Air traffic management industry is committed to keeping skies open

The air traffic management (ATM) industry is committed to offering critical air navigation services throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. This includes enabling the safe passage of vital repatriation and cargo flights through global airspace and delivery of medical support worldwide. While air traffic has reduced significantly in recent weeks due to measures taken to prevent the […]

737 Max grounding slows Latin American airline expansion

Just like elsewhere in the world, the grounding of the Boeing 737 Max has stymied airline industry growth in Latin America, a region long home to some of Seattle-based Boeing’s top customers. Those airlines are now girding for a year of slower-than-expected growth while waiting for regulators in the USA and Latin America to green-light […]

Brazil implements South America’s first remote air traffic control tower with FREQUENTIS

On October 18th Brazil successfully installed the Frequentis smartVISION solution at Santa Cruz airbase in order to enhance the way air traffic is monitored and managed. The project carried out by Brazilian Airspace Control Department – DECEA, via the Commission for Implementation of the Brazilian Air Space Control System – CISCEA, was completed in 6 […]

EasyJet takes A320neo fitted for future ATC system trial

Budget carrier EasyJet has received an Airbus A320neo equipped with FANS-C technology, enabling it to participate in an EU project to test future air traffic management (ATM) systems. EasyJet will be one of seven airlines involved in the trial of the system, which allows aircraft to share predicted 4D flight trajectory data in order to […]

GOL discloses preliminary traffic figures for February 2019

GOL Linhas Aéreas Inteligentes S.A. (NYSE: GOL and B3: GOLL4), Brazil’spremier domestic airline, announces today preliminary air traffic figures for the month of February, 2019. Comparisons refer to the same period of 2018. Highlights GOL’s domestic supply (ASK) increased by 1.3% and demand (RPK) increased by 6.9%. GOL’s domestic load factor was 82.4%, a 4.3 […]

Eurocontrol, Brazil ATC begin long-haul flight data exchange

European air traffic management (ATM) organization Eurocontrol and Brazil’s department of airspace control DECEA have begun exchanging long-haul flight data in real time in a bid to increase airspace capacity. The first time the Eurocontrol network manager (NM) confirmed the reception and processing of data from DECEA was on Nov. 21, Eurocontrol said Dec. 18. […]

IATA: Local issues in Latin America hinder air travel growth

The Latin America-Caribbean region is clearly seeing growth but is hamstrung by insufficient infrastructure and air traffic management, excessive costs and taxation. Briefing media at its Geneva headquarters, IATA executives said Latin American passenger levels were expected to double by 2034 and the air transport industry’s contribution to regional GDP has the potential to rise […]

New technologies will enable ATM organizations to safely manage growth

Air traffic management organizations should embrace new technologies to safely manage growing air traffic, the Civil Air Navigation Services Organization (CANSO) said at its annual safety conference. “With the ever-increasing growth of air traffic, and the onset of new airspace users—including unmanned aerial systems, high altitude and space vehicles, and in future supersonic jets—managing airspace […]

Ryanair profits hit by strikes and higher fuel costs

Strikes by air traffic controllers and Ryanair pilots and cabin crew have contributed to a slide in half-year profits over the summer. The airline reported a 7% fall in profits to €1.2bn (£1.06bn) for the six months to 30 September. Profits were also hit by higher fuel costs and what Michael O’Leary called «the worst […]