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NATS Records First Day with Zero Westbound North Atlantic Tracks


There was no fanfare or fireworks, but last Tuesday was a significant day in the history of transatlantic air travel. For the first time in decades and possibly since its inception (we’re trying to work out exactly when, but at least the 1960s) there were no westbound tracks across the North Atlantic. You might have seen my blog post last month about our intention to do away with the Organised Track Structure (OTS) across the North Atlantic on days when the current low levels of traffic allow. The aim is to understand…

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ATM, Aircraft Connectivity Making Big Difference


Great strides have been made worldwide as air navigation service providers (ANSPs) leverage several technologies to increase air traffic management efficiency both in the air and at airports. Indeed, India, Australia, Singapore, Hong Kong, Central America and the Caribbean are using Aireon’s space-based ADS-B air traffic surveillance system joining 12 other ANSPs in 37 countries. Airports Authority of India (AAI) is using Aireon successfully across Mumbai, Chennai and Kolkata’s oceanic airspaces, providing an additional layer of surveillance for the world’s third largest airspace. Read Full Article

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IAA wins CANSO Global Safety Achievement Award 2020


Amsterdam, 25 February 2021 – IAA has won the Civil Air Navigation Services Organisation (CANSO) Global Safety Achievement Award 2020 for its pioneering approach to air traffic management (ATM) safety. CANSO presented the award to IAA at the CANSO Safety Focus: 2021 Kick-Off virtual event on 25 February 2021. IAA was recognised for its use of the Aireon ALERT service to provide vital support for search and rescue personnel. Aireon ALERT is the aviation industry’s first and only free global emergency aircraft location service, operated by the IAA. ANSPs, commercial…

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