Air Traffic Control

  • Raytheon to Complete STARS Upgrade by 2019

    February 5, 2016 | ATC controllers tracking aircraft with STARS. STARS is capable of tracking up to 1350 airborne aircraft simultaneously within a terminal area. Photo: Raytheon [Avionics Today 02-05-2016] The FAA has granted Raytheon a $135 million contract modification to...

  • Play the Avionics News Quiz of February 5

    February 5, 2016 | Believe it or not there was news this week that didn’t involve possible ATC reform and the cleverly named AIRR Act (for it or against it you have to admit, that is a well thought-out acronym). Take your mind off of the state of our ATC system for a...

  • Air Traffic Controllers Support Proposed FAA Reauthorization Bill

    February 4, 2016 | North Las Vegas Air Traffic Control Tower. Photo: NATCA [Avionics Today 02-04-2016] The National Air Traffic Controllers Association (NATCA) has announced its support for House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Chairman Bill Shuster's Aviation...

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  • Australia ADS-B Mandate Now in Operation at Perth

    February 4, 2016 | [Avionics Today 02-04-2016] Australia's Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) airspace requirement for all aircraft operating under Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) within 500 nautical miles north and east of Perth becomes effective today, Feb. 4, requiring...

  • Shuster Introduces Bill to Spin Off ATC from Federal Government

    February 3, 2016 | Introduced legislation proposes a privatized ATC system. Photo: U.S. Transportation and Infrastructure Committee [Avionics Today 02-03-2016] Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Chairman Bill Shuster and Aviation Subcommittee Chairman Frank LoBiondo on...

  • How Many Planes Will Iran Need?

    February 2, 2016 | [Avionics Today 02-02-2016] Just two weeks after the United States and Europe lifted sanctions on Iran prohibiting the sale of aircraft and parts, the country is making moves to revamp its aging fleet and antiquated air traffic infrastructure. Within Iran...

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