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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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Water on Qantas Airways A380: No safety concern?

A Qantas Airways Airbus A380 jet returned to the airport when a burst water pipe sent water down the aisles. Qantas said that there were no safety of flight concerns. That may be true, but should safety professionals make such assertions prior to an investigation?

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European Commission starts the deployment phase for ATM of the future

The European Commission adopted the first set of essential changes for the modernization of the European Air Traffic Management (ATM) system known as the “Pilot Common Project”.

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Recording of Malaysian Flight 370 Pilots Talking to Air Traffic Control

Almost 2 months after the disappearance of MH370, audio recordings of the final conversations between pilots of missing aircraft and teams of air traffic controllers were published for the first time Thursday, 1st May 2014 by investigators.

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