First up this week, HENSOLDT is looking to modernise the air traffic control systems of Austro Control. Schwechat Airport, Vienna, successfully accepted a combined primary and secondary radar of the ASR-NG type after thorough on-site tests. "Our ASR-NG offers the greatest possible safety for air travellers by combining primary and secondary radar," said Nicolas Debove, Head of Air Traffic Control at HENSOLDT." It enables reliable detection even of small aircraft that do not identify themselves by transponder signals, even in the 'radar shadow' of wind farms."
Next up, Tanzania Civil Aviation Authority (TCAA) has signed a contract with Jotron for the procurement of Very High Frequency (VHF) radio communication systems to be installed at more than 30 sites across Tanzania. These radio systems will be part of the planned continued improvement of VHF voice radio communication within Dar es Salaam Flight Information Region (DAR FIR) by replacing VHF relay stations and installing Area Control Centre (ACC), Approach and Tower backup for Dar es Salaam together with all ancillary equipment.
In other news, ONUR will provide its state-of-the-art IP based OCS-NG4000 Voice Communication System and ORS-IP2000 Voice Recording & Replay System to Çukurova Regional Airport whose forecasted capacity is to be 12 million passengers annually. With more than 400 fielded VCS/VRS systems globally, ONUR is one of the most innovative and dynamic members of the air traffic management community.
Finally, the 32nd EUROCONTROL Data Snapshot shows how continuous descent operations can help improve vertical flight efficiency, reducing CO2 emissions as well as noise levels near airports. EUROCONTROL supports stakeholders to improve operations in order to further reduce vertical inefficiencies around airports where possible and to maintain improved performance levels as traffic recovers.
- HENSOLDT modernises Austrian air traffic control system - HENSOLDT is modernising the air traffic control systems of Austro Control. A combined primary and secondary radar of the type ASR-NG was successfully accepted at Schwechat Airport, Vienna, after thorough on-site tests.
- Single European Sky: new traffic light system assesses environmental performance of air navigation services - Air Traffic Management in nine EU Member States has improved, in environmental terms, while it has declined or remained stable in 10.
- Tetra Tech to support civil aviation programme in Mexico - US-based engineering company Tetra Tech has secured a contract from the US Trade and Development Agency to facilitate a civil aviation programme in Mexico.
- ONUR install its system in Çukurova Airport - ONUR in Çukurova Airport with its next generation Voice Communication and Recording & Replay Systems.
- Milestone for CERTIUM Locate from Rohde & Schwarz - CERTIUM Locate, the direction finding system from Rohde & Schwarz, has received final acceptance from HungaroControl. In 2020, the ANSP awarded Rohde & Schwