In our first news story, Indra will supply an innovative landing system to Dubai aiport. The system has a special ultrawide antenna system, Normarc Ultrawide Localizer. This means the airport will be able to reduce the separation between taxiing aircraft, which in turn will boost capacity. The system is also used at Heathrow and Zurich.
There is further good news with airports continuing to increase flights year on year. At Kuwait airport, there were 48257 flights in 2021, which compares with 46062 flights in 2020. Hopefully, we will see positive growth in 2022 as well.
Aircraft noise reduction remains an ongoing subject for research and development. Recently, SESAR 3 JU members and partners of the DREAMS large-scale demonstration project performed trials using satellites to achieve precision landing. These tests were conducted at Twente Airport in Holland. With more precise landing, airports will reduce taxi time as well as aircraft noise as planes land.
Finally, in news from the world of unmanned aircraft, GUTMA has published the Position Paper that covers the EUs drone strategy 2.0. The paper is the culmination of conversations between members of the Policy Task Force which GUTMA created in 2021.
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