Weekly review #113 - 25th August

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Posted by Vincent Lambercy

Travelling between cities using electric vertical take off and landing is an exciting prospect. And, hopefully, it won't be the stuff of science fiction for too long. The good news is it's one of the scenarios being explored by the SESAR GOF 2.0 demonstration project in Estonia.

There's positive news from Oro navigaciia as the number of serviced flights in July increased. Now, Lithunia is in the lead among the baltic countries!

Ports of Jersey have upgraded three end of life systems at its airport facilities so they can remain resilient and adopt digital voice technologies. Interestingly, Ports of Jersey now operates a Frequentis digital tower contingency system, the first of its kind in the British Isles. Find out more here.

In other news, Boeing and Alaska Airlines are working together to trial new components for Inmarasat's Iris air traffic management programme. The goal of the programme is to boost the sustainability and safety of air travel by testing the world's most promising technologies.

We're also happy to see further modernisation of European airspaces thanks to satellite navigation technology. Indeed, LVNL has now switched entirely to innovative satellite navigation! Check out the full article here so you can find out more and discover what the implications are.

Finally, here's another podcast from Radar Contact. This week we talk with Romain Heriche about A-CDM in the Middle East.

ANSP news

  • Crocontrol signs Cooperation Agreement with Faculty of Mechanical Engineering and Naval Architecture - The Agreement has established a framework for long-term cooperation on educational, developmental, scientific research, innovational and professional activities that can significantly contribute to the successful realization of CCL’s development plans.
  • LVNL switches entirely to satellite navigation - By introducing new virtual navigation points LVNL is today switching entirely to innovative satellite navigation. This means that aircraft will no longer navigate from and to take-off and landing runways using physical beacons on the ground, but a signal from satellites instead. This is a major step forwards by LVNL in terms of modernising Dutch airspace.

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