Air Traffic Control & Airport Infrastructure

Technologies related to air traffic management as well as airport infrastructure and operations

 

A case for airports: management confronts challenges

A case for airports: management confronts challenges

Kroll Bond Rating Agency (KBRA) has reviewed the current state of play of ratings for U.S. publicly owned airports, which we believe to be an underrated sector. This sector has experienced no defaults, and airport management, which KBRA believes is underemphasized by others, has performed a critical role in confronting the challenges this sector has faced over a prolonged period.

Canada expands Blue Sky air transport agreements, adding Nigeria, Mali, and Oman

Canada expands Blue Sky air transport agreements, adding Nigeria, Mali, and Oman

OTTAWA, 21 July 2015. Government officials in Canada are proactively establishing air transport agreements with other nations under Canada’s Blue Sky policy, which enables Canadian airlines to better serve passengers travelling between Canada and these countries. This week, officials announced agreements with Nigeria, Mali, and Oman. 

Army considers multispectral and radar sensor fusion for helicopter pilots

FORT BELVOIR, Va., 20 July 2015. U.S. Army electro-optics experts are reaching out to industry to find companies able to develop multi-spectral sensor fusion with a distributed aperture system (distributed aperture system) to help helicopter pilots fly fog, dust, smoke, darkness, and other degraded visual environment (DVE) conditions.

Northrop Grumman to enhance MQ-4C Triton UAV air-to-air radar

PATUXENT RIVER NAS, Md., 20 July 2015. U.S. Navy unmanned aircraft experts are asking Northrop Grumman Corp. to correct deficiencies in the air-to-air radar system aboard the MQ-4C Triton maritime patrol drone before making a production decision on the Triton by the end of this year.

Flight management system market growing, predicted to reach $912 million by 2020

Flight management system market growing, predicted to reach $912 million by 2020

DALLAS, 14 July 2015. The global market for flight management systems (FMS) will reach $912.20 million by 2020, growing at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 7.19 percent, from $601.36 million in 2014, predict analysts at marketsandmarkets.

Air Force awards $21.1 million to General Atomics for UAS crew simulators

WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB, Ohio, 13 July 2015. Flight simulation experts at General Atomics Corp. will provide the U.S. Air Force with UAS simulators crew and spare parts to help combat drone pilots practice their skills and rehearse missions.

United Airlines router and network connectivity upset grounds flights

United Airlines router and network connectivity upset grounds flights

CHICAGO, 8 July 2015. United Airlines suffered a “network connectivity issue” -- a problem with a router -- that caused flights to be grounded for more than an hour this morning; the airline is currently recovering from the technical problem. “We are in the process of restoring regular operations after a network connectivity issue impacted our systems,” says a United Airlines spokesperson in Chicago. 

Military F-16 jet collides mid-air with private Cessna aircraft

Military F-16 jet collides mid-air with private Cessna aircraft

SHAW AFB, S.C., 7 July 2015. An F-16 C Fighting Falcon military aircraft from Shaw Air Force Base in South Carolina, collided with a Cessna 150 private, two-seat, general aviation airplane near Joint Base Charleston at 11:30 a.m. EDT.

Low-profile MIL-STD-1553 integrated terminal for avionics uses offered by Holt

MISSION VIEJO, Calif., 6 July 2015. Holt Integrated Circuits in Mission Viejo, Calif., is introducing the HI-2130 low-profile MIL-STD-1553 integrated terminal for military and commercial avionics applications. The device contains MIL-STD-1553 protocol logic, dual transceivers, and dual transformers in a low-profile compact package.

Aerocivil and IATA optimize Colombian airspace with Airbus ProSky technology

Aerocivil and IATA optimize Colombian airspace with Airbus ProSky technology

PARIS, 25 June 2015. Aerocivil officials are investing in airspace and ground optimization at El Dorado International Airport in Bogota, Columbia, one of the world’s 50 busiest airports serving more than 27 million passengers annually. To increase efficiency at and around the airport and to prepare the Colombian airspace to be prepared for tomorrow’s demands, Aerocivil partnered with the International Air Transport Association (IATA) and Airbus ProSky, the air traffic management (ATM) subsidiary of Airbus.  

NASA, government, and industry partner to test UAS sense-and-avoid technology

NASA, government, and industry partner to test UAS sense-and-avoid technology

WASHINGTON, 24 June 2015. NASA is partnering with government and industry to test a system that would make it possible for unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) to fly routine operations in U.S. airspace. Engineers and officials at NASA, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc. (GA-ASI), and Honeywell International Inc. are flying a series of UAS tests through July at NASA's Armstrong Flight Research Center, Calif., under the Unmanned Aircraft Systems Integration in the National Airspace System (UAS-NAS) project.

Rockwell Collins to provide radios for U.S. and Australian P-8A aircraft

LAKEHURST, N.J., 22 June 2015. U.S. Navy aircraft experts are asking Rockwell Collins in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, to provide a variety of radio communications equipment for the Navy's P-8A Poseidon long-range maritime patrol and anti-submarine warfare (ASW) aircraft.

FAA and European Commission expand air traffic management pact, cooperation

FAA and European Commission expand air traffic management pact, cooperation

PARIS, 18 June 2015. Officials at the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and the European Union (EU) plan to cooperate to provide seamless air traffic services for aircraft flying between the United States and Europe. FAA Administrator Michael Huerta and the European Commission’s (EC’s) Director General for Mobility and Transport, Joao Aguiar Machado, signed a letter of intent on air traffic management (ATM) modernization at a ceremony in Paris. The extension and expansion of the current agreement between the U.S. and E.U. are intended to help ensure passengers enjoy safer, on-time flying over the Atlantic, thanks to the benefits of NextGen and Single European Sky ATM Research (SESAR). 

TEKEVER, ViaSat to expand civilian drone use with advanced satellite communications

TEKEVER, ViaSat to expand civilian drone use with advanced satellite communications

PARIS, 18 June 2015. The TEKEVER Group, an unmanned aerial systems (UAS) manufacturer, and ViaSat, a provider of communication technologies and services, have entered into a strategic alliance aimed at expanding the civilian use of unmanned aircraft system (UAS) platforms, also commonly known as drones, with advanced satellite communications. The companies are collaborating by adding ViaSat’s communication technologies onto TEKEVER’s UAS platforms to push the boundaries of UAS range in civilian beyond line of sight (BLOS) applications, officials say.

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Rohde & Schwarz debuts security scanner for increased air traffic safety

PARIS, 16 June 2015. Rohde & Schwarz is at Paris Air Show debuting a new product designed to contribute to air traffic safety: the R&S QPS100 security scanner. Developed for use in security zones at airports and other facilities with access control, the device detects potentially dangerous items carried on the body or in clothing.

 

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