Weekly review #145 - 13th April

Weekly review

Our first story this week is about the ongoing expansion projects taking place at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport. As the US's busiest airport, ATL has meticulously planned their expansion to maintain smooth operations while construction is underway. ATL was the world’s busiest airport from 1989 to 2020, handling more than 100 million passengers annually.

 

Next, ATNS have appointed Nozipho Portia Mdawe as their new CEO. Mdawe is the second woman to be appointed in this role within ATNS, marking a significant milestone for the company. With over twenty-eight years of professional working experience, Mdawe is a very accomplished executive.

 

In reports and data news, EUROCONTROL expects 9.3M flights in 2022. The reports predict steady growth between April and peak-summer, reaching 89% of 2019 traffic by August in our Base Scenario, with this level gently rising to end the year at 92%.

 

Finally, for UAV and UTM, DRONE FUND has officially closed its third fund after having raised a total of Japanese Yen 10.5 billion. The fund aims to create a global industrial ecosystem and solve critical social issues by investing in and supporting startups in drone and air mobility related fields.

 

In the latest edition of Radar Contact, we spoke about Artificial Intelligence in Digital Towers with Andrew Taylor from NATS.

 

 

ANSP news

  • COBRA: Cutting complexity in FABEC airspace - EUROCONTROL - Final part of DFS and EUROCONTROL MUAC’s large-spectrum airspace optimisation plan goes live
  • ATNS introduces new CEO - CANSO - Air Traffic and Navigation Services (South Africa) announced the appointment of Nozipho Portia Mdawe as its new CEO, effective from 1 April 2022. Mdawe is the second woman to be appointed in this role within ATNS, marking a significant milestone for the company.

Airports news

Market news

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Reports and data

  • EUROCONTROL expects 9.3M flights in 2022 - The latest EUROCONTROL Traffic Scenarios for the period April to December 2022 predict steady growth between April and peak-summer, reaching 89% of 2019 traffic by August in our Base Scenario, with this level gently rising to end the year at 92%.

UAV and UTM