Category: CNS/ATM

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India launches satellite-based navigation system GAGAN

India 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.

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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.

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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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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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NASA launches a new GPS satellite: Is GPS 2.0 here?

The fifth Global Positioning System (GPS) IIF satellite has been successfully launched on Thursday, Feb. 20. The GPS satellite launched from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station and boasts new world class space-based positioning, timing capabilities, and navigation to support users around the world.

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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.

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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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