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Tag Archives: Air Traffic Control

Airport Slots

By Dr. P.P.C. Haanappel, Emeritus Professor of Air and Space Law, Consultant Regularly, Aeropolitical Updates reports on airport slot developments throughout the world. “Slots” is a complex subject. The following is an attempt to systemize the matter, at least legally. Airport slots and other slots An airport slot is an arrival or departure (runway) time allotted to a particular airline at a particular airport, for a particular season (summer or winter). It …

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ICAO sending team to India to review if ATCO oversight is being met

Two months after it audited India’s aviation sector, the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) is once again sending a team back to examine whether the oversight requirement of air traffic controllers (ATCO) is being complied with. The move comes after the ICAO audited Indian aviation under its universal safety oversight audit program back in November. The audit inspected areas of personnel licensing, airworthiness, operations, legislation and organization of aviation agencies. …

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Nepal: Civil Aviation Bill sent to Law Ministry for review

The Tourism Ministry has forwarded a draft of the Integrated Civil Aviation Bill to the Law Ministry for its inputs, almost a year after a government committee wrote it. The proposal wants to split the Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal (CAAN) into two separate entities: regulator and service provider. Alok Chandra Shrestha, Chief of the Tourism Ministry’s legal division, said that the draft was directed to the Law Ministry last …

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India looking to set up remote air traffic control towers in regional airports

India is weighing the possibility of erecting remote air traffic control (ATC) towers to lessen expenses and hurdle labor shortages at a time when Prime Minister Narendra Modi is looking at establishing dozens of regional airports to boost air travel. The benefit of remote monitoring lets traditional concrete control towers be replaced by dozens of high resolution, infrared cameras that surround runways, which feed live images to screens in buildings …

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Ryanair pushes for NATS not to raise prices

Low-cost airline giant Ryanair has appealed to the company behind the air traffic control at 14 of UK’s airports not to implement a price hike after it was warned by regulators. The Civil Aviation Authority has launched an investigation on NATS – the air traffic control company – after receiving complaints from Ryanaur and Stansted airport that the latter had “discriminated against” traffic landing at the airport because of pressing …

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US Airline lobbying reaches new heights

Airline lobbying has skyrocketed in the middle of a fierce congressional debate over whether or not an aviation bill should contain updated passenger rights or privatize air traffic control. According to disclosure forms filed this month, federal lobbying expenditure from Airlines for America – the trade group that represents most of the nation’s major airlines – has reached more than $2 million during the months of April, May and June, …

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House committee green lights FAA bill privatizing US air traffic control

The House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure on Tuesday has ratified a six-year Federal Aviation Administration bill that would privatize the United States air traffic control (ATC) system. The day also saw another development as the committee passed amendments that would place minimum standards on aircraft seat configurations and would advocate labor standards for European airlines entering the U.S. market. Plus, there’s a provision to repeal the full-fare advertising rule …

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US President’s air traffic control privatization to face opposition in Congress

United States President Donald Trump’s plans to privatize the country’s air traffic control system are expected to face an uphill battle in Congress. Trump introduced the plan last week, saying that it would make travel easier and less expensive for Americans. The plan includes creating a nonprofit organization to run air traffic control at the nation’s airports, removing the responsibility away from the Federal Aviation Administration. The plan takes after …

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Privatized air traffic control plan could fly right

By The editorial board http://www.newsday.com/opinion/editorial/privatized-air-traffic-control-plan-could-fly-right-1.13726616 When it comes to deciding who should run what between the federal government and private industry, it’s best to split up the tasks based on who is generally good at each. That’s very much the case with the air traffic control system of the United States, which President Donald Trump wants to make a private, nonprofit entity as part of his larger infrastructure plan. The system employs …

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US President Donald Trump lobbies for air traffic control privatization plan

US President Donald Trump urged Congress to approve a privatization plan that would rejuvenate the country’s antiquated air traffic control system and increase safety as well reduce waiting times for passengers. Trump noted that the air traffic control needed to be independent from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), something that airlines have wanted for years. However, opposition parties argued that putting this amount of power into the hands of airlines …

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