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13 Characteristics of an Air Traffic Controller

Air traffic controllers are super humans. Well, almost. Akin to the stripes on a tiger, here are a handful of characteristics that air traffic controllers must possess in order to keep aircraft safe in the skies.

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Is UTM at risk of technical fragmentation?

Drone operations are growing at an increasing rate and even if air taxis are not there yet, they will start in a foreseeable future. The number of start-up and more established companies offering Unmanned Traffic Management systems (UTM for short) is growing as well. The services they offer vary greatly and range from information to […]

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Towards a Digital European Sky

CANSO welcomes the European Commission proposal on the Single European Sky (SESII+) as an opportunity to realise a more digital European air traffic management (ATM) sector.

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NAV CANADA launches remote air traffic services trial

NAV CANADA has commenced a trial to provide Aerodrome Advisory Services at Fredericton International Airport remotely from Saint John, New Brunswick.

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Avinor ANS begins roll out of first Nordic UTM system

Avinor Air Navigation Services (ANS) is working with Frequentis and Altitude Angel to implement an unmanned traffic management (UTM) system at 18 airport towers across Norway.

Air traffic controllers sued in Kobe Bryant helicopter crash

Two air traffic controllers are being sued by the company which operated the helicopter that crashed in January killing retired NBA star Kobe Bryant.

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Altitude Angel and Inmarsat to offer air traffic management for UAVs

Altitude Angel and Inmarsat have teamed up to develop and deliver advanced flight tracking and management capability for drones.

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Aviation streaming media platform launched by ICAO

The International Civil Aviation Organization on Tuesday launched a streaming media platform dubbed “ICAO TV” to offer both aviation professional and the public at large a new way to consume aviation content. The content on ICAO TV includes its COVID-19 Webinar Series, SkyTalks, Events and Interviews, as well as videos from partners Thales, Loon, Regula, […]

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Drone management system launched in Germany

The first fully operational traffic management system for drones has been launched in Germany.

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The recovery of commercial air transport

Dr. Alejandro Herrera, Director General of Instituto Dominicano de Aviación Civil (IDAC) analizes the COVID-19 pandemic effect on air transport and the road to recovery.

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Global airline industry at a crossroads

The coronavirus has had a drastic impact on the airline industry forcing companies such as British Airways to cease operations at major airports.

About Wayne Farley

I am Wayne, a career air traffic controller with over 30 years of industry experience. 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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