Aireon system goes live – trial operations begin over the North Atlantic marking new chapter in aviation history

For the first time, air traffic controllers now have real-time data on the position of planes anywhere in the world, including previously un-surveilled airspace. Effective today (2 April), Aireon, the first ever real-time, global air traffic surveillance system, is fully operational and in trial use over the North Atlantic. This announcement marks a historic milestone for the aviation industry— ushering in a new era of safety and efficiency that will …

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Top Award for GE Caledonian Apprentice

GE Caledonian’s Modern Apprentice Fraser Wallace had a double reason to celebrate at the recent Scottish Apprenticeship Awards 2018. Winning the trophy for Foundation Apprentice of the Year, Fraser then went on to clinch the top award of the night, Scottish Apprentice of the Year 2018, at the ceremony in Perth Concert Hall. Fraser, who received the second trophy from Deputy First Minister John Swinney, commented: “It feels amazing to …

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Prestwick Aerospace strengthened with new manager appointment

As part of a two-year support package, South Ayrshire Council and the national economic development agency, Scottish Enterprise, have approved £250,000 to develop the Prestwick Aerospace sector, as part of work being delivered by the Prestwick Aerospace partnership, with key partner Glasgow Prestwick Airport (GPA). The money will help to pay for a comprehensive development programme, including infrastructure, business development, energy reduction and supply chain development. Once in place, the …

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