Dallas Morning News (subscription)Analysis: Fuel a big issue in air trafficUnited Press International – Jul 6, 2007The industry and the FAA itself have repeatedly warned that the current air-traffic control system was born of 1950s technology and must be completely …Air traffic system in need of overhaul Dallas Morning News (subscription)House committee passes FAA bill, legislative battles ahead ATWOnlineall 9 news articlesAnalysis: Fuel a big issue in air traffic – United Press International

Germany’s DFS Air Traffic Control agency may be privatised within …Forbes, NY – Jul 6, 2007LANGEN (Thomson Financial) – German Air Traffic Control agency Deutsche Flugsicherung GmbH (DFS) may well be privatised within the next two years, …Germany’s DFS Air Traffic Control agency may be privatised within … – Forbes

Air travel woes create demand for legislationMinneapolis Star Tribune (subscription), MN – 13 hours agoWith some justification, the airlines blame the Federal Aviation Administration for not upgrading the Air Traffic Control system to handle current demand …Air travel woes create demand for legislation – Minneapolis Star Tribune (subscription)

?Solomonic? near miss inquiry conclusion enrages radar controllersMalta Independent Online, Malta – 2 hours agoHad he done so, Air Traffic Control would have been expecting him, even in case of a transponder failure. Why has the investigator asked for further tests …?Solomonic? near miss inquiry conclusion enrages radar controllers – Malta Independent Online

EU Experts Call for Unified AirspaceForbes, NY – Jul 6, 2007Instead, the goal is to enable direct point-to-point travel with the help of a single, integrated Air Traffic Control system. Jacqueline Tammenons Bakker …EU Experts Call for Unified Airspace – Forbes

Silver State Helicopters Announces Mathias Puhlhofer Director of …Vertical Magazine (press release), Canada – Jul 3, 2007Jerry Airola, president and CEO of Silver State Helicopters, recently announced the promotion of Mathias Puhlhofer as the director of Air Traffic Control. …Silver State Helicopters Announces Mathias Puhlhofer Director of … – Vertical Magazine (press release)

Only 78 percent of U.S. flights arrived on time in May, making it the industry’s worst performance for that month since 2004.On-time arrivals worsen for airlines (Florida Today)

Dallas Morning News – More significant, the system, which relies on a network of global positioning satellites, is the backbone of an ambitious plan by federal officials to overhaul the nation’s aging Air Traffic Control system. The 1950s-era …A clearer picture of air traffic

Herald Tribune – If American travelers want domestic airlines to improve their on-time performance, they should demand that Congress pass meaningful legislation — on time — that modernizes an antiquated Air Traffic Control system. According to the Federal Aviation …Update Air Traffic Control

Forbes – Instead, the goal is to enable direct point-to-point travel with the help of a single, integrated Air Traffic Control system. Jacqueline Tammenons Bakker, chairwoman of the High Level Group, said continuing fragmentation placed an unnecessary …EU Experts Call for Unified Airspace

Japan Today – The Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport will allow only those who pass the exam, to be introduced next month, to engage in Air Traffic Control services from March 5 next year in line with a recommendation by the International Civil …Japan’s air traffic controllers to be required to take English tests

Maharashtra Social Justice Minister Chandrakant Handore’s house in suburban Chembur was submerged besides several ground floor flats as the downpour intensified with forecast of high tide in the afternoon.Heavy rain upsets normal life in Mumbai

Mumbai: Heavy rains since early hours on Saturday inundated several parts of the metropolis particularly low- lying areas and normal life was disrupted with road, suburban rail and air service thrown out of …Rain fury in Mumbai; normal life affected

NOTAM Number: FDC 7/6620 Issue Date: June 29, 2007 at 1833 UTC Type: VIP Plain Language text is not available for this NOTAM.WV TFR: 07.04.07

GURION INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT: The Medium Altitude Long Endurance Heron Unmanned Aerial Vehicle has received a Special UAS Type Permit from the Israel Civil Aviation Authority to operate in Israel airspace for …Heron UAV to Operate in Israel Airspace

Helicopter Association International has awaited the release of the House plan to reauthorize the Federal Aviation Administration for many weeks, quietly working behind the scenes in Washington to advocate for …NEW! – House FAA Reauthorization Bill Analysis

BAE Systems Land & Armaments, LP. Ground Systems Division, York, Pa., is being awarded $212,423,188 for firm-fixed-priced delivery order #0003 under previously awarded contract for the purchase of 271 Mine …Contracts for June 28, 2007