• Court blocks US UAV registration

    The US Court of Appeals for the Washington, DC, Circuit has ruled that federal law prohibits the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) from continuing to require registration of recreational unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) and model aircraft. The FAA ordered registration of these unmanned aircraft

  • Swedish researchers improve emissions modelling

    Swedish defence research agency FOI has developed an improved model for calculating aviation emissions. By studying the radar tracks of 2,200 domestic flights in Swedish airspace (historical data from 2016, provided by air navigation service provider LFV), FOI researchers saw how real flights

  • South Africa upgrades D-ATIS

    ATNS has completed a project to replace its Digital Automatic Terminal Information System (D-ATIS) equipment. The South African air navigation service provider phased out its Schneider Electric MetConsole O-ATIS solution at three airports, and replaced it with the MetConsole 3 D-ATIS from the same

  • Europe upgrades radio transmission tracking

    New radio direction-finding (RDF) equipment is enhancing safety in some of the busiest airspace in Europe. Controllers at the Eurocontrol Maastricht Upper Area Control Centre (MUAC) began receiving data from new RDF units in October 2016. These units can calculate where an aircraft is transmitting

  • Sunhillo wins FAA support deal

    The US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has awarded Sunhillo Technical Services, a subsidiary of Sunhillo Corporation, a USD151 million contract for Enroute and Oceanic Support Services (EOSS). Main second-level engineering activities under the seven-year deal will take place at the FAA

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  • One-off events boost Fraport finances

    Fraport announced its best-ever annual financial results on 23 May 2017, despite a slowdown in traffic at main asset Frankfurt Airport. Pre-tax earnings grew by 24.2% year on year to EUR1.05 billion (USD1.17 billion) in fiscal year 2016, spurred by compensation for a cancelled concession in Manila
  • Robotic kiosks make check-in queues history, says SITA

    SITA Lab has developed an autonomous deployable self-service kiosk called KATE that can be deployed anywhere for check-in at an airport, as required, to deal with disruptive events or queues. "For passengers, this means that queues at check-in can be relegated to the past," said Stephane
  • Airbases detox as firefighters adopt safer foam

    The US Air Force (USAF) and US Navy (USN) are switching to safer aircraft firefighting foam, after tests showed that chemicals used for decades by military firefighters contain carcinogens, which have contaminated drinking water on and near military installations. The use of foam containing toxic



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