Weekly review #158 - 13th July

Weekly review

First up this week, Indra are looking to strengthen its global leadership in simulation with the acquisition of Simumak, a company specialized in new generation training solutions. The acquisition allows Indra to strengthen its capabilities in the increasingly relevant field of tactical training simulation and complete its high value-added product and service offer, which covers end-to-end customer needs with the highest demands and at lowest cost.

 

Next up, Lithuanian Airports rank among the European leaders in passenger growth. In the first half of this year, Lithuanian Airports operated more than 2.3 million passengers, 24,000 flights, and transported about 9.9 thousand tonnes of cargo. Aviation experts say that the current trends can be described as a period of growth rather than recovery.

 

In other news, EUROCONTROL and Türkiye successfully completed the largest-ever European airspace simulation. The Free Route Airspace project aims to deliver significant operational and environmental benefits. EUROCONTROL worked intensively with Türkiye over a 9-month period to design and conduct an enormously complex airspace simulation at our Innovation Hub in Brétigny.

 

Finally, controllers participating in a recent SESAR validation campaign in Geneva have responded enthusiastically to the introduction of technology that will allow them to have a more accurate view of air traffic. Led by Skyguide and skysoft-ATM in cooperation with Airbus Defence and Space, the real-time simulations were conducted within the context of the SESAR Horizon 2020 4DSkyways project addressing trajectory-based operations (TBO).

 

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  • Controllers give thumbs-up to more accurate trajectory data - SESAR JU - Controllers participating in a recent SESAR validation campaign in Geneva have responded enthusiastically to the introduction of technology that will allow them to have a more accurate view of air traffic.
  • A summer of urban air mobility demonstrations - SESAR JU - SESAR’s AMU-Led U-space very large-scale demonstration is planning a campaign of UAM demonstration flights in the Netherlands, Spain and the UK over the course of the summer months. The aim is to demonstrate the feasibility of efficient data exchange in real-time between drones, their remote pilots and the air traffic management system.
  • NATS focuses on technology - During WATMC, ATM Magazine spoke with Andy Taylor, Chief Solutions Officer from NATS about the need to focus on technology for the future. Digital towers, artificial intelligence, intelligent approach and how we minimise environmental impact were all topics of exchange.
  • Managing rising demand to fly, in difficult circumstances - EUROCONTROL - The European aviation network is almost back to pre-pandemic numbers, but this summer presents many additional challenges. Find out how the EUROCONTROL Network Manager tackles these challenges!

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