There’s great news coming out of Lithuania. Last month, Oro Navigacija handled 18.4 thousand flights - that’s an increase of one and a half times the air traffic compared to the same period in 2020. This upturn has already shown a positive impact on financial records.
We’re hearing good things from the UK, too. A cross-industry collaboration are working to reduce aviation’s carbon footprint with the ‘Perfect Flight’. Led by British Airways, it flew between Heathrow and Glasgow last week. The controllers at NATS were responsible for providing the most direct route.
Also in the UK, research is being carried out into the safety measures necessary for the seven proposed spaceports. It’s possible that launches could occur as early as 2022!
Innovative steps are being taken in Germany to facilitate more wind energy. DFS are developing satellite-based approach and departure procedures, meaning most radio beacons can be replaced with wind turbines. The plan is for ten beacons to be decommissioned by 2025!
DFS are in the news elsewhere, having delivered PHOENIX tower systems to two new airports in Azerbaijan. In the city of Fuzuli, the first test passenger flight was successfully completed at the start of the month, with the airport scheduled to be operational by the end of the year.
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