Archive: May, 2009

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Boeing 787 Dreamliner Animation

The 787 Dreamliner is Boeing’s newest commercial aircraft offering unmatched fuel efficiency, resulting in exceptional environmental performance. The airplane will use 20 percent less fuel for comparable missions and travelling at speeds (Mach 0.85) similar to today’s fastest wide bodies.

SIA A380 lands in Singapore

Video shows the historical event of Singapore Airlines A389 landing back in December 2007 for the first time. In related news, on May 25, 2009 the aircraft (9V-SKA) pictured here performing flight SQ-318 from Singapore to London Heathrow, arrived on just three engines with the fourth shut down.

Changes to the ICAO Flightplan Form

ICAO has made some modifications to the flightplan form which they expect States to be in full compliance with by November 2012. The changes have considerable consequence on ANS Providers (ANSP) with automated systems. Changes are required to ANSP systems that check and accept flight plans and related messages, use flight plan data in displays for […]

Entering the ATC Profession

A Stabroek News article that I posted on my Facebook pertaining to ATC recruitment in Guyana sparked a slew of comments, so I write here to inform persons curious about the general requirements of entering the ATC profession. Overview of ATC Air Traffic Controllers (often shortened to ATCOs) ensure the safe and orderly movement of […]

ICAO's English Language Proficiency Requirements

In three accidents (one collision on the ground, one accident involving fuel exhaustion and one controlled flight into terrain), over 800 people lost their lives. What these seemingly different types of accidents had in common was that, in each one, accident investigators found that insufficient English language proficiency on the part of the flight crew or a controller […]

From AIS to AIM

Under the ICAO ATM Concept, global airspace will continue to evolve to become a virtual continuum to be efficiently organised and managed for the benefit of all airspace users, civil or military. Its management will fine tune airspace and airport operations to maximise the use of available runway and terminal area capacity and to deliver […]

NextGen - Next Generation Air Transportation System

Next Generation Air Transportation System (NextGen) is an ongoing, wide-ranging transformation of the United States’ national airspace system (NAS). At its most basic level, NextGen represents an evolution from a ground-based system of air traffic control to a satellite-based system of air traffic management. This evolution is vital to meeting future demand, and avoid to gridlock in […]

An Overview of SESAR

SESAR (Single European Sky ATM Research Programme) is touted to be the answer to Europe’s rapidly growing air traffic congestion. The European Airspace is fragmented and will become more and more congested, as traffic is forecast to grow steadily over the next 15 years. In the past, many initiatives aiming at improving the ATM system […]

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Wayne Farley

I am Wayne, an aviation safety evangelist who once made my living working in the control tower. Engage me while I share my thoughts, experience, and news from the aviation world. After writing "13 Characteristics of an air traffic controller" in 2010, it went viral and established me as an unofficial ambassador for ATC.


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