air traffic control

GPS for Air Travel Came With Big Downsides: Noise, Then Lawsuits

GPS for Air Travel Came With Big Downsides: Noise, Then Lawsuits

The F.A.A. is rolling out a system that allows planes to fly closer to one another, but the roar that it creates is unbearable, people in the flight paths say.

Garmin's new nav system can emergency land small planes

Flying in a small plane is thrilling (and at least slightly terrifying) when things go as planned. It's another story when the pilot of the small plane is, for whatever reason, suddenly unable to fly

Hyundai is getting into the flying car business

Hyundai Motor Group has launched a new air mobility division aimed at developing technology for the commercialization of flying cars, the latest company to dive into the emerging industry. The

Volocopter proves its air taxi can work with air traffic control

In order for air taxis and delivery drones to succeed, they'll have to play nicely with air traffic control systems. Yesterday, a Volocopter air taxi proved it's ready to do just that. The Volocopter

Volocopter’s 2X eVTOL records a first with flight at Helsinki International Airport

The Volocopter 2X air taxi vehicle is now the first electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) craft to fly at an international airport, fully integrated into the same airspace as other commercial
The evolving airspace ecosystem

The evolving airspace ecosystem

Potential drone applications are limited only by our imaginations... and our ability to operate them safely.
FAA Allows Hobbyist Drone Pilots to Get Automated Airspace Approvals

FAA Allows Hobbyist Drone Pilots to Get Automated Airspace Approvals

Flying a drone near an airport has meant an awkward process for notification and requesting authorization. That's all changing, with the FAA opening up its automated authorization system to hobbyists

Altitude Angel launches an API for safer drone flights

Altitude Angel, a U.K. startup that provides safety, data and traffic management systems for drones, is launching a de-confliction service for drone flights — available via its developer API platform.

Alphabet's Wing introduces an air traffic control app for drones

This spring Alphabet subsidiary Wing LLC became the first drone delivery company to receive FAA certification, and the company has successfully launched drone delivery service in Australia and
Europe Still Has A Shocking Number of Flight Delays

Europe Still Has A Shocking Number of Flight Delays

There's no reason more than a fifth of all European flights should be delayed. Get it together, Europe. -Brian Sumers
Europe Faces Another Summer of Airline Delays and Cancellations

Europe Faces Another Summer of Airline Delays and Cancellations

The European Union has been trying to come to grips with the continent’s fragmented airspace for more than a decade, and it doesn’t sound like a solution is any closer. -Patrick Whyte
German Airports Suffer Delays and Cancellations Following Air Traffic Control Tech Failure

German Airports Suffer Delays and Cancellations Following Air Traffic Control Tech Failure

A software issue is restricting air traffic for some of Germany's busiest airports through Thursday.
China Asserts Its Air Safety Bona Fides After Boeing Crash

China Asserts Its Air Safety Bona Fides After Boeing Crash

Three Boeing 737 Max 8 jets sitting idle at a Shanghai airport. China was one of the first nations to order the aircraft grounded after a crash in Ethiopia.
China Asserts Its Air Safety Bona Fides After Boeing Crash

China Asserts Its Air Safety Bona Fides After Boeing Crash

Three Boeing 737 Max 8 jets sitting idle at a Shanghai airport. China was one of the first nations to order the aircraft grounded after a crash in Ethiopia.
Trump’s FAA is up against its most serious airline safety crisis yet

Trump’s FAA is up against its most serious airline safety crisis yet

The FAA hasn't had a permanent head in 14 months, since Trump suggested his personal pilot. Now the world is ignoring its advice.
Air Traffic Controllers Warn System Hasn’t Recovered Since U.S. Shutdown

Air Traffic Controllers Warn System Hasn’t Recovered Since U.S. Shutdown

The Trump Administration took a cavalier attitude during the shutdown. Many officials seemed to assume the aviation system wouldn't lose a step even though controllers and security screeners weren't
Aviation Complications Likely Spurred Move to Reopen U.S. Government

Aviation Complications Likely Spurred Move to Reopen U.S. Government

Let's say the aviation industry hadn't been affected by the government shutdown. Would President Trump have moved to reopen the government this week? Probably not. But aviation is important, and no
Shutdown Sets Off Airport Delays as F.A.A. Announces Staffing Shortages

Shutdown Sets Off Airport Delays as F.A.A. Announces Staffing Shortages

On Friday, New York’s La Guardia Airport was temporarily closed off to arriving flights.
Shutdown Sets Off Airport Delays as F.A.A. Announces Staffing Shortages

Shutdown Sets Off Airport Delays as F.A.A. Announces Staffing Shortages

On Friday, New York’s La Guardia Airport was temporarily closed off to arriving flights.
Shutdown Sets Off Airport Delays as F.A.A. Announces Staffing Shortages

Shutdown Sets Off Airport Delays as F.A.A. Announces Staffing Shortages

On Friday, New York’s La Guardia Airport was temporarily closed off to arriving flights.