Entries by Brian Sullivan

Air Force plans new cyber AFSC to defend weapons systems

Maj. Victor Wadsley, 961st Airborne Air Control Squadron pilot, checks gauges on an E-3 Sentry March 28, 2017, over the Pacific Ocean. The radar and computer subsystems in the Sentry can gather and present broad and detailed battlefield information. Mission defense teams aim to safeguard the cybersecurity of weapon systems such as the E-3, and […]

Airbus to Showcase ‘Future of Flight’ at Dubai Airshow 2019

The Dubai Airshow is an important platform for Airbus to highlight its best-in-class products and innovative services to customers. AIRBUS At the Dubai Airshow, which runs from Nov. 17-21 Airbus will showcase its wide range of innovative technologies, products and services from market leading commercial and military aircraft to helicopters and space systems. The Dubai […]

How aerial firefighters attack wildfires with air tankers, Broncos, and Super Hueys

By KURT SNIBBE | [email protected] | Orange County Register PUBLISHED: November 1, 2019 at 4:23 pm | UPDATED: November 1, 2019 at 5:04 pm If air-traffic controller is one of the most stressful jobs and firefighting is one of the most dangerous, then you get an idea of what it’s like to be an air tactical group supervisor. Aircraft that douse flames […]

Navy demonstrates new shipboard air traffic radar at Webster Field

Naval Air Warfare Center, Webster Outlying Field, MD – November 1, 2019 – The Navy demonstrated its new Shipboard Air Traffic Radar, AN/SPN-50, for the first time October 23, 2019 at Webster Field in St. Inigoes, Maryland. The AN/SPN-50 , which is currently in the engineering and manufacturing development (EMD) phase, is scheduled for a production […]

How a control tower works: Moving planes on the ground

As passengers, we board the plane, get seated and play with our smartphones, patiently waiting for that moment when the plane pushes back. However, behind the scenes, there’s a lot of coordination with planes from around the world landing, departing, taxiing and just about to push back. I recently visited the Los Angeles (LAX) control […]

Midwest ATC Wins President’s Citation of Merit Award from ATCA

Midwest ATC’s team at Bagram Air Base, Afghanistan, was recently awarded the President’s Citation of Merit Award from the Air Traffic Control Association.   Midwest ATC Team Bagram serves the United States and NATO coalition forces under Operation Freedom’s Sentinel and Operation Resolute Support in a 24/365 combat environment. Our team members respond quickly to the […]

Best Airport/Transit/Award of Merit Excellence in Safety: Ellington Airport Air Traffic Control Tower and Utility Building

Ellington Airport Air Traffic Control Tower and Utility Building Houston Best Project and Award of Merit, Safety Owner: Houston Airport System Lead Design Firm/Civil Engineer/Structural Engineer: AECOM General Contractor: Clark Construction Group LLC MEP Engineer: VoltAir Consulting Engineers Structural Engineer for Utility Building: Concept Engineers Inc. An innovative plan for erecting structural steel improved safety, […]