EUROCONTROL MUAC and Indra Launch World’s Most Advanced Controller-Pilot Communication System – Eurasia Review

EUROCONTROL MUAC and Indra Launch World's Most Advanced Controller-Pilot Communication System – Eurasia Review

EUROCONTROL MUAC (Maastricht Upper Area Control Centre), in partnership with Indra, a leading global technological engineering company for the aerospace, defense and mobility sectors, have put an advanced system into operation to allow air traffic control systems to automatically exchange data with the onboard computer of an aircraft to manage air traffic with greater efficiency, … Read more

Airline merger: Frontier sweetens offer for Spirit Airlines | Associated Press

Airline merger: Frontier sweetens offer for Spirit Airlines |  Associated Press

Frontier Airlines on Friday added more cash and a larger breakup fee to its offer to buy Spirit Airlines, and the Spirit board repeated its preference for Frontier over a rival bid by JetBlue Airways. Frontier added $2 in cash to its previous offer of $2.13 in cash and 1.9126 shares of Frontier for each … Read more

First Electric Flight Test at Amazon Air

First Electric Flight Test at Amazon Air

Beta Technologies has conducted the first flight test of an electric aircraft at facilities of online retail giant Amazon (NASDAQ: AMZN). Beta’s Alia electric prototype demonstrator departed from Amazon Air’s “superhub” at Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport (KCVG) on Thursday and flew approximately 60 nautical miles to the company’s sorting hub at Wilmington Air Park (KILN) … Read more

Airlines blame FAA for flight delays and cancellations as July 4th nears

Airlines blame FAA for flight delays and cancellations as July 4th nears

Airlines under scrutiny for widespread flight disruptions are renewing their criticism of the government agency that manages the nation’s airspace, saying that understaffing at the Federal Aviation Administration is “crippling” traffic along the East Coast. Airlines for America, which represents the largest US carriers, said Friday it wants to know FAA’s staffing plans for the … Read more

Used cooking oil from Orlando restaurants powers passenger airplanes

Used cooking oil from Orlando restaurants powers passenger airplanes

ORLANDO, Fla. – Used cooking oil collected from restaurants near Orlando-area attractions is being collected and converted into a fuel that can help fly the tourists who visit there. “We say we’re saving the world one drop of used oil at a time,” Dave Kimball said. [TRENDING: Police: Teens broke into $8M Florida mansion, held … Read more

NATO sends Putin strong message as it launches £20m search for aircraft replacement | Science | News

NATO sends Putin strong message as it launches £20m search for aircraft replacement |  Science |  News

Members of the bloc, including France, Germany, Greece, Italy, the Netherlands and the UK have pledged more than £20million to a project aimed at analyzing the future of the fleet. The pledge was announced during NATO’s Next Generation Rotorcraft Capability (NGRC) project at a NATO Defense Ministerial meeting. Member states proposing the review will determine … Read more

Multi-actor European alliance to guide transition to zero-emission aviation | News

Multi-actor European alliance to guide transition to zero-emission aviation |  News

All aspects of the European transformation to a decarbonised aviation industry will be co-ordinated through a new voluntary collaboration, the Alliance for Zero Emission Aviation, under an initiative unveiled by the European Commission. The Commission is urging representatives from the aircraft manufacturing, airline, airport and energy sectors to join regulators and certification organisations, as well … Read more