July 21, 2014

Exelis to Provide SANG ATM Upgrade

[Avionics Today July 21, 2014] Exelis is providing its GCA-2020 precision ground control approach radar as an Air Traffic Management (ATM) upgrade to the Saudi Arabian National Guard (SANG) under a $9 million Foreign Military Sales (FMS) contract.  Exelis said the technology will enable...

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  • UK Study to Assess Noise Reduction Using A380

    July 16, 2014 | [Avionics Today July 16, 2014] The Air Traffic Management (ATM) firm for the United Kingdom, NATS, has announced it will be leading the new "Quieter Flight" project. The study will attempt to develop operational procedures to reduce aircraft noise...

  • CPDLC Goes Live Nationwide in Canada

    July 10, 2014 | [Avionics Today July 10, 2014] Canada has completed its nationwide implementation of Controller Pilot Data Link Communications (CPDLC), according to the country's Air Navigation Service Provider (ANSP) NAV Canada. This marks largest domestic...

  • European Airlines Waste 60K Nautical Miles Daily

    July 7, 2014 | [Avionics Today July 7, 2014] European airlines and operators are flying a combined 60,000 nautical miles  more than they should be on a daily basis, according to a new report from Air Traffic Management (ATM) organization Eurocontrol.  There...

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  • SESAR Team Validates 'Target Time of Arrival'

    July 1, 2014 | [Avionics Today July 1, 2014] A consortium co-funded by the Single European Sky ATM Research (SESAR) Joint Undertaking has validated a new Air Traffic Management (ATM) procedure that can help better manage the flow of incoming flights during peak hours...

  • Alaska Airlines Saving Fuel Through NextGen Procedures

    June 27, 2014 | [Avionics Today June 27, 2014] Alaska Airlines is starting to realize the fuel saving benefits of the FAA's Next Generation Air Transportation System (NextGen) in Seattle, according to testimony from the carrier's vice president of flight operations Gary...

  • Could 4D Help De-Congest the New York Airspace?

    June 26, 2014 | [Avionics Today June 26, 2014] Researchers at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and aerospace and defense company Saab have a new agreement in place to research the use of 4-D trajectory solutions to help reduce the highly...

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