If you didn't know, London Gatwick has the honour of being the world's busiest single-runway airport.
However, that might soon change as the consultation process has begun to bring its existing Northern Runway into routine as well. By adding it the Main Runway, Gatwick's capacity could soon expand.
There's positive news as the airline industry continues its push to reduce carbon emissions. That's because Inmarsat has announced its participation in Boeing's ecoDemonstrator programme. Together, they'll trial the Iris traffic modernisation solution. This technology will improve airspace usage, and in turn, reduce emissions.
We're excited to see more signs that the aviation sector is continuing to rebound. Indeed, The Avinor Group has released its interim financial report for the 2nd quarter of 2021. The report reveals that air traffic in that period increased by an impressive 39.9 percent.
Toronto City News reports that a police drone has collided with a plane preparing to land at Buttonville Airport. The Canadian Transportation Safety Board has launched an official investigation to find out more.
Finally, we've got another podcast for you to listen to from Radar Contact. This week, we talk with Vicky Bhogal-Hunt and Paul Diestelkamp at Air Navigation Solutions Ltd (ANSL) on the topic of radar in the tower.
Reports and data
Research and innovation
UAV and UTM
Weekly Review #202 - $100 million investment in runways from the FAA
First, we have news from the US where the FAA has awarded more than $100 million to 12...
Weekly Review #201 - New terminal buildings at Kolhapur and Dallas
First up, we have news from India, with a new terminal at Kolhapur Airport that will...