Tower Air Navigation Service Providers (ANSPs)- aerodrome and approach, are faced with the challenges of managing growth whilst controlling expenditure, improving the environmental performance of ground and flight operations and supporting the implementation of future operational concepts for en-route airspace. We’ve written in the past about the future of airport operations, but it seems timely to also visit the topic of the future of Tower ANS in light of increased environmental pressures leading to new airspace concepts such as the stated intent of many large ANSPs to operate their airspace utilising Trajectory Based Operations (TBO).
Controlled airspace infringements caused by general aviation (GA) pilots is a fascinating topic, as it is a consistent problem in the UK’s airspace, evident as one of the most common occurring incident types.
The first scheduled commercial air service was flown in 1914 by the St. Petersburg – Tampa Airboat Line. By the mid-1950s communities in the vicinity of US airports began to complain about the level of noise
We don’t have a crystal ball or the luxury of hindsight when it comes to re-fuelling aviation but developing scenarios may help avoid some of the pit falls.