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2014-03-18 16:23:29

LONDON, March 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportbuyer.com just published a new market research report:US Air Traffic Management and Automatic Dependent Surveillance-broadcast (ADS-B) Technology The Next-generation ATM EnablerThe world of air traffic management is about to undergo a significant change. The traditional radar based air traffic control environment will soon be replaced by a system based on automated position and flight data reporting by the aircraft themselves. The effort...

2013-10-07 12:20:52

With VoIP capability built-in, the new radios pave the way for a networked ground communications infrastructure. SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., Oct. 7, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- General Dynamics C4 Systems received the first production order from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for new software-defined, Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) CM-300/350 UHF and VHF air traffic control (ATC) radios, related accessories and training materials. The $25 million order will begin a new chapter in...

2013-09-04 12:20:29

Software-defined networking radios represent a significant milestone in modernizing the National Airspace System. SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., Sept. 4, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- General Dynamics C4 Systems announced today that the new software defined CM 300/350 (V2) UHF and VHF air traffic control (ATC) radios have completed the first phase of the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) Factory Acceptance Testing program that evaluated the radios' hardware and software. These networking...

2013-07-08 23:04:39

Stormy weather in North American and French air traffic controller strike depress on-time performance in June. Portland, OR (PRWEB) July 08, 2013 FlightStats, Inc., the leader in global flight and airport information services, has released the June 2013 Airline and Airport On-time Performance Report. The report covers airlines and airports in the following regions: Major International, North America, Europe and Asia. Get the full FlightStats On-time Performance Report June 2013. Major...

2012-03-20 22:20:06

WHITELEY, England, March 21, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Today NATS, the UK's leading air traffic services provider and a global supplier of aviation solutions, released its 2012 Corporate Responsibility report which outlines NATS' commitment to driving the sustainable aviation agenda in the UK. The report, which is the third Corporate Responsibility report since 2008, chronicles the progress NATS has made since becoming the first air traffic management company in the world to...

2011-07-28 15:00:00

WASHINGTON July 28, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Below is a statement from National Air Traffic Controllers Association President Paul Rinaldi, who urged lawmakers today to immediately pass an FAA extension. Rinaldi cautioned Congress not to leave for its upcoming August recess before passing an extension to restore the jobs of 4,000 laid-off FAA employees. Of the 4,000, NATCA represents nearly 1,200 from its Engineers and Architects, FAA Airports Division and Aviation Technical...

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2011-04-26 07:25:00

There have been several reports in recent weeks of air traffic controllers falling asleep on the job. There are only two people who handle the task of giving directions to planes.  These people experience irregular shifts that can lead to extreme fatigue, although the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) requires air traffic controllers to have at least 8 hours of time between shifts for sleep.  It is not uncommon for a controller to work from 7 a.m. until 3 p.m. and then be back...

2011-04-16 15:03:00

WASHINGTON, April 16, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- "NATCA stands in full support of the FAA's immediate steps both today and last week to address the recent incidents, including last night's episode at Miami Air Route Traffic Control Center. NATCA and the FAA are in agreement that fatigue and scheduling must be addressed and I applaud and thank Administrator Babbitt for taking quick and decisive action today to address a large part of the problem and implement immediate steps. "This...

2011-03-24 12:23:00

WASHINGTON, March 24, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- National Air Traffic Controllers Association President Paul Rinaldi issued the following statement stressing the need for safe staffing of front-line, fully certified air traffic controllers on all shifts, particularly the midnight (overnight) shifts, in the wake of Wednesday morning's incident at DCA Tower (Washington National Airport). "During the incident at DCA on the midnight shift Wednesday morning, there was one FAA supervisor on...

2010-06-28 07:30:00

EAST SYRACUSE, N.Y., June 28 /PRNewswire/ -- Sensis Corporation's surface multilateration system at London Stansted Airport is now operational. NATS air traffic controllers at Stansted are using the system's high-accuracy surveillance to monitor the movement of aircraft and vehicles on the airport's runways, taxiways and stand areas to increase the safety and efficiency of the airport's surface. "Controllers at Stansted now have the same surveillance capabilities as Heathrow and Gatwick...