Wingly- revolution in General Aviation?

    Katarzyna Żmudzińska November 16, 2016

    authorLast month I participated in the Annual EASA Safety Conference in Bratislava. The talks focused on emerging business models and new technologies in aviation. The six panels included a wide and interesting variety of topics- including 3D printing of aircraft parts, flight automation, big data and the role of General Aviation as an incubator for new technologies. As a pilot of small airplanes and g...

    The Bank is Empty…

    Rob Sawyer October 31, 2016

    authorI recently attended the EUROCONTROL Agency Research Teams (ARTs) Airport Capacity Worksop hosted by ISDEFE in Madrid in September. The workshop caught my eye for the variety technical topics to be presented. Bob Graham, Head of Airport Research at EUROCONTROL, opened the day by discussing current issues facing airport capacity and the solutions that are being investigated within SESAR 2020.  He c...

    Reflections on a Sneak Peek

    Paul Ravenhill October 6, 2016

    authorThe process for public funding of SESAR deployment is already well established. Last week I attended the SESAR Deployment Managers “Sneak Peek” event in advance of the INEA CEF Transport 2016 call for proposals. The event clearly illustrated the maturity of the SDM processes to support the application process –  although the Call timings will once again require stakeholders to work over th...

    Where next for Remote Tower?

    Conor Mullan September 29, 2016

    authorA couple of weeks ago I had the honour of being invited by Frequentis to speak about the business case for Remote Towers as part of their webinar.  Just under 200 registrants from 119 organisations worldwide tuned in to hear Frequentis, Jane’s, Embry Riddle and myself discuss various aspects of Remote Tower.  So why did I spend the first 7 minutes of my 15 minute slot telling people what they ...

    The Airspace Classification Challenge

    Paul Ravenhill September 22, 2016

    authorIt nearly escaped my attention that that Commission Regulation (EC) No 730/2006 was repealed by the latest amendments to the Standardised European Rules of the Air (SERA). Actually the only regulatory provision, that all airspace above FL195 shall be classified as ICAO Class C airspace, has been transposed and lives on as article SERA.6001(b) but it still got me thinking, what happened to all the ...