ATC

Strike! Italian ATC walkout prompts Alitalia flight cancellations

Flights in Italy are set for disruption on September 7, with ATC planning national and local strikes....


London City Airport introduces remote ATC tower

London City Airport became the first major international airport in the world to fully implement a remote digital air traffic control tower....


France braces for strikes, 20% of flights cut

The French General Directorate of Civil Aviation required airlines to cut 20% of their flights over French territory on December 5, 2019, in anticipation of an interprofessional strike. Several airlines have already announced cancellations....


Delays rose by 100% in Europe, 2019 to be “at least as bad”

In 2018, number of flight delays increased by over 100% in the congested European airspace, when compared with 2017. IATA expects 2019 to be bring no relief and delays to remain on the same level ‒...


Germany and Austria ATC disruptions affect traffic

Here we go again? Disruptions in ATC is currently affecting traffic within the German and Austrian airspaces....


Lost in translation: Lufthansa and Cali ATC face language barrier

The language barrier between a diverted Lufthansa flight and a Cali air traffic controller led to a confusing, and potentially dangerous situation. Luckily, another pilot on an Avianca Brazil flight was here to save the day....


Trump signs five-year plan of the FAA

With a five-year financing scheme − the most extensive since the 1980s − as well as provisions related to passengers protection, air regulation and safe operation of drones, the president of the United States Donald Trump signed the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Reauthorization Act of 2018.  ...


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....