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Premium #238 – How Will Aviation Keep Up with Technological Change?

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Premium #238 – How Will Aviation Keep Up with Technological Change?






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St. Helena Implementation Flight

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St.Helena now has a real airport that can handle passenger aircraft. It’s rare in the western world to see a new airport like this open. The island used to depend on a mail ship (those of you from the colonies know what this means) so having air service is a big thing. For readers who…

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A Flight Ops Challenge – And the case for E-Taxi documented

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A Flight Ops Challenge – And the case for E-Taxi documented






E-taxi pioneers Wheeltug just released research (ground operations summary 31 Mar 2016) it undertook monitoring airport operations.  The case for adding e-taxi capabilities to aircraft has tended to focus on saving fuel burn.  But fuel burn is no longer such an important issue in cost terms, though in “green” terms cutting fuel burn is still…

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Premium #198 – Privatizing America’s ATC

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Hong Kong’s New Air Traffic Control System

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The Hong Kong government announced that the new system of air traffic control will not operate until it is shown that it is safe and reliable. At the center of the dispute, the existing radar system would have to be withdrawn in December 2012 due to “lack of capacity and limited functionality”, but air traffic…

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Expanding Heathrow – Ongoing Challenges

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The Economist reports that expanding Heathrow continues to be a struggle.  To try better understand what is at play here, we spoke with UK-based aviation consultant John Strickland of JLS Consulting. Related posts: UK to look at Thames Estuary Airport plan Heathwick? Why it was good to separate London’s airports Hong Kong’s New Air Traffic…

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