Thursday April 24, 2014

UAV operators submit to safety review

UAV operators submit to safety review

The Australian Certified UAV Operators Association (ACUO) is calling for the current Federal Government Aviation Safety Regulation Review to back a harder line to combat the growing problem of illegal unmanned aircraft operations. The call comes as the... [Continue reading]

Airways NZ & GroupEAD to set up JV

Airways NZ & GroupEAD to set up JV

Airways New Zealand and GroupEAD have signed an agreement to establish a joint-venture to provide next-generation AIM and Airport Data Quality services across the region. The joint venture intends to commence operations on 1 July, and says it will provide... [Continue reading]

New Melbourne ATC tower officially opened

New Melbourne ATC tower officially opened

Melbourne Airport’s new air traffic control tower was officially opened by Deputy Prime Minister and Infrastructure Minister Warren Truss and Airservices chairman Angus Houston on Friday. The 75 metre tall tower was built at a cost of $19 million... [Continue reading]

Thales LORADS III ATM system handed over in Singapore

Thales LORADS III ATM system handed over in Singapore

A new Thales LORADS III air traffic management system has been activated in Singapore following a successful deployment and trial program. The system was inaugurated on the sidelines of the Singapore Airshow by that country’s Minister for Transport,... [Continue reading]

AAA calls for aerodrome safety regs review

AAA calls for aerodrome safety regs review

The Australian Airports Association (AAA) has called for a full review of the CASA regulations governing the operation of Australian aerodromes as part of its submission to the government’s review of aviation safety regulation. Specifically, the industry... [Continue reading]

UAS detection/avoidance systems developed

UAS detection/avoidance systems developed

A team of researchers from the Queensland University of Technology, Boeing Research & Technology – Australia, and Insitu Pacific have developed what they believe to be a world-first on-board system for an unmanned aircraft to detect another aircraft... [Continue reading]

Jetstar first to take up Smart Tracking at Sunshine Coast

Jetstar first to take up Smart Tracking at Sunshine Coast

Jetstar has become the first airline to operate a flight to the Sunshine Coast using the airport’s new Smart Tracking Technology, or Required Navigation Performance (RNP), which guides aircraft along precise flight paths using flight management... [Continue reading]

A new era in ATC as ADS-B mandate takes effect

A new era in ATC as ADS-B mandate takes effect

Airservices  has hailed “a new era in air traffic surveillance” with a first fitment mandate for Automatic Dependent Surveillance Broadcast (ADS-B) for all aircraft flying at or above 29,000 feet  coming into effect today. ADS-B is a satellite-based... [Continue reading]

Airservices and Cathay Pacific collaborate to promote best practice in air traffic management

Airservices and Cathay Pacific collaborate to promote best practice in air traffic management

In the latest in a series of demonstration flights to optimise flight efficiency and minimise environmental impact, Airservices has collaborated with Cathay Pacific under the Asia and Pacific Initiative to Reduce Emissions (ASPIRE) program to conduct... [Continue reading]

Airbus partners in world-first volcanic ash study flight

Airbus partners in world-first volcanic ash study flight

Airbus, easyJet and Norwegian sensing specialist Nicarnica Aviation have successfully created first ever significant artificial ash cloud to test new technology that detects and estimate concentrations of volcanic ash in the atmosphere. An A400M airlifter... [Continue reading]

Saudi Arabian ATC students graduate in New Zealand

Saudi Arabian ATC students graduate in New Zealand

Thirty students from the General Authority of Civil Aviation of Saudi Arabia (GACA), have graduated from their two-year studies at Airways’ air traffic controller training college in New Zealand. The students were selected through the Airways Sure Select... [Continue reading]

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