DOD aiming to lift restrictions on unmanned flights in US airspace

The department is working with the FAA to develop tracking and collision-avoidance technologies to enable more domestic unmanned flights.

Congress approves shift to GPS air traffic control

Airplane arrivals at major airports could get a huge technological boost from Global Positioning System navigation thanks to a bill passed by Congress.

iPads coming soon to a cockpit near you

American Airlines has won approval from the Federal Aviation Administration for its pilots to use iPads in the cockpit beginning Dec. 16.

Proposed 4G network threatens vital GPS services, Congress told

LightSquared's broadband signals would disrupt consumer apps and federal programs and could set back the FAA's air traffic control project by 10 years, according to testimony to a House committee.

Oklahoma high on UAV testing

A strip of airspace in Oklahoma might become a test zone for unmanned aerial vehicles in which commercial developers could routinely fly UAVs at high altitudes.

World IPv6 Day: Will users feel the stress of the test?

VA, FAA and Commerce are among the agencies that will be leading the way June 8 in a worldwide test of the next-generation Internet Protocols. If all goes right, you won't notice. But what happens if it doesn't?

NextGen air traffic control plan moves ahead despite uncertain funding forecast

Funding is a concern for the Federal Aviation Administration’s NextGen system, but the program enjoys momentum for now.

Pilots warned that DOD tests will disrupt GPS signals

The Federal Aviation Administration issued a Notice To Airmen advisory about GPS disruption on the East and West coasts because of testing being done by the Defense Department. What about handheld GPS receivers?

How to prove the value of service-oriented architecture

Service-oriented architecture is an abstract concept that agency leaders often don't fully understand. Here's a real-life example of proving its value.

Agency data management plan doesn’t fly, GAO says

The FAA is preparing to use more data in its risk management, but the efforts fall short, a new report says.

Air traffic control architecture taxis down the runway

The FAA is using a service-oriented architecture to enhance the sharing of air traffic information thorugh its next-generation System Wide Information Management program.

Online knowledge management tool keeps FAA inspectors on same page

Federal Aviation Administration air facility inspectors centralize their information in an online resource library.

How FAA left the high-risk list behind

Enterprise architecture helped the FAA get off of the Government Accountability Office's high-risk list and has improved the prospects for transitioning to the Next Generation Air Transportation System.

FAA, IBM set sights on real-time network security

An IBM streaming analytics engine would be the heart of an intelligent system that could recognize online attacks in real time and thwart them before they are launched.

General Dynamics rings up $228M telephony award

General Dynamics Corp. will modernize the Federal Aviation Administration’s Administrative Voice Enterprise Services program, known as FAVES, under a single-award contract valued at $228 million over 10 years.

Independent panel to review FAA system outage

An independent panel of experts will review a four-hour outage that occurred in the FAA Telecommunications Infrastructure in November that resulted in flight delays.

FAA computer failure reflects growing burden on systems

The Federal Aviation Administration is racing to upgrade its computer systems while the demand on its existing capabilities continues to increase.