December 19, 2014

Eurocontrol Deploys Second Phase of Variable Division Flight Level

Juliet Van Wagenen

The vDFL concept allows for a more flexible and dynamic distribution of traffic between upper and lower sectors with a view to increasing efficiency. Photo: Eurocontrol [Avionics Today 12-19-2014] Following the successful implementation, in December 2013, of a Variable Division Flight Level (vDFL) in the eastern part of the airspace managed by the Maastricht Upper Area...

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  • ICAO Leads UAS Fact-Finding Mission

    December 18, 2014 | ICAO’s Council President Olumuyiwa Benard Aliu (centre) with U.S. Representative to ICAO Ambassador Michael Lawson (right) and ICAO Air Navigation Bureau Director Nancy Graham (left) at the NASA Armstrong Flight Research Center. Photo: ICAO [Avionics...

  • UAS in the US: 2014 GAO Report Sees Notable Gains, Room for Improvement

    December 18, 2014 | [Avionics Today 12-18-2014] An in-depth report on the FAA’s efforts to integrate Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) into national airspace found that, while gains have been made toward integration, the agency is falling behind other countries when it comes...

  • IATA, Aireon See Promise in Space-based ADS-B

    December 17, 2014 | [Avionics Today 12-17-2014] The cross industry task-force established by the International Transportation Aviation Association (IATA) to evaluate aircraft tracking safety technology and procedures following the tragic downing of Malaysia Airlines flight...

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  • NASA Tests Software to Improve Flight Efficiency on Boeing’s ecoDemonstrator

    December 16, 2014 | [Avionics Today 12-16-2014] NASA researchers have begun flight tests of computer software that shows promise in improving flight efficiency and reducing environmental impacts of aircraft, especially on communities around airports. The Airborne Spacing for...

  • Transport Canada Fuels UAS Use through Eased Regulations

    December 16, 2014 | [Avionics Today 12-15-2014] With Unmanned Aircraft Vehicles (UAVs) sneaking steadily into commercial use across the globe for large and small businesses alike, Transport Canada is looking to ease the process by relaxing rules for business small UAV use. The...

  • 21 New RTCA Standards for the Avionics Industry

    December 11, 2014 | [Avionics Today 12-11-2014] The Radio Technical Commission for Aeronatics (RTCA) published 21 total new or updated documents (DO) in 2014. These documents are developed by RTCA's Special Committees (SCs) to help to shape the certification and safety of new...

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