If it impacts how aircraft operate in the US airspace and beyond, you need to know. In the Control Tower focuses on news about air traffic management initiatives around the globe.

ATCA Tech Symposium: Bringing Innovation to Air Traffic Control

Last week, the air traffic control community came together in Atlantic City, NJ for the ATCA Tech Symposium to focus on the latest technology, research, and services driving innovation in the industry. From bolstering the workforce by encouraging more women to join...

An Evolving Air Traffic Control Landscape

With the air traffic control (ATC) community coming together this week for the ATCA Technical Symposium, Connected Aviation Today has gathered the latest news for our readers. From ATC market growth, remote air traffic control solutions, air traffic management for...

Global Satellite Security and Operations Solution Approved by FAA

Airlines are expected to be able to save $15B annually by 2035 due to digital aircraft operations, according to the London School of Economics report. The connectivity of the aviation ecosystem is changing the game for the industry, offering visibility into data from...

World ATM Congress 2019: Power in Partnership

Last week, World ATM Congress 2019 took place in Madrid and brought together air traffic management (ATM) industry leaders from across the globe. Currently the world’s largest international ATM exhibition and conference, World ATM Congress offers a platform for...

Connecting System Wide Information Management (SWIM) to the Cloud

Editor’s note: This piece was originally penned by Dave Hughes, a retired FAA employee. In this article, Hughes expands on the importance of the cloud with regards to the growing impact of the FAA’s System Wide Information Management (SWIM) system. By bringing access...

A Look Back at Cybersecurity in Aviation and the Path Ahead

One of the biggest discussions in the aviation industry this past year has centered around cybersecurity. With the aviation ecosystem becoming more connected, the sheer amount of data that passes from system to system opens the door to more vulnerabilities.  As the...

Lifting the Curtain on Small UAS Traffic Management

Editor’s Note: This piece was originally penned by John Croft, FAA NextGen Outreach Writer and Editor. In this article, Croft outlines the impact of small unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) within the National Airspace System (NAS) and highlights an upcoming FAA and NASA...

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