FAA taps Raytheon to advance STARS system
STARS is used to provide safe and efficient aircraft spacing and sequencing guidance for more than 40,000 departing and arriving aircraft daily at more than 600 civilian and military airports.
Jan 15th, 2020
Commercial-grade surge arrester for 5G offered by Cinch
Nov 21st, 2019
'Runway Status Lights' now fully operational
Nov 5th, 2019
Raytheon upgrades FAA's space-based precision navigation system
Nov 5th, 2019
What's missing from this new airport? An air traffic control tower
Oct 24th, 2019
Raytheon, AirMap virtually demo drone monitoring tools on next-gen ATC workstation
Oct 21st, 2019
Raytheon, WEYTEC team to develop next-gen ATC workstation
Oct 17th, 2019
German radar company says it tracked F-35 in 2018
Oct 1st, 2019
Thales to build deployable air traffic control systems
Sep 19th, 2019
Boeing sees Asia driving commercial air growth
Sep 4th, 2019
Former FCC chair backs ‘ATC for drones’
Jul 16th, 2019
ATC issue grounds flights at UK's Gatwick
Jul 11th, 2019
EmbraerX debuts 'Beacon' MRO platform
The Beacon platform is designed to connect and synchronize industry resources, the aftermarket supply chain, and aviation services professionals in an efficient way to keep aircraft flying.
Jun 10th, 2019
USAF and FAA team up to promote aviation careers
The Air Force and the Federal Aviation Administration announced a collaborative effort to counter the national aircrew shortage.
Jun 6th, 2019
Rugged rackmount server for handling military artificial intelligence (AI) uses introduced by Mercury
ANDOVER, Mass. – Mercury Systems Inc. in Andover, Mass., is introducing the EnterpriseSeries RES-XR6 rugged rackmount server product lineup with Intel second-generation Xeon Scalable processors for military artificial intelligence (AI), radar, C4ISR, and tactical networking defense applications.
May 8th, 2019
Mercury Systems dedicates its new AMC in Huntsville, Alabama
HUNTSVILLE, Ala. - Mercury Systems, Inc. of Andover, Mass., recently celebrated the dedication of its expanded Advanced Microelectronics Center (AMC) in Huntsville, Ala. Congressman Mo Brooks; Col. Robert Barrie, Military Deputy, PEO Aviation; Donna McCrary of the Huntsville/Madison County Chamber of Commerce; and Harrison Diamond from the Office of the Mayor joined senior Mercury executives for a ribbon cutting ceremony, reception and facility tour.
Apr 30th, 2019
CNS/ATM Working Group to focus on emerging civil mandates, impact on military aircraft
HANSCOM AIR FORCE BASE, Mass. – The Communications, Navigation, Surveillance/Air Traffic Management Center of Excellence will look toward the next decade of civil mandates and technologies at its upcoming 2019 CNS/ATM Working Group. This year's event will be held June 4-5 at the Holiday Inn Dayton/Fairborn near Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio.
Apr 17th, 2019
Students and industry collaborate to identify novel tactics in controlling unmanned air vehicles
CRANFIELD, United Kingdom - Recently, teams from British institutions for higher education - Cranfield University, The University of Manchester and University of Strathclyde - were challenged to develop the most effective solution to take control over unmanned air vehicles (UAVs) in the event of a swarm attack.
Apr 8th, 2019
Raytheon and Lockheed Martin sign agreement to pursue contract to modernize surveillance and air traffic control systems
WALTHAM, Mass., - Raytheon Company and Lockheed Martin Corporation are jointly pursuing the Spectrum Efficient National Surveillance Radar (SENSR) contract that will consolidate and modernize America's aging surveillance and air traffic control radars.
Apr 1st, 2019
JetBlue taps Collins Aerospace to provide biometric facial scanning system at JFK International
ANNAPOLIS, Md. – JetBlue is advancing the boarding process at New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) with SelfPass — a biometric facial scanning process implemented by Collins Aerospace, in cooperation with U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP). Boarding is performed in a matter of seconds and eliminates the need to present traditional boarding and identification documents.
Mar 28th, 2019
German Aerospace Center tests digital communications technologies combined with additional navigation functions for the first time
OBERPFAFFENHOFEN, Germany - For eight decades, analog communication between aircraft and air traffic control has been the standard. This month, the German Aerospace Center (DLR) will test a prototype of the new digital aeronautical radio standard LDACS (L-band Digital Aeronautical Communications System).
Mar 27th, 2019
Facial recognition can speed you through airport security, but there's a cost
WASHINGTON - In the not too distant future, you could walk into the international terminal of almost any US airport and board a plane without showing anyone your passport. At the check-in counter, you'd pose in front of a camera that scans your face and sends your image to a remote system that matches it to a stored copy of your passport photo. You'd have your photo taken again at the security line, and again at the gate. If everything still matched up, you'd be on board, quietly warring with your
Mar 22nd, 2019
Airport 'key performance indicators' reveal financial performance amid capacity challenges
LONDON, United Kingdom – At the 11th Annual Airport Economics & Finance Conference & Exhibition in London, Airports Council International (ACI) World has published its annual Airport Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) which reflect developments in air transport demand. Based on comprehensive data from the 2017 financial year, analyses of the KPIs reveal global airport revenues grew 6.2%, lagging the 7.5% growth in passenger traffic, to reach $172.2 billion.
Mar 18th, 2019
Panasonic teams with manufacturer to develop automated passenger bridge using AI and deep learning
TOKUSHIMA, Japan - Considering the fact that Japan has set a goal of '40,000,000 tourists' in 2020, approximately 1.25 times the present number of tourists will be coming to Japan by the next two years. The Japanese spirit of 'hospitality' has already become known overseas, and the country prides itself on having one of the world's most punctual flight rates. However, at the airports that serve as the gateways to Japan, there is considerable concern about how they will cope with the sudden increase
Mar 15th, 2019
Army to build new airport control tower at Fort Benning
SAVANNAH, Ga. – U.S. Army aviation officials are building a new airport control tower at Fort Benning, Ga., to support a wide variety of military air operations, ranging from large transport aircraft to parachute drops. Officials of the Army Corps of Engineers in Savannah, Ga., announced a $10.7 million contract on Friday to ACC Construction Co. Inc. in Augusta, Ga., to build a 12-story flight control tower to replace the existing eight-story tower on the site.
Feb 25th, 2019
How much of a threat do drones pose to air travel? Here's what you should know
DUBLIN, Ireland - Gatwick, Heathrow, Newark, Dubai and today, Dublin: Each of these airports has been in the news recently when flights were halted or delayed by sightings of what were believed to be drones in the area. So how big a threat is this? Are drones a danger to manned aircraft?, asks Kristy Kiernan in an article she wrote for Forbes.
Feb 22nd, 2019