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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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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.

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75 years of connecting the world

On December 7th each year the world commemorates International Civil Aviation Day. This year’s celebration is particularly special since ICAO is commemorating the 75th anniversary.

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Curaçao Deploys Space-Based ADS-B

The Dutch Caribbean Air Navigation Service Provider (DC-ANSP) has deployed Aireon’s space-based ADS-B surveillance service in the Curaçao Flight Information Region.

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How the U.S. Government shutdown is affecting Air Safety

The U.S. government shutdown has ground on beyond a month leaving controllers without a paycheck and some systems under-resourced.

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How To Stop A Drone?

The suspension of flights in and out of Gatwick due to drone sightings has brought the question of How to stop a Drone? into the limelight.

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20 Books that Shaped my Aviation Career

As the world observed International Literacy Day on Saturday 8th September, I paused to reflect on the books that I read that helped to shape my aviation career. I’ve read hundreds of books but here are the ones that have had the biggest impact.

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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Pilot in Command book by James Hayhurst