Australia’s air navigation services provider, Airservices Australia, will install 13 new Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) ground stations starting next year to enhance its coverage of satellite-based air traffic surveillance in Australian airspace.
Singapore-based low-cost carrier (LCC) Tigerair Group reported an after-tax loss of SGD65.2 million ($52.6 million) for the quarter ended 30 June 2014 (1Q FY15), deepening the SGD32.8 million loss reported for the year-ago period (1Q FY14).
In a break with tradition that could signal a ramping up of competition between European air navigation service providers (ANSPs), London Gatwick Airport has awarded a 10-year contract for the provision of tower services at the airport to German ANSP Deutsche Flugsicherung (DFS).
Eurocontrol DG Frank Brenner is calling on the region’s air navigation service providers (ANSPs) to work harder at “deconstructing the air traffic management (ATM) monolith and seeing what services might be provided under market conditions.”
The Association of European Airlines (AEA) has signed a strategic partnership agreement with UK air navigation services provider NATS to explore ways of driving progress toward implementation of the Single European Sky (SES) and delivering additional savings for airlines in Europe.
UK-based low-cost carrier (LCC) EasyJet has welcomed a deal between Nicarnica Aviation and Elbit Systems to put the Airborne Volcanic Object Identifier and Detector (AVOID)-based ash detection technology into production.
Airbus has teamed up with British Airways, London Heathrow Airport (LHR), and UK air navigation services provider NATS to study and develop operational procedures to reduce the number of people affected by noise at the airport.
Philippine low-cost carrier (LCC) Cebu Pacific will operate direct flights from Manila to Sydney, Australia and Kuwait in September, to serve Filipino expatriates and open more opportunities for tourism.
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