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On how planes are routed over the Atlantic Ocean

 

Some of my friends, family and colleagues ask me why a plane can be lost over the ocean without knowing its last position, as the Malaysia Airlines MH370 flight disaster. Looking for documentation, I’ve ran across with this great video by NATS, the British Air Navigation Service Provider company, that shows how the commercial flights are routed over the Atlantic Ocean without radar, one of the main problems that explains, to the date, how we do not know an aircraft position in real time over the ocean.

This video is very illustrative about how a flight is managed in a no radar environment scenario based in the Shanwick Oceanic Control Area (OCA) and neighborhood areas, tactical route planning, what systems support the process, air space capacity optimization, safety procedures, risks management, emergency what-if scenarios, ATC/ANSPs coordination, pilot/ATC communication, etc.

Credit: NATS

Credit: NATS

On why we are #AvGeeks 3

Following the series of On Why we are #AvGeeks today I bring you three very different videos.

The first one, a video  ”I can’t wait to 2015 for watching it”. The Invisible Highway. Narrated by Harrison Ford, directed by Brian J. Terwilliger

Aviation: The Invisible Highway (Trailer #1) from Aviation: The Invisible Highway on Vimeo.

The second one about the Oceanic Control Areas between North America and Europe. More than 2000 flights per day cross this areas. The video is produced by the Air Navigation Service Provider, NATS.

And finally, the third one is about a great spanish legacy aviation foundation. Fundación Infante de Orleans. The video is produced by www.flapstv.com

 

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