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The Irish Aviation Authority has consistently and significantly outperformed the European average for air traffic management
Submitted by _control on Mon, 20/05/2013 - 16:39.
The Irish Aviation Authority has consistently and significantly outperformed the European average for air traffic management-attributable delays over the last four years, contributing just 0.001% of total European delays.
From January to April 2013, all Irish air traffic control-attributable delays were due to weather conditions. This is significant against a background of increasing air traffic at Ireland’s busiest airport, Dublin.
Key factors in the IAA’s ability to practically eliminate air traffic management-attributable delays are its commitment to employing the most up-to-date technologies and the innovative streamlining of Irish airspace. The IAA’s COOPANS air traffic management system is one of the most advanced in Europe. The system equips air traffic controllers with leading edge functionalities, while maintaining maximum levels of safety and increasing capacity to meet the demands of airlines customers.
Submitted by Giorgos on Mon, 20/05/2013 - 16:35.
Eurocontrol is set to launch an expanded programme to help Greek air traffic controllers streamline summer flights to Greece. A joint procedure between Eurocontrol, Hellenic Slot Coordination and Hellenic Civil Aviation Authority (HCAA) is being introduced to augment a programme that is already credited with cutting delays by 75%. The initiative follows huge delays on summer flights in 2010 and 2011 caused by airlines either flying without slots or not filing according to their scheduled slot, said Anthony Leggat, senior expert airport operations at Eurocontrol.
"We came up with a procedure last summer, where we worked we got the majority of the European carriers who fly to the Greek Islands," he said. "We got them to come onboard, mainly based on trust, because there was a lot of cheating going on on the system."
Submitted by 2_b_or_not on Tue, 07/05/2013 - 13:48.
A senior Emirates Group executive has lashed out at governments worldwide over what he says are “archaic” air traffic rules that cause up to 10 percent of fuel to be wasted.
Submitted by loulou on Tue, 07/05/2013 - 13:07.
The International Air Transport Association (IATA)'s operations committee has identified air traffic management capacity and efficiency improvements, along with harmonising safety regulations, as its priority areas.
RAF fighter jets scrambled to intercept passenger plane over terrorist fears after air traffic controllers fail to make contact
Submitted by loulou on Tue, 30/04/2013 - 19:51.
Two RAF fighter jets were scrambled to intercept a passenger plane over fears it had been hijacked.
Submitted by Jean46 on Tue, 30/04/2013 - 19:50.
A ground-breaking trial to fly unmanned aircaft in civilian airspace at the San Javier Air Base in Murcia in Spain has been hailed a success.
Submitted by dallas on Tue, 30/04/2013 - 19:48.
After a week of air-traffic slowdowns, the Federal Aviation Administration said on Saturday that it had suspended its employee furloughs and was returning to normal staffing levels, while President Obama sparred with Congressional Republicans over who was to blame for the delays.
The back and forth followed the approval of legislation in Congress on Friday to relieve the nation’s air traffic control system from the effects of across-the-board spending cuts. The furloughs for air traffic controllers were among the most visible consequences of the cuts, leading to widespread flight delays.
The F.A.A. said it expected the nation’s air traffic control system to be back to normal by Sunday evening. But in a reflection of the lingering partisan divide over the cuts known as sequestration, neither Mr. Obama nor Congressional Republicans moved closer to a consensus on how to minimize the broader impact.
Submitted by _control on Sat, 27/04/2013 - 11:28.
The Senate moved quickly late on Thursday to end air traffic controller furloughs that were causing widespread airline flight delays related to last month's automatic federal spending cuts.
Without any debate, the Senate unanimously passed legislation giving the Department of Transportation flexibility to use unspent funds to cover the costs of air traffic controllers and other essential employees at the Federal Aviation Administration.
The House of Representatives, which is expected to approve the measure, could take it up on Friday, capping a feverish effort by Congress to end the flight delays that were snarling traffic at major U.S. airports and angering travelers.
Some Senate aides said the measure would also give the FAA flexibility to keep open nearly 150 "contract towers" at smaller airports that are staffed by non-FAA employees who help control takeoffs and landings.
Submitted by Giorgos on Sat, 27/04/2013 - 11:27.
The newly established state-owned Indonesian Flight Navigation Service (PPNPI), also known as AirNav Indonesia, is aiming to develop the performance of air traffic controllers at Bali’s international airport, Ngurah Rai, and other major airports nationwide to ensure better safety for Indonesia’s skies.
“We [AirNav Indonesia] are expected to be fully operating by 2014. By then, we hope that we will already have a PPNPI salary standard. Thus, there will be some increases, especially for those who are currently on the lowest salaries,” president director of PPNPI, Ichwanul Idrus, said on the sidelines of the 52nd annual conference of the International Federation of Air Traffic Controllers Associations (IFATCA) in Sanu.
Submitted by dallas on Sat, 27/04/2013 - 11:24.
The sequester-related budget cuts that led the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to furlough air-traffic controllers, resulting in flight delays at virtually all major U.S. airports, has Congress and the administration pointing fingers at each other. But perhaps a more useful issue to address is why air-traffic controllers are FAA employees. There is no good reason for air traffic control and safety regulation to be under the same FAA umbrella, a setup that creates more problems than it solves.
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