U.S. regulators overseeing a long-term initiative to modernize national air-traffic management have developed plans and activities to ensure the system is interoperable with other similar efforts around the world, but there isn't a process to routinely identify and address potential problems.
The government solutions company is leading the integration effort that will help the agency take advantage of cloud computing services.
The upgrade to the En Route Automation Modernization system in the Leesburg, Va., facility triggered 492 delays and 476 cancelations. The system was returned to an earlier version of the software that apparently has fixed the problem.
The extension of the memorandum of cooperation that was first signed in March 2011 would expand collaboration on implementing Next Generation Air Transportation System activities and the Single European Sky ATM Research.
Federal aviation regulators said a new highly advanced computer system that will enable air traffic controllers to more safely and effectively manage high-altitude flights was recently completed.
As the Federal Aviation Administration shifts to a more advanced and networked Internet-technology based air-traffic control system, it needs to develop a comprehensive threat model to better protect computer networks against cyber threats.
The Federal Aviation Administration has requested $15.83 billion under the president's fiscal 2016 budget proposal – including almost $1 billion for Next Generation Air Transportation System, or NextGen.
The Federal Aviation Administration could have a tough time meeting its deadline for the Next Generation Air Transportation program, or NextGen – a 20-year, $40 billion initiative designed to modernize a decades-old U.S. aviation system by using satellite-based, digital technologies to make air travel safe, reliable, convenient and more predictable – according to the Transportation Department's inspector general.
A new working group comprised of the Federal Aviation Administration and aviation industry members is taking on the task of equipping avionics with next-generation technology by a mandated deadline.
Following successful tests at Boston's Logan International Airport, New York's LaGuardia Airport will be the next site to see how algorithms can improve air traffic management – by reducing the time passenger planes spend taxiing and idling.