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Dominican Republic to host key ATM meetings

Instituto Dominicano de Aviación Civil (IDAC), the air navigation service provider of the Dominican Republic, is to host two major air traffic management (ATM) conferences in Punta Cana in October 2015 organized by the Civil Air Navigation Services Organization (CANSO).

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Google seeks FAA permission for drone flights

Four months after Amazon won permission from the Federal Aviation Administration to test its Prime Air delivery drones in the skies, Google and its parent company, Alphabet, are now seeking to fly their own Project Wing delivery drones with FAA approval.

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Study of USA’s air traffic controllers details chronic fatigue

Air traffic controllers’ work schedules often lead to chronic fatigue, making them less alert and endangering the safety of the national air traffic system, according to a study the government has kept secret for nearly four years. Federal Aviation Administration officials have declined to furnish a copy of the report despite repeated requests and a […]

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India launches satellite-based navigation system GAGAN

India on Monday (July 13, 2015) launched the GPS-Aided Geo Augmented Navigation (GAGAN) system, which would make airline operations more efficient and reduce costs. GAGAN is a satellite-based navigation system which provides autonomous, high precision geo-spatial location information of the user in terms of latitude, longitude and height along with velocity and time. Jointly developed […]

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China to implement Satellite Navigation System to track flights

China recently announced that it will soon start using its homegrown Beidou navigation system (BDS) to track flights of civilian aircraft in a bid to avert air disasters such as that of Malaysian MH 370. According to the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC), a test on general aviation will be conducted first by the […]

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CANSO Outlines 5 Key Steps to Transform ATM Performance in the Middle East

CANSO (Civil Air Navigation Services Organization) has outlined its proposal to reduce congestion and improve efficiency in Middle East airspace

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International Day of The Controller celebrated on October 20th

Air traffic controllers worldwide on Monday October 20th, is celebrating International Day of The Controller. The day coincides with the constitutional meeting of the International Federation of Air Traffic Controllers Associations (IFATCA), held in Amsterdam in 1961.

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A tragic week for aviation

Over the past week, the world has witnessed one of the worst periods in recent history, with a slew of aircraft accidents beginning with the downing of the Malaysian Airlines Boeing 777 over Ukraine. How does this affect our industry?

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