Tag: Air Traffic Control

Aircraft Movements in Dubai Rise by 50% in Eight Years

Reading Time: 3 minutes Air Traffic Control is the cornerstone of the aviation sector and Dubai has implemented the most advanced procedure, keeping the safety of passengers and their timely travel as their ultimate priority and goal. This was stated by Abdulla Al Hashmi, Executive Vice President for Operations at Dubai Air Navigation Services (dans) in his keynote address […]

US and EU Expand Cooperation on ATC Modernization and Pilot Training

Reading Time: 1 minute The US and the European Union (EU) are amending two joint agreements expanding cooperation on aviation safety and air traffic management (ATC) modernization. Officials from FAA, the EU and the European Commission co-signed the amendments in Brussels Dec. 13. The amendment to the US-EU Safety Agreement, which originally took effect May 1, 2011, enables the […]

French Strikes Triggered More Than 830 Flight Cancellations

Reading Time: 1 minute A five-day French air traffic control strike has already triggered more than 830 flight cancellations over the first two days and, separately, Finnair has warned of considerable disruption March 10. Lobby group Airlines for Europe (A4E) said more than 400 flights were canceled March 6, followed by a further 430 flights on March 7 as […]

AirBaltic Joins Airlines for Europe

Reading Time: 2 minutes Latvian carrier airBaltic has joined Airlines for Europe (A4E), adding to the lobbying group’s growing number of carriers. A4E has been steadily gaining members since its creation in January 2016 and has been campaigning on a variety of issues affecting the airline industry, notably air traffic control (ATC) strikes, removing what it regards as unreasonable […]

The Air-Traffic System U.S. Airlines Wish They Had

Reading Time: 5 minutes Flying over the U.S.-Canadian border is like time travel for pilots. Going north to south, you leave a modern air-traffic control system run by a company and enter one run by the government struggling to catch up. Airlines, the air-traffic controllers’ union and key congressional leaders all support turning over U.S. air-traffic control services to […]

Shuster Proposes FAA Reauthorization Bill Removing ATC From FAA

Reading Time: 2 minutes US House of Representatives Transportation and Infrastructure Committee chairman Bill Shuster (R-Pennsylvania) has proposed legislation that would remove the operation and management of US air traffic control (ATC) from FAA. The centerpiece of a seven-year reauthorization of FAA proposed Feb. 3 by Shuster is the creation of a “federally chartered, fully independent, not-for-profit corporation” to […]