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US approves $23bn arms package to UAE

News MILITARY A MASSIVE proposed sale to the United...

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Offutt bids farewell to Constant Phoenix

OFFUTT AIR Force Base, Nebraska, bid farewell to Boeing WC-135C...

Russia developing technology to integrate drones into common airspace

On December 21, 2020 the technical design stage of the Russian Unmanned aircraft system Traffic Management (RUTM1) was completed and the project team demonstrated the UAV’s onboard module and the operability of various services for UAV, including the service for automatic conflict resolution in real time.

FREQUENTIS: ATM successes for ATRiCS

With the acquisition of 51% of ATRiCS Advanced Traffic Solutions GmbH in April 2020, Frequentis followed its growth path by further expanding into the tower automation sector. ATRiCS joined the Frequentis Group shortly after the corona pandemic had brought passenger air traffic almost to a standstill but, despite the challenges, significant successes were achieved.

Pop-Up Unmanned Traffic Management Successfully Demonstrated

Altitude Angel, Unmanned Traffic Management (UTM) technology provider, Inmarsat, global mobile satellite communications, and A-techSYN, manufacturer of next generation Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs), have announced the successful conclusion of drone test flights using their jointly developed Pop-Up UTM platform.

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DRONE DELIVERIES

UAV FOCUS of goods and services are “a step closer”,...

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Tiger outruns Lynx at sea

ROTARY FOCUS THE GERMAN Bundeswehr has selected the...

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.ALL FIVE NATO

UAV FOCUS Northrop Grumman RQ-4D Phoenix Alliance Ground...

Eight ASECNA African Nations to advance aeronautical communication with FREQUENTIS Comsoft

ASECNA, the Agency for the Safety of Air Navigation in Africa and Madagascar, has selected the advanced aviation message handling system (AMHS) from Frequentis Comsoft to enhance message handling for eight African countries. 

Innov’ATM deploys UTM system in busiest European controlled airspace

Innov’ATM, the Toulouse-based ATM and UTM specialist, has been chosen by DSNA, the France’s primary Air Navigation Services Provider, as part of the U-Space Together program to implement its UAV traffic management solution on ROISSY CHARLES DE GAULLE, ORLY and 9 other general aviation airfields covering the major part of Île de France region.

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Counting on a commercial comeback

Twelve months ago, AIR International’s aviation experts presented their “considered observations about the key issues facing the industry” for 2020. Then the COVID-19 pandemic struck and all conjecture was consigned to history. Here, Mark Broadbent highlights encouraging aerospace developments as a new year dawns and the industry looks to better times

ATCA Annual Day 5 – WTF 2020?

ATCA got it right this year. This industry tends to discuss the same topics repeatedly until it feels safe branching out. 2020 was a year of branching out. The traditional ATM topics ranked low on the agenda. New topics such as drones, supersonic travel, commercial space and innovative technologies. Technologies in support of Cybersecurity, AI and machine learning to highlight key discussions. Well done ATCA.

Secure health passport launched

VST Enterprises has highlighted the dangers of using QR and bar codes

ATCA Annual Day Four – All about technology

What is the new normal? It’s not only about the way we travel, it’s also about technology. One silver lining of the pandemic is that it drove digital transformation in many organisations at a faster pace. They simply had no choice if they wanted to continue to do busines remotely.

BA launches its summer schedule for Southampton

Holiday destinations include Spain, Italy and Portugal and will begin from next May

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