Yet for a growing number of general aviation pilots who fly in the flight levels
, there are no training or experience requirements.
By all accounts, it does not appear that the crew of the A380 did anything wrong, but rather, the ATC crew should have double-checked flight levels
and they did not.
Operators that are already fitted are gaining the benefits of improved air traffic surveillance coverage across the continent, enhanced situational awareness and an increased likelihood of obtaining their preferred flight levels
There are large, heavy commercial and military drones capable of flying in the flight levels
The award is an independent quality mark set out as an initiative from IPAF (International Powered Access Federation), which proves access hire companies provide top flight levels
For the first time since the attacks, worldwide flight levels
are even with 2001.
HEATHROW Airport is bucking the trend of declining flight levels
The N's pressure system is controlled automatically, like most Navy tactical jets: The cabin is pressurized at 8,000 feet, and the regulators maintain a fixed scale as the aircraft climbs to higher flight levels
Rannoch VP, Jon Baldwin, said: "The system coverage and placement of remote sensors will be determined by the users as the tracking function can range from the airport surface up to maximum flight levels
The move creates new flight levels
, allowing aircraft to operate on separate elevations rather than the same one.
The number of flight levels
in this space will be increased from six to 12 when the change is implemented.
The Eurocontrol programme aims to develop a system which can accurately identify total vertical errors in aircraft flight levels
above altitudes of 29,000 feet.