Air Traffic Control

Irish airspace reopens after “complete radar failure”

The airspace of the Republic of Ireland has reopened after flights to and from the country’s two primary airports – Cork and Shannon – were suspended on the evening of October 2, 2018, due to a significant radar issue....


Indonesian air controller dies after helping jet escape quake

An Indonesian air traffic controller has been hailed as a hero after he guided a passenger plane into the air before jumping for his life from the control tower during an earthquake. ...


Speed bumps in the sky: minimizing turbulence

Turbulence is one of the most talked about elements of flying among passengers. But for cabin crew and pilots, it is simply part of the job and certainly not something to fear (provided you are buckled up). Here are some facts about turbulence and how to manage it, plus an interview with Qantas Airways’ Chief Technical Pilot, Alex Passerini, about what he has experienced in more than 20 years of flying....