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 on 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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Glasgow Prestwick Airport shortlisted to become Scotland’s Heathrow Logistics Hub

Glasgow Prestwick Airport’s joint bid to become Scotland’s Heathrow Logistics Hub received a major boost after securing a place on the shortlist of nationwide potential sites – in the running to deliver Britain’s largest infrastructure project. The Airport’s bid was on a longlist of 65 potential applicants which Heathrow has whittled down to a final shortlist of 18, with four north of the border – following a visit by Heathrow …

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Spirit AeroSystems and the AFRC join forces to boost UK aerospace sector

The University of Strathclyde’s Advanced Forming Research Centre (AFRC) is teaming up with global aerospace components manufacturer, Spirit AeroSystems, to help shape the future of aircraft design and manufacture. Working together on developing innovative manufacturing technologies, the two organisations will seek to address the key challenges facing the industry to help the UK supply-chain achieve its full potential. Joining the internationally acclaimed manufacturing and engineering research centre as its latest …

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