Ops, Security Experts Alert of GPS Spoofing Near Iran

A dozen reports of GPS spoofing near Iran have surfaced
Ops Group maps the fake GPS occurrences (Image: Ops Group)

European Organizations Call for Action on Single Sky

European Single sky implementation improve efficiency, lower carbon footprints, orgs say
Canso iStock image of European Single Sky (SES2)

Senate Bill Targets Air Traffic Controller Hiring

NATCA warns staff is down by 1,200 controllers
air traffic controller (Photo: the National Air Traffic Controllers Association)

NATCA: Controller Shortages Will Cause More Disruptions

Controller staffing is down 10 percent over past decade
Controller at Dulles International Airport (Photo: Bill Carey)

NASA’s ASRS Callback: Beware the Visual Approach

Bizjet gets a wild ride on approach to San Francisco Airport
Regulations and Government

EASA Introduces VTOL Aircraft Policy Changes

Changes to rules for urban air mobility would need revisions to EU aviation regulations
Volocopter eVTOL aircraft flight in Paris

Pilot Errors Prompt FAA Alert on CPDLC Procedures

Document offers clearer guidance to pilots

Montreal Flight Region Expands CPDLC to Route Clearances

CPDLC Had Been Limited over Montreal
Montreal-Dorval Airport (Photo: Wikimedia Commons)

AINsight: Dark Side of Visual Approaches

Learning from the mistakes of others
Passo Fundo Airport (PFB), Runway

Biz Leaders Voice Objections to ATC Privatization

A recent editorial raised concerns from a group of business leaders and pilots that ATC could become an issue once more.
Controller at Washington Dulles International Airport (Photo: Bill Carey)

Leeds East Airport Offers New Option for Northern England

The former RAF base now has an RNP instrument approach, giving improved access for business aircraft, as well as a new FBO building.
New FBO building at Leeds East Airport.

Getting To Yes on CPDLC

The FAA has taken concrete steps to enable use of CPDLC by more business jets, but it still needs to establish performance criteria.
Garmin cockpit