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IATA reports 28% drop in airline funds blocked by governments, but challenges persist

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has reported a 28% decrease in the amount of airline funds blocked from repatriation by governments, with the total blocked funds standing at approximately $1.8 billion at the end of April, a reduction of $708 million since December 2023. IATA reiterated its call for governments to remove all barriers

He’s back! LAX jetpack man returns, FAA to investigate

An unidentified person reportedly flying a jetpack has once again been spotted by pilots on approach to LAX at 5,000 feet, the latest in a string of mysterious appearances that began in September 2020.

London City quietly converts to virtual ATC operations

London City Airport revealed on Friday that it has quietly rolled out the use of virtual control tower technologies, with all air traffic operations being controlled remotely, 145 kilometres away. London City, the first international airport to introduce remote air traffic control operations, announced that it has successfully had the systems in place and operational

Frequentis acquires global air traffic management business in US$20m deal

Vienna-based communication and information software supplier Frequentis has purchased US company L3Harris Technologies’ Air Traffic Management business, in a US$20 million deal. The deal will see Frequentis acquire L3Harris’ Air Traffic Management (ATM) voice communication systems product line, as well as L3 Harris’ Canadian Harris ATC Solutions Unit. The agreement will also see Frequentis gain

Pilots report man in a jet pack 3,000 feet above LAX

Two pilots have reported a unique sighting flying alongside their aircraft at about 3,000 feet on approach to Los Angeles International Airport: a man in a jet pack. American Airlines flight 1997 from Philadelphia to LA was the first to report the unusual sighting, at around 6:35pm local time on Sunday. “Tower, American 1997, we

Harrison Ford under FAA investigation after LA runway incident

Harrison Ford is being investigated by the FAA after the 77-year-old crossed a runway at a Los Angeles airport against ATC instructions. An avid aviation enthusiast, Ford was flying an Aviat Husky last Friday when told to hold short of the runway at Hawthorne Airport in Los Angeles County, California. According to a statement subsequently


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