First up, DFS Group is set to build a Remote Tower Centre for two German airports, as part of their partnership with the Frequentis Group. They'll be constructed at Braunschweig-Wolfsburg and Emden in northern Germany. The build is an important part of Lower Saxony’s digital strategy, the so-called “Masterplan Digitalisation”.
Next, an official delegation of top management of M-NAV, ANSP of North Macedonia, visited the headquarters of ERA as a follow up to the meeting held at World ATM Congress in Madrid last year. The main topics were the latest technological novelties in ERA's portfolio of passive surveillance systems and possible cooperation, which might lead to improvement of the airspace coverage of the Balkan country.
In reports and data news, IATA has predicted the return of air operations to pre-pandemic level by 2023. International air operations will be returned to or even exceed the pre-pandemic level, despite China's closed market. This forecast was made by the Director General of the International Air Transport Association (IATA) William Walsh.
Finally, according to the latest report published by Drone Industry Insights, Australia, Belgium and Norway top the list of countries most prepared for drone regulation and applications. The Drone Regulation Report 2022 is a comprehensive overview and analysis of global drone regulations as well as their impact on the drone industry.
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- DFS Group to build Remote Tower Centre for two German airports in partnership with the Frequentis Group - The airports at Braunschweig-Wolfsburg and Emden in northern Germany have commissioned DFS Aviation Services and FREQUENTIS DFS AEROSENSE to construct a Remote Tower Centre.
- Airports, airlines and ANSPs urged to reunite and explore ways to sustain growth - Ibrahim Ahli, Deputy CEO of Dubai Air Navigation Services has called upon international air navigation service providers, airports and airlines to reunite and explore ways to stay resilient in the post-pandemic era.
- Altitude Angel to expedite and expand rollout of UK’s most comprehensive private ADS-B sensor network - Altitude Angel has today announced it is to accelerate and expand its planned deployment of aviation-grade ADS-B sensors to create the most comprehensive private, secure, and trusted source of ADS-B in the UK.
- ICAO and MEVA III extend satellite services with FREQUENTIS - Frequentis to operate Central America and Caribbean satellite network for additional three-year period.
- Changes in Natal puts Saipher ATCin 100% of airports in Brazil - The tower of the International Airport of Natal, Governador Aluízio Alves, has just updated its system. The former NOVA 9000 EFS system gave way to TATIC 2.0 to modernize operations at the airfield. With this, the entire Brazilian territory now has Saipher ATC systems in the control towers in operation in the country.
- ERA welcomed the representatives of M-NAV, ANSP of North Macedonia - An official delegation of top management of M-NAV, Air Navigation Service Provider of Northern Macedonia, visited HQ of ERA company as a follow up to the meeting held at World ATM Congress in Madrid last year. The main topics were latest technological novelties in ERA portfolio of passive surveillance systems and possible cooperation, which might lead to improvement of the airspace coverage of this Balkan country.
Reports and data
- IATA has predicted the return of air operations to pre-pandemic level by 2023 - International air operations will be returned to or even exceed the pre-pandemic level by 2023, despite the China's closed market.
Research and innovation
- SESAR partners demonstrate new dual use of wind sensors at airports - SESAR partners working on an information service to help manage wake turbulence separation between aircraft have discovered the possible dual use of Doppler Lidar sensors to monitor wake vortices, in addition to their initial purpose of measuring upper wind conditions. The discovery was made by SESAR 3 JU founding member, Leonardo, during tests carried out within the framework of the AART project.
- Remote Tower’s coming home – DLR and DAS embark on joint research activities in the field of remote airport monitoring in Braunschweig - In order to further improve and expand the remote tower technology, DLR and DAS have agreed to set up a joint “Research and Development Cluster” in Braunschweig. The Remote Tower concept was developed 20 years ago at DLR in Braunschweig.
UAV and UTM
- SESAR INVIRCAT research publishes strategies on IFR RPAS operations in the TMA - Unmanned airspace - The SESAR INVIRCAT research project has published a report on Strategies on IFR Remotely Piloted Aerial Systems Operations in the Terminal Manoeuvring Area. It presents alternatives and effects of the reference architecture and various alternatives of infrastructure, systems and sub-systems identified in the course of the INVIRCAT project.
- Drone regulation report identifies top countries ready for drone operations - Unmanned airspace - Australia, Belgium and Norway top the list of countries most prepared for drone regulation and applications according to the latest report published by Drone Industry Insights. The Drone Regulation Report 2022 is a comprehensive overview and analysis of global drone regulations as well as their impact on the drone industry.