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Air Force Acquires Frequentis-Developed Air Traffic Control Systems

The U.S. Air Force tapped Austrian tech company Frequentis to provide virtual air traffic control systems by October, National Defense reported Thursday. Mark Robinson, head of air traffic management at Frequentis, said at the Avalon Airshow in Australia that the company will deliver a total of four fixed and deployable smartVISION tower systems consisting of cameras, high-fidelity monitors and surveillance technologies designed for aircraft identification.

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FAA Receives NASA Air Traffic Management Technology

The Federal Aviation Administration has received a NASA-made technology designed to decrease flight delays, fuel burn and emissions. The technology, known as the Flight Deck Interval Management or FIM, is geared to facilitate performance-based procedures in congested airspace, FAA said Friday.

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FAA’s New Committee to Establish Standards for UAV Tracking

The Federal Aviation Administration will establish a new aviation rule-making committee tasked to develop standards on how to identify and track unmanned aerial vehicles. FAA said Wednesday that panel will consist of stakeholders from the aviation community, unmanned aircraft industry, industry member organization, researchers and standards groups. The committee will help …

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NASA’s Ames Research Center to Demo Air Traffic Mgmt Simulator

NASA‘s Ames Research Center in Califonia has created a full-scale simulator designed to mimic a variety of air traffic management scenarios as part of efforts to ensure air travel safety and efficiency this holiday season. The space agency said Friday that the FutureFlight platform works to help NASA, the Federal Aviation Administration and private-sector researchers …

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FAA OKs Use of Satellite-Based Air Traffic Control Procedures Through Southern California Metroplex Project

The Federal Aviation Administration has released a record of decision for a project that seeks to replace traditional air traffic control methods with satellite-based procedures. FAA said Friday the finding of no significant impact decision on the Southern California Metroplex project comes after the agency conducted 90 public meetings and …

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FAA’s Commercial Drone Rules Take Effect

The Federal Aviation Administration‘s new regulations governing routine non-recreational use of small unmanned aerial systems went into effect Monday. FAA said Monday it created the rules formally known as Part 107 in an effort to mitigate potential risks that small UAS can pose to other aircraft, people and properties on the ground. The …

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FAA Seeks New Air Traffic Control Specialists

The Federal Aviation Administration seeks an estimated 1,400 new air traffic control specialists and will accept entry-level candidate applications for the position from Aug. 8 to 15. The new ATCS will undergo an intensive training program in their first months of employment at the FAA Academy in Oklahoma to prepare them for …

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Rep. Bill Shuster’s Air Traffic Control Privatization Bill Draws FAA Modernization Concerns

Rep. Bill Shuster (R-Pa.) has introduced a bill that seeks to privatize the U.S. air traffic control system amid what he calls “inefficient” modernization efforts by the Federal Aviation Administration, USA Today reported Wednesday. Bart Jansen writes that Shuster, chairman of the House Transportation Committee, said the proposed Aviation Innovation, Reform, …

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