During an accident investigation, ATC records showed an A-380 was nearby when a Challenger 604 lost control. The preliminary recommendation was that ATC needs to provide lateral separation between the A-380 and smaller aircraft.Read More
Air Traffic Controllers
Nine aviation associations jointly requested the 2018 Appropriations Bill include funding of $159 million for the fully funded and cost-share towers in the contract tower program.
The FAA brought in Wichita State’s psychology Professor Jibo He to conduct research and development on head-mounted display and wearable devices used in aviation safety applications.
With 54 of 56 planned airports now equipped with Data Comms capabilities, the FAA is close to its goal of having the rollout completed by the end of 2016. The Data Comms capabilities allow towers to send text messages to flight crews, which can cut through the sometimes dense voice radio communications between the two.
A summary of allegations of two ATCers at Boise Airport failing to respond to repeated calls. This is not the first time a controller has been caught napping.
The new Chairman and President of the Aerospace Industries of America, David Melcher, expressed “concerns” about ATC privatization. It will be interesting to see if the AIA comments impact this debate.
FAA’s press releases about the new ATC towers at McCarran International Airport and San Francisco International Airport are replete with information about greenness, interesting design features, better worker amenities and the 2nd tallest US tower. BUT NO MENTION of how they will integrate into NextGen… VERY ODD?
FAA’s Safety Mission Needs Staff Before New Space Role The Federal Aviation Administration offered to take on the task of informing commercial, civil and foreign satellite operators of possible on-orbit collisions, while leaving the Defense…
Data Comm will save billions, increase safety, improve accuracy of transmissions and create new efficiencies. 42 locations have it installed, with another 14 by the end of 2016.
FAA selected University of Oklahoma and Embry-Riddle to lead the new Air Transportation Center of Excellence for Technical Training and Human Performance (COE TTHP). This COE will conduct R&D on technical training for air traffic controllers, aviation safety inspectors, engineers, pilots and technicians.