Weekly review #166 - 14th September

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Posted by Vincent Lambercy

First up this week, New Goa International Airport successfully completed its Required Navigation Performance (RNP) procedure for both approaches of its newly built runway. This required an immense amount of groundwork in terms of planning, preparation, and testing. As such, it marks a very important milestone for the new airport.


We have more airport news, this time from the UAE. Sharjah Airport selected AERTEC to execute the initial phase of the Airport Collaborative Decision Making Centre (CDMC). The Spanish multinational will analyse how the Emirati airport manages operations and improvements, so as to propose updates or modifications that reduce response times and/or enable real-time resolution of incidents.


Next up, the EU Agency for the Space Programme (EUSPA) signed its new European Geostationary Navigation Overlay Service (EGNOS) contract with European Satellite Services Provider (ESSP). The new ten-year contract sees ESSP continuing its role as the EGNOS service provider for the Open Service and Safety of Life Service (SoL), while EUSPA will take over the responsibility of EGNOS Data Access Service (EDAS).


And in ANSP news, Airports Council International – North America (ACI-NA) released its 2021 North American Airport Traffic Summary for 268 North American airports. Key findings show that Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport remains the busiest airport in North America, while Toronto Pearson International Airport is once again Canada’s most travelled airport.


Last but not least, check out our podcast on the next generation of engineers in the US ATM industry with Hari Iyer.



ANSP news

  • EUSPA taps ESSP for EGNOS service provider role - While the exploitation of EGNOS is the responsibility of the EU Agency for the Space Programme, its services are delivered by the EGNOS service provider under a contract with EUSPA. EUSPA formally announced that it has signed its new EGNOS service provider contract with European Satellite Services Provider, a company specialising in the operations and provision of satellite-based services for critical missions such as for aviation and whose shareholders include seven leading European ANSPs.

  • One size fits all – A common unit rate for Europe? - This Think Paper takes a fresh look at: the environmental savings this could deliver; the practicality of introducing a common unit rate; the consequences that this would have on States/air navigation service providers and on airspace users.

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Context information

  • Canso Members meet at the CANSO Africa Conference in Dakar, Senegal - Air Traffic Leaders from across the continent gathered in Dakar, Senegal this week for the first in person CANSO Africa Conference in three years.

  • CANSO members meet in Africa - With air traffic predicted to double over the next 10 years, Africa remains one of the fastest-growing air transport regions in the world. CANSO's conference unites around 200 senior air traffic management delegates from the region and beyond for four days of networking, debate, analysis and insight.

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