Newsletter June 2010

Tilting at the Windmills Wind turbines are one of the most popular renewable energy technologies. However when their intended location is close to an aerodrome, a conflict of interests may occur. Such a situation arose wh...

Civil use of unmanned systems The history of Unmanned Aircraft Systems or UAS goes as far back as the Vietnam war1. Relatively simple aircraft, so called drones, were launched and flew either in a straight line or in preset pat...

Saving Airspace Holding procedures are defined as racetrack patterns based on a holding fix. PANS-OPS1 prescribes how to design the procedures, considering nominal requirements like constant TAS (True Airspeed) an...

ATSI dusting off the ash Unless you have been out of touch with the civilized World from Wednesday 14 April onwards, the airspace closures over large parts of Europe must have caught your attention, perhaps even disturbed ...

Getting to grips with overrun risk Runway excursions (events in which an aircraft veers off or overruns the runway during takeoff or landing) are the most common type of accidents reported. Worldwide, in 2009, there were about two r...

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