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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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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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Drone management system launched in Germany

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

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.

India launches satellite-based navigation system GAGAN

India launched the GPS-Aided Geo Augmented Navigation (GAGAN) system, which would make airline operations more efficient and reduce costs. GAGAN is a satellite-based navigation system which provides autonomous, high precision geo-spatial location information.

China to implement Satellite Navigation System to track flights

China recently announced that it will soon start using its homegrown Beidou navigation system (BDS) to track flights of civilian aircraft in a bid to avert air disasters such as that of Malaysian MH 370.

CANSO Outlines 5 Key Steps to Transform ATM Performance in the Middle East

CANSO (Civil Air Navigation Services Organization) has outlined its proposal to reduce congestion and improve efficiency in Middle East airspace

European Commission starts the deployment phase for ATM of the future

The European Commission adopted the first set of essential changes for the modernization of the European Air Traffic Management (ATM) system known as the “Pilot Common Project”.

NASA launches a new GPS satellite: Is GPS 2.0 here?

The fifth Global Positioning System (GPS) IIF satellite has been successfully launched on Thursday, Feb. 20. The GPS satellite launched from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station and boasts new world class space-based positioning, timing capabilities, and navigation to support users around the world.

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.

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