An industry-wide group comprising airlines, airports, pilots, air traffic controllers and regulatory bodies has formed a coalition and finalised an industry position designed to protect aviation's essential radio frequencies, in preparation for the International Telecommunication Union World Radiocommunication Conference in May. Meeting in London on 9-10 March, industry associations, including the International Air Transport Association and the International Civil Aviation Organisation, initiated a long- term action plan to protect radio frequencies which are vital for aeronautical communications and satellite navigation. Mobile satellite communication operators are eyeing aeronautical frequencies (Flight International, 22-28 February).

Source: Flight International