Weekly review #116 - 15th September

Weekly review

There's good news coming out of Ukraine as air traffic continues to rebound from the pandemic. The facts speak for themselves - now, there's 76% of the amount of traffic from the pre-crisis level.

Sweden is taking a lead on environmentally-friendly flying. It's recently proposed using airspace below 2900 meters. The hopes are it will create better conditions for more eco-friendly flights to Swedish airports.

SITA has announced that it will integrate the Iridium Certus satellite communication service into its United Aircraft Communications portfolio. This is a substantial development as it supports more than 19,000 aircraft in its daily operations.

There's news that August and the holiday season led to a positive upward trend for air traffic in Leipzig. With 198, 460 aircraft movements, the traffic level was around 36 percent below 2019 figures!

And, elsewhere in Germany, Frankfurt airport has reported a 63.3 percent year-on-year increase in traffic moments. We don't get bored of seeing these improvements!

Finally, we'd like to share our latest Radar Connect podcast. This week, we talk with Loic de Rancourt about SkyLab and measuring Operational Performance at CDG Airport. Here's the link so you can check it out.

ANSP news

Airports news

  • Brussels Airport and skeyes test use of drones for bird control during normal operations - Brussels Airport and skeyes continue to explore the possible uses of drones at the airport with a second series of testing days. These test days specifically focus on the use of drones for bird control at the airport, to monitor the presence of birds and to direct them away from aircraft when necessary. The tests happen in safe conditions during normal operations and will have no impact on the air traffic.

Market news

Reports and data

UAV and UTM