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Better and safer data flows for aviation: EUROCONTROL selects BT for NewPENS

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April 18, 2018

Following a common procurement action, EUROCONTROL and forty-one industry partners, primarily air navigation service providers (ANSPs), today launched a new contract with BT for the provision and management of a secure and highly resilient New Pan-European Network Service (NewPENS). The 10-year contract has an estimated total value of more than €50 million. The new, ultra-resilient… Read More ›

NBAA Welcomes Introduction of Long-Term House FAA Reauthorization Bill

The National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) welcomes the introduction of the FAA Reauthorization Act of 2018 (H.R. 4), House legislation authorizing funding and programs for the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) through 2023. “We welcome this bipartisan legislation,” said NBAA President and CEO Ed Bolen. “The fact that it’s a bipartisan bill increases its chances for… Read More ›

IATA Reiterates Strong Support for New Mexico City Airport

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) emphasized its strong support for the construction of a new international airport for Mexico City that was launched in 2014 to replace Benito Juárez International Airport. “The current airport is bursting at the seams. It serves 47 million passengers, almost 50% over its design capacity of 32 million. A… Read More ›

NBAA Congratulates Cirrus Aircraft on Collier Trophy for Vision Jet

Cirrus Aircraft has been named as the recipient of the 2017 Robert J. Collier Trophy, given annually by the National Aeronautic Association (NAA) for “designing, certifying and entering into service the Vision Jet ­– ­the world’s first single-engine general aviation personal jet aircraft with a whole airframe parachute system.” It was during NBAA’s 2016 Business… Read More ›

The Aerospace Corporation Awarded $2.85 Million Grant From NASA To Study Atmosphere

The Aerospace Corporation (Aerospace) has received a grant for $2.85 million from NASA to investigate dynamic changes in the Earth’s atmosphere and ionosphere. The centerpiece of the study is an instrumented six-unit CubeSat mission called the Daily Atmospheric Ionospheric Limb Imager (DAILI), that will be designed, built, and flown by Aerospace. DAILI is scheduled to… Read More ›

Togo plans ministerial meeting on Single African Air Transport Market

President Faure Essozimna Gnassingbé of Togo is planning to convene a ministerial meeting in Lomé, in May 2018, bringing together all key stakeholders to take forward the commitments made by African Union (AU) Member States regarding the Single African Air Transport Market. Togolese Minister of Infrastructure and Transport Ninsao Gnofam revealed this when he called… Read More ›

China Aviation Development Foundation to Sponsor FSF’s IASS 2019

72nd annual International Air Safety Summit scheduled for Nov. 4–6, 2019 in Taipei. Flight Safety Foundation and the China Aviation Development Foundation (CADF) Friday signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) under which the CADF will be the host sponsor of the Foundation’s 72nd annual International Air Safety Summit (IASS) in Taipei. IASS 2019 has been… Read More ›

Private pilot fined after landing without permission

The pilot of a light aircraft was fined £3,600 after he landed at Coventry Airport without being given permission by air traffic control. David Harbottle was also ordered to pay £4,500 costs to the CAA. Another aeroplane had to pull off the runway just before Harbottle touched down. The 69-year-old, from Ottershaw Park in Surrey,… Read More ›

IATA Announces Winner of 2018 FACE-UP Competition

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced that Femke Sickler a recent graduate of Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands was the recipient of the IATA FACE-UP award for 2018. FACE-UP is a competition for recent university graduates whose thesis is on the subject of innovation and transformation in air transport logistics (e.g. air… Read More ›

Enhanced Tactical Flow Management System outage – situational update

he issue with the ETFMS system has been identified and action is underway to return to normal operations. However, flight plans filed before 10.26 UTC were lost and aircraft operators have been requested to refile these flight plans for all aircraft that have not yet departed. The ATFM contingency plan will be maintained for the… Read More ›

