Category: News

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.

Tragedy Gives Birth to Robustness

Guyanese collectively held their breath as they learned of the disappearance of a Cessna Caravan in the interior of the country on Saturday. The worst fears were realized as both crew members on board the aircraft perished in the crash. What lessons are there to be learned? These will undoubtedly make aviation more robust.

ICAO's Annex 19 – Safety Management

The value of safety in the aviation community has manifested itself in the form of a new annex published by ICAO. Annex 19, Safety Management became effective on November 14, 2013, some 30 years after Annex 18 was issued.

FAA Approves Boeing 787 Certification Plan

The FAA approved the Boeing Commercial Airplane Company’s certification plan for the redesigned 787 battery system, after thoroughly reviewing Boeing’s proposed modifications and the company’s plan to demonstrate that the system will meet FAA requirements.

First Aeronautical Training Centre Created for Specialized Air Safety Education in Latin America

The Latin American Aeronautical Training Centre comes into being, as representatives of the four organizations that spearheaded its creation and management signed the agreement to launch this important educational initiative for Latin American Aviation.

IFATCA, Quintiq hosts ATCO fatigue webinar

The International Federation of Air Traffic Controllers Associations and Quintiq are to co-host ATCO Fatigue Risk Management Webinar, June 13, 2012.

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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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China heavy-lift chopper receives certification

China’s civil aviation authority has cleared the country’s biggest-ever helicopter for domestic use. The 13.8-ton AC313 is the latest advance for China’s ambitious aerospace industry.

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Randy Babbitt Resigns

FAA Administrator Randy Babbitt resigned on Tuesday following what can only be described as a fall from grace. He was arrested Saturday night in Fairfax City, Virginia on charges of drunken driving. He was only halfway through his five-year term as FAA Administrator.

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