The new digital tower control room at NATS Swanwick control centre for London City Airport is due to enter full operations service in 2019.
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Digital Air Traffic Control Towers

So what exactly is a “Digital Air Traffic Control Tower”? Basically it is a manned Air Traffic Controller facility that may or may not be on the airport,. It will utilise cameras, radar, radio/telephonephone communication equipment and aircraft data to enable control of airport movements. It will in essence perform [read more]

NATS Swanwick ATC Centre
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Tough times for Air Traffic Control

As much as airlines have been hit by the Corona pandemic, the same can be said of Air Traffic Control (ATC). Income is mostly obtained from aircraft movements, it therefore follows when such movements are down so is the cash flow to ATC! This has been compounded in Europe by [read more]

ADS-B out
Engineering & Leasing

GKN Aerospace awarded STC for 737 ADS-B Out

GKN Fokker Services, part of GKN Aerospace, has been granted a Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) by EASA for its ADS-B Out modification for Boeing Next-Generation 737 aircraft. The certificate allows GKN Fokker Services to carry out the modification to ADS-B Out on Boeing 737 Next Generation aircraft ahead of the deadline [read more]