Weekly review #124 - 10th November

Weekly review

In our first story, the DANUBE FAB governing bodies have conducted their seventeenth meeting. Together, they discussed emerging solutions to overcome economic and social damage caused by the pandemic to the aviation sector. They also started planning future collaboration projects for the FAB.

There's further collaboration taking place in Canada. Here, NAV CANADA worked with the Greater Toronto Airports Authority on a public discussion as they begin to introduce airspace enhancements around Toronto Pearson Airport. Find out more about the story here.

Thankfully, there is more positive news from Germany as air traffic volume grows again. In October, there were 208,414 flights, which is higher than the previous month, and over two-thirds of the 2019 traffic level for the same time period.

In the UK, zero-carbon aviation takes another step forward as Ferrovial Airports announces plans to deploy a network of over 25 vertiports. These will be bases for electric VTOL aircraft to operate from. It's another exciting advancement in the move toward electrification of air travel.

Finally, we would like to share another episode of Radar Contact for you to check out. In this episode, we talk with Cyriel Kronenburg about the role of TISB / FISB and ADS-B in the integration of manned and unmanned airspace users.

ANSP news

  • NAVBLUE and ENAC sign partnership to develop new solutions for the aviation of tomorrow - NAVBLUE has just consolidated its cooperation with the French Civil Aviation University, acknowledged as one of the major training organisations in the aeronautics and air transport field in Europe, by signing a partnership agreement in view of developing innovative solutions for air transport operations and services.
  • ENAIRE and Vueling create a task force to look for digital solutions to airspace management - ENAIRE and Vueling have created a task force to work on optimising flight efficiency and air management. The objective is to use technology to modernise air traffic management and to do so jointly between ENAIRE and airlines in order to make the process more efficient. The result of this partnership can also lead to new flight planning that makes flying more sustainable, the goal being to reduce CO2 emissions by 10%.
  • Seventeenth Meeting of the DANUBE FAB Governing Bodies - With a view to increasing the level of cooperation and coordination at FAB level and identifying new emerging solutions to overcome the economic and social damage caused by the COVID-19 pandemic to the aviation sector, the participants reviewed the key activities completed throughout 2021, whilst looking ahead with discussions on potential future implementation projects that could be completed collaboratively by the FAB.

Airports news

Reports and data

  • EUROCONTROL Data Snapshot #20 on recovering flights and increasing delays - Looking back over the summer months, despite en-route ATFM regulations being lower than 2019, we see that delays in total have been climbing again. Summers 2018 and 2019 were very poor for delay, with 18 & 16 minutes of delay per flight on average. Summer 2021 is lower than that but, at 10.9 minutes per flight, already close to the 2010-2017 average (12 minutes).
  • Air traffic volume in Germany continues to grow - DFS - The number of flights in German airspace rose again. With 208,414 flights, the air traffic volume in October 2021 was higher than in the previous month, coming in at more than two thirds of the 2019 traffic level.
  • Aviation traffic in October: the number of flights over Ukraine reaches almost 84% of pre-crisis levels - Aviation traffic in October: the number of flights over Ukraine reaches almost 84% of pre-crisis levels In October 2021, UkSATSE provided air navigation services to 25,090 flights, representing 83.8% of the October 2019 pre-crisis volume. Last month, the number of flights compared to the pre-crisis period was lower - 76%

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