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U.K. and European Governments Defer ATC Charges for Airlines

The U.K. government has supported action by European authorities to allow airlines to defer the payment of charges for air navigation services. This will include charges for both the U.K. and European airspace being deferred for up to 14 months for the period between February to May 2020. According to the U.K. government’s official website, in February alone the top ten airlines in the U.K. would have paid a total of £47.2 million ($58.8 million) in charges for operating within…

Taoyuan Airport Opens New Control Tower

Taiwan's Taoyuan Airport unveiled its new control tower earlier this week in time for the airport's 40th anniversary, representing an important milestone as the airport moves toward becoming a so-called "smart airport" of the future. According to Taiwan's transportation minister, Chia-lung Lin, the new control tower will help boost the…

A Visit to Heathrow Tower Ahead of National Aviation Day

It stands 87-metres (285 ft) above the ground and is easily one of the most recognizable air traffic control towers in the world. As far as aviation security goes, it is one of the most secure buildings in the United Kingdom, where access is very restricted and only a select…

A Laymans Guide to En Route Weather During Thunderstorm Season

Editor's Note: This story originally appeared on 58aviation.com. Foreword to ATCs and Aircrews:  This article is meant for the flying public who may not know what goes on behind the scenes.  The explanations are a quick and remedial way of showing what we do. Today marked the beginning of thunderstorm season…