Global positioning system GPS jamming on the rise
Feb28

Global positioning system GPS jamming on the rise

Incidences of GPS jamming and spoofing appear to be on the rise and continue to threaten the safety of global air operations, a regulator/industry workshop has concluded. According to the International Airline Transport Association (IATA) there has been an increase in reports from airlines and other civilian pilots that they have been receiving incorrect data corrupting or crashing their navigation systems. Aside from the jamming of...

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Northampton Sywell gets GNSS Instrument Approaches
Jan28

Northampton Sywell gets GNSS Instrument Approaches

The UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has approved a set of GNSS (satellite navigation) instrument approaches to Sywell airfield near Northampton. The newly-approved procedures are some of the very few GNSS instrument approaches to a UK General Aviation airfield so far approved by the CAA, which has been criticised (not least by the Minster for Transport Grant Shapps) for the slow pace of approvals of GNSS instrument approaches, with...

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