New Course: Aircraft Operations Regulatory Safety Oversight

“When concluding a Commercial Agreement in aviation, professionals from Airline Operators and CAAs/NAAs must have a good understanding of the responsibilities of States, Operators, Service Providers and Sub-contractors“, says the JAA TO-trainer Ludo, while explaining his new course. He gave us an interview over aircraft safety oversight, bringing light to the importance of understanding it… Read More ›

ICAO Secretary General encourages greater participation of representatives of general aviation

ICAO’s Secretary General Dr. Fang Liu opened the International Council of Aircraft Owner and Pilot Association’s (IAOPA) World Assembly in Queenstown, New Zealand earlier this week, where she took advantage of the opportunity to encourage representatives of general aviation to be more proactive in their ongoing contributions to ICAO’s work. “ICAO remains fully committed to… Read More ›

ICAO Council adopts new Amendment enabling more integrated and responsive global air traffic management

In an important step toward a more integrated and responsive global air traffic management (ATM) system, the ICAO Council, during its ongoing 213th Session, has adopted a new amendment to Annex 15 to the Convention on International Civil Aviation (Chicago Convention) covering Aeronautical Information Services. ICAO Council President Dr. Olumuyiwa Benard Aliu highlighted that the… Read More ›

HALO research aircraft measures the emissions of megacities

Launch of EMeRGe project to track emissions from major cities such as Manila, Taipei, Seoul, Tokyo, Beijing. Examine Shanghai and Guangzhou more closely. HALO is equipped with a total of 20 instruments to measure the different emissions of large cities. Focus: aviation, environment, air pollution control Air quality in major cities is a hot topic,… Read More ›

Paolo Annunziato is the new CIRA President

Paolo Annunziato is the new CIRA President. The decision was taken unanimously by the Shareholder’s Meeting (where ASI is the majority shareholder with 47% of the capital) after Claudio Rovai’s decision to resign for personal reasons. ASI’s President, Roberto Battiston thanked Rovai for his work, during his mandate, to revamp CIRA with the new National Aerospace Research Program (PRORA). “Claudio… Read More ›

PEGASUS Student Conference

The purpose of the conference is to provide a forum for PEGASUS Students (i.e., students enrolled for a degree programme of PEGASUS institutions) and aerospace students of other European Universities to present technical papers in public competition for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place prizes in the graduate (masters candidates only) category. The conference serves to… Read More ›

ERA publishes guidance to airlines on Brexit

Following the publishing of ERA’s (European Regions Airline Association) position on Brexit in September last year, the association has released guidance to its airlines to give them some advice in preparation for the different potential Brexit scenarios. Brexit is one of the biggest priorities for ERA and the purpose of the published document is to… Read More ›

Foundation Congratulates CAST/ASIAS for Receiving Aviation Week Award.

Flight Safety Foundation on Friday extended its congratulations to the U.S. Commercial Aviation Safety Team (CAST) and the Aviation Safety Information Analysis and Sharing (ASIAS) initiative for receiving an Aviation Week Laureate Award in the commercial aviation safety category Thursday at the Aviation Week Laureates Award dinner in Washington. The Laureate Awards are presented annually… Read More ›

Significant Step Forward in the Digitization of the Dangerous Goods Supply Chain.

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has taken a significant step forward in the digitalization of the dangerous goods supply chain following the adoption of the e-Dangerous Goods Declaration (e-DGD) standards. The e-DGD is an electronic approach to manage the IATA Dangerous Goods Declaration (DGD), leveraging industry initiatives to digitalize data and embrace data sharing… Read More ›

NewGen ISS Goes Live in Norway

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced that Norway became the first market to implement the New Generation of IATA Settlement Systems (NewGen ISS). NewGen ISS was adopted by the Passenger Agency Conference (PAConf) in November 2017. It represents the most extensive and ambitious modernization of the IATA Billing and Settlement Plan (BSP) since it… Read More ›

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