Studying migrating bird flying patterns could ultimately change how we fly, but will consumers be convinced over formation flying of commercial airliners?

Understanding how birds fly has been an important part of the development of commercial passenger flying, but Airbus believes flight technology is now mature enough…..

Airservices Australia’s new corporate plan identifies investment priorities for 2018-19

Airservices Australia has published its corporate plan for 2018-19, illustrating the full range of activity and investments the air navigation service provider (ANSP) will undertake…..

European airspace – the promise of unremitting delay

Europe’s air traffic management (ATM) network added +4.4% more movements in 2017, bringing the total to 10.6 million for the year. Overseen by the Eurocontrol…..

Italian air navigation service provider ENAV moves to become leader in European UTM

The bloating consumer interest in unmanned aircraft vehicles (UAVs), commonly referred to as drones, is far from a small niche. The aviation industry has only…..

No more ATC “privatisation” for the FAA?

The main advocate for the commercialisation of the Federal Aviation Administration’s air traffic control responsibilities, House T&I Committee chairman Bill Shuster, has confirmed the controversial…..

Airspace in the Middle East: a quarrelsome subject unlikely to produce good fortunes

The headlines in the Middle East have been dominated by talk of blockades and airspace restrictions since the middle of last year after the suspension of…..

Aireon’s space based surveillance: An example of innovation in air traffic management

Launched in 2011 following a memorandum of agreement between the US FAA and Iridium Communications, air traffic management technology company Aireon is poised to activate…..

Single European Sky: a changed culture but still a fragmented airspace

The Single European Sky (SES) initiative to improve air traffic management across the European Union has addressed a clear need and has led to a…..