Weekly review #161 - 3rd August

Weekly review

First up this week, ENAV, the Italian air navigation service provider, has become the first service provider to use the EAD Static and Dynamic Data (SDD) Service. It's now able to exchange aeronautical information data with EAD by using the aeronautical information exchange model (AIXM) 5.1. This major achievement for both ENAV and EUROCONTROL-EAD was completed mid-May of this year and is the outcome of a very successful project, started in April 2021.

 

In more ANSP news, Slovenia Control, the Air Navigation Service Provider (ANSP) for Slovenia, has selected Frequentis to upgrade the software of its Safety Nets for area and terminal control to provide enhanced performance, safety and alerting functionalities. The Safety Nets system, known as PRISMA-SNET, is an essential module of Frequentis Comsoft’s PRISMA Air Traffic Management (ATM) automation suite.

 

Finally, Ineco has carried out the first drone operation that has ever taken place at the Barcelona-El Prat Josep Tarradellas airport. This activity has shown how the drone radio aids calibration system works, an innovation project developed by Ineco that enables results comparable to those of a conventional flight calibration aircraft, at a lower cost and with greater flexibility.

 

If you're looking for more Radar Contact, you can find the latest episode here. This week we had the great pleasure of speaking to Andre Schenider, the CEO of Geneva Airport about his role as Board Member of ACI EUROPE, the airport's future operations and development, and more. Missed an episode? Click here to find all previous episodes. 

 

ANSP news

  • ENAV becomes first ANSP to use EAD’s Static and Dynamic Data Service for the exchange of aeronautical information - ENAV, the Italian air navigation service provider, has become the first service provider to use the EAD Static and Dynamic Data (SDD) Service. It is now therefore able to exchange aeronautical information data with EAD by using the aeronautical information exchange model (AIXM) 5.1.
  • FREQUENTIS continues voice communication system replacement for Airservices Australia under the OneSKY program - Airservices Australia has contracted Frequentis for a Bypass Voice Communication System (BVCS) to be used in the new Civil Military Air Traffic Management System (CMATS). CMATS will replace the current independent civil and military air traffic management systems with one advanced, unified system, as part of the OneSKY Program. The BVCS will be completely independent from the main VCS, providing the required resilience.
  • Why UNICEF and CANSO are joining forces to support drone pilot training in Africa - Why UNICEF and CANSO are joining forces to supporAcross the African continent, organisations successfully use drones to improve agricultural yields, reduce the risk of disasters and to deliver life-saving cargo. As drones become more common, Air Navigation Service Providers (ANSPs) have an urgent need to ensure the safety of manned and unmanned aviation and at the same time, drone pilots need to understand and respect national drone regulation.t drone pilot training in Africa - Blog - CANSO
  • Slovenia Control enhances area and terminal control performance with Frequentis software - Slovenia Control, the Air Navigation Service Provider (ANSP) for Slovenia, has selected Frequentis to upgrade the software of its Safety Nets for area and terminal control to provide enhanced performance, safety and alerting functionalities. The Safety Nets system, known as PRISMA-SNET, is an essential module of Frequentis Comsoft’s PRISMA Air Traffic Management (ATM) automation suite.

Airports news

  • Airport Collaborative Decision Making To Increase Operational Efficiency At KLIA - KL International Airport (KLIA) will be implementing Airport Collaborative Decision-Making (A-CDM) integrated system to increase operational efficiency its KLIA eco-system. The new initiative will see a collaboration between seven stakeholders at the airport including Civil Authority of Malaysia (CAAM), Malaysia Airlines (MH), AirAsia (AK), Batik Air (ID), Aerodarat, Pos Aviation and Ground Team Red (GTR).

Research and innovation

UAV and UTM