April 22, 2015

Sweden Successfully Launches First Remote Tower Services

Juliet Van Wagenen

Camera used in remote tower operations. Photo: LFV [Avionics Today 04-22-2015] Sweden’s Air Navigation Service Provider (ANSP), Luftfartsverket (LFV) has become the first ANSP to manage an airport remotely. LFV launched remote tower services at Ornskoldsvik...

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  • Lawmakers Considering Bill to Privatize U.S. Air Traffic Control

    April 21, 2015 | [Avionics Today 04-21-2015] A new bill introduced by Congressman John Mica, R-Fla., would privatize Air Traffic Control (ATC) in the United States, as the FAA continues to modernize the system. The proposed legislation follows a House subcommittee hearing...

  • Serco Wins FAA ATC Control Contracts

    April 16, 2015 | Serco employees managing an ATC tower. Photo: Serco [Avionics Today 04-16-2015] The FAA has awarded Serco two contracts to continue supporting the FAA Contract Tower (FCT) program. Serco will provide Air Traffic Control (ATC) specialists, safety managers and program...

  • InFlight Labs to Bring ATC-Activated Aircraft Tracking to Market

    April 15, 2015 | Smart ELT tracking system and simulation. Photo: InFlight Labs [Avionics Today 04-15-2015] InFlight Labs is developing a Smart Emergency Location Transmitter (Smart ELT), an Air Traffic Control (ATC)-activated Aircraft Tracking System. Smart ELT is deployed...

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  • NextGen ATC Communications to Become VOIP Powered

    April 14, 2015 | [Avionics Today 04-14-2015] The National Voice System (NVS), a replacement of the legacy point-to-point connections used by Air Traffic Controllers (ATCs) today, is on track for initial deployment in 2018, according to the National Air Traffic Controllers...

  • FAA Introduces Summary Grant Process to Speed Regulation

    April 13, 2015 | An unmanned aerial system capable of taking aerial photos. Photo: Wikipedia [Avionics Today 04-13-2015] The FAA is switching to a new “summary grant” process to issue quicker Section 333 Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) for...

  • Rockwell Collins Combines FANS 1/A and Trip Planning in New Offering

    April 7, 2015 | Pilot using Rockwell Collins flight planning, which can now be combined with FANS 1/A. Photo: Rockwell Collins [Avionics Today 04-07-2015] Rockwell Collins has announced a new offering that combines its Future Airspace Navigation System (FANS) 1/A upgrade...

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