News Listings for Tijuana International

  • Tijuana airport to expand to USA in 2015

    News | 25 Nov 2013 16:52 | Edward Russell

    ​Tijuana International airport is in the midst of adding a new terminal on the US side of the Mexico-USA border, in what will be the first bi-national passenger terminal in either country.
  • Tijuana courts Asian carriers

    News | 15 Jan 2009 18:13 | Brendan Sobie

    <p>Tijuana International Airport is seeking to attract an Asian carrier as it looks to build up its trans-pacific operation to offset a drop in domestic traffic.</p><p>Tijuana,...
  • Volaris adds another Tijuana route

    News | 07 Jan 2009 19:47 | Brendan Sobie

    <p>Mexican low-cost carrier Volaris plans to launch services next month between Monterrey and Tijuana.</p><p>Volaris, which operates a fleet of 21 Airbus A320...
  • FAA conducts key wide-area augmentation system test

    News | 01 Oct 1997 00:00

    <p>The US Federal Aviation Administration successfully demonstrated the wide-area augmentation system (WAAS) in Mexico on 23 September. </p> <p>In the test, a NAVCANADA Bombardier Canadair Challenger using the WAAS was flown on approaches to Tijuana International Airport. The FAA says the flight evaluation is "the first big step" towards establishing a seamless satellite-based air navigation system across North America. </p> <p>The WAAS, under development by Hughes, is planned to be a network of ground stations which can receive, analyse and refine signals from global-positioning-system satellites and transmit air-navigation information to aircraft. </p> <p>The Challenger was flown on Category 1 approaches into the airport using signals sent by the FAA-developed National Satellite Test Bed, a forerunner of the WAAS. </p> <p>The WAAS network is planned to consist of 35 ground-reference stations, plus ground and satellite communications systems.</p>
  • FAA to test WAAS system in Mexico

    News | 22 Sep 1997 23:30 | Paul Richfield

    <BODY LINK="#0000ff" VLINK="#800080"> <P>A Canadian aircraft using a US satellite network will fly numerous approaches to a Mexican airport tomorrow, in a test of new Global Positioning System (GPS) equipment.</P> <P>The FAA-sponsored flights into Tijuana International Airport will test the FAA's Wide Area Augmentation System (WAAS), a network of ground stations the US aviation authority is now developing. WAAS will analyze and refine signals from GPS satellites in Earth orbit and will then re-transmit them for aircraft to derive very accurate three-dimensional positional information from the signals.</P> <P>The FAA is targeting a positional accuracy of 1 metre horizontally and vertically for aircraft using WAAS and the aim of the network is to let aircraft fly using more efficient flight plans and with reduced separations. This will allow more efficient use of airspace, particularly in congested terminal maneuvering areas, and will reduce air traffic control-related delays.</P>