Archive: October, 2009

World Aviation Authorities Tackle Climate Change

WASHINGTON— Along with counterparts from around the world, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) led the U.S. delegation in recent meetings at the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) in Montreal that resulted in an agreement that will guide the global aviation community as it tackles the challenge of climate change.

Air Traffic Controllers Celebrate ATC Day

As Air Traffic Controllers worldwide celebrate ATC day, I would like to pay homage to the thousands of men and women who maintain safety in the sky above us. October 20th was designated as ATC day by the International Federation of Air Traffic Controllers Associations.

Japan Joins Green Asia and Pacific Aviation Partnership

WASHINGTON — Japan became the latest partner in the Asia and Pacific Initiative to Reduce Emissions (ASPIRE), which is designed to make aircraft operations in the region more efficient in order to reduce the emission of greenhouse gases.

Performance-Based Navigation - An Overview

Performance-Based Navigation (PBN) defines performance requirements for aircraft navigating on an ATS route, terminal procedure or in a designated airspace. It provides a way forward in addressing today’s - and tomorrow’s - aviation system capacity, efficiency, environmental and safety issues.

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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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