Why Airline Ops People and Air Traffic Controllers are Excited About Data Comm

Why Airline Ops People and Air Traffic Controllers are Excited About Data Comm

I haven’t done a post about NextGen air traffic control in awhile, but something mentioned on a panel at the Phoenix Aviation Symposium really caught my attention. It’s called Data Comm (short for, wait for it, Data Communications) and everyone on the panel was really excited about what it’s going … Read the post

Time Based Separation Goes Live At Heathrow, Should Significantly Cut Delays

Time Based Separation Goes Live At Heathrow, Should Significantly Cut Delays

If you haven’t heard of time based separation, you’re going to like this. NATS, the UK’s air traffic control service, worked with Lockheed Martin to develop this program which should dramatically improve on time performance at Heathrow on a whopping 15 percent of the days each year. It took … Read the post

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