ATC

News, issues, personnel, equipment and developments about air traffic management.

Nov 23, 2022 - 8:30 AM
An incorrect barometric setting on an RNAV (GPS) approach could have fatal consequences without any overt warnings to the crew.
Airport line workers servicing ITA Airways airliner
Oct 20, 2022 - 1:27 PM
Strikes scheduled for Friday among staff of Italy’s air navigation service provider extend disruptions felt during a difficult summer season in Europe.
Honeywell CPDLC en route message
Oct 13, 2022 - 11:38 AM
A September 24 notam prohibits most general and business aviation aircraft from taking part in the CPDLC en route trial due to avionics performance issues.
Oct 7, 2022 - 10:43 AM
Europe’s air navigation service providers generally failed to meet last year’s environmental targets for air traffic management, according to a new report.
A DJI Mavic Mini drone inflight at Minna, Niger state, Nigeria.
Sep 20, 2022 - 12:43 PM
The FAA has delayed requirements for unmanned aircraft systems to have remote ID systems to Dec 16, 2022.
map of  Europe outlining anticipated delays as a result of the ongoing strike by French air traffic controllers
Sep 16, 2022 - 4:15 AM
French air traffic controllers are striking over pay demands and allegations of insufficient recruitment, prompting Ryanair to repeat demands for reforms.
U.S. airports have been crowded with passengers during the peak summer period.
Sep 1, 2022 - 8:52 AM
ALPA stages nationwide picketing campaign in U.S. ahead of expected holiday travel crunch.
Aug 26, 2022 - 11:57 AM
A visual approach in a large turbine-powered aircraft can be a challenge.
Aug 25, 2022 - 11:26 AM
The FAA Safety Team issued a notice reminding operators of proper departure procedures at Teterboro, saying navigation errors have been happening.
During the 1920s, airplanes like this Airco DH.4 bomber, designed by Geoffrey de Havilland, were pressed into airline service, in this case for flights between London Croydon Airport to Paris. At that time, air traffic control consisted of red and green lights for takeoff.
Aug 17, 2022 - 4:15 PM
While the precise date for the founding of air traffic control services remains in dispute, the period of 1920-1922 is when ATC began.