Category: CNS/ATM

GATE ONE: Now 11 members on board

On the 3rd of February 2014, the ANSP of Bosnia-Hercegovina (BHANSA) joined the Cooperation Agreement signed by the CEOs of ANSPs of Austria, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Croatia, Poland, Lithuania, Hungary, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia in Sofia on the 6th of November, 2013.

Modern ATC Centre Inaugurated in Budapest

The new Hungarian air navigation centre was inaugurated in Budapest on 27 February 2013, advancing the air transport infrastructure of both Hungary and Central Europe as a whole.

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Skyguide optimises route network within Swiss airspace

Skyguide, Switzerland’s air navigation service provider, is introducing ten more-direct transit routes through its airspace which would save around 1,000 kilometres of flight per day.

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Croatian Airspace Simulation Starts in Budapest

As the first international project since the opening of the Center of Research, Development and Simulation (CRDS) of the Hungarian ANSP (HungaroControl) a real-time simulation started for the Croatian ANSP with the aim of validating airspace proposals for capacity increase.

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VoIP ready for implementation in ATM

EUROCONTROL, European air navigation service providers, ICAO, Eurocae, the FAA and industry have completed a number of actions which mean that implementation of Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) in ATM can now begin.

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ICAO proposes unified approach to global ATC modernisation

ICAO is preparing to present a proposal to the international aviation community that will assist in the modernization of air traffic management systems in order to cope with the anticipated doubling of passenger traffic to some 5 billion by the year 2030.

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The Proliferation of Air Navigation

What is the force driving the proliferation of air navigation? In this post I’ve attempted to draw a timeline using my experiences in the profession and ICAO’s path to this point in air navigation.

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EGNOS Declared Fully Operational

The European satellite navigation network was declared certified March 2 for use by European civil-aviation authorities. The network is intended to complement the U.S. GPS satellite navigation constellation.

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ICAO Civil Aviation Training Policy

In furtherance of the work of the Next Generation of Aviation Professionals (NGAP) Task Force, ICAO has adopted a new training policy featuring an endorsement process of training organizations and training courses. Training institutions and courses that fully meet ICAO standards and methodological requirements, including its current objective of evolving toward more competency- and performance-based training approaches, will be endorsed.

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India Set to Launch Air Navigation Satellite

India’s very own satellite navigation system GAGAN is set to be launched to support air traffic management. Air traffic controllers will be able to track the burgeoning air traffic over the Indian airspace.

About Wayne Farley

I am Wayne, a career air traffic controller. Engage me while I share my thoughts, experience, and news from around the aviation world. A post titled “13 Characteristics of an Air Traffic Controller” written in 2010 went viral and established me as the unofficial ambassador of ATC.

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