Category: NextGen

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ICAO Civil Aviation Training Policy

In furtherance of the work of the Next Generation of Aviation Professionals (NGAP) Task Force, ICAO has adopted a new training policy featuring an endorsement process of training organizations and training courses. Training institutions and courses that fully meet ICAO standards and methodological requirements, including its current objective of evolving toward more competency- and performance-based training approaches, will be endorsed.

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Automatic Dependent Surveillance – Broadcast

ADS-B is a cooperative surveillance technique for air traffic control and related applications being developed as part of global CNS/ATM plan. The successful implementation of this new technology has resulted in many ground systems providing advanced platforms suitable for ATM systems based on the used of data-link and satellite technology.

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System Wide Information Management (SWIM)

System Wide Information Management (SWIM) is an international concept which aims to facilitate greater sharing of Air Traffic Management (ATM) system information, such as airport operational status, weather information and flight data in real time. SWIM is essentially the migration from legacy one-to-one information exchange to many-to-many information distribution.

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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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FAA Approves 1st U.S. Ground Based Augmentation System

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announced the approval of Honeywell’s Smartpath Precision Landing System, clearing the way for increased safety and efficiency at airports by providing precise navigation service based on the global positioning system (GPS).

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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 […]

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