First up, there is big news from the world of UTM as DroneUp has now acquired AirMap. This means that one of the most important pioneers in the industry remains in business. What's more, it suggests a future for UTM service suppliers that might work.
In Hong Kong, there is important change afoot as the existing North Runway has now been re-designated as the Centre Runway. It's a crucial part of the expansion program as the airport moves to a three-runway system.
There is more news from the Pacific as Papua New Guinea plans to level up its airspace network with Frequentis. The technical solution revolves around the vitalsphere automatic service level manager NetBroker. If you would like to learn more, you can check out this resource.
Thankfully, there are more positive trends in air traffic. Aircraft movements climbed by 125.6 percent year-on-year in Fraport (Frankfurts airport). Specifically, there were 28,882 takeoffs and landings in November 2021.
Finally, there is exciting news from Belgium as the DronePort test site installs situational awareness capability for integrating ATM and UTM. It's a key change as manned and unmanned air travel start to collaborate more closely.
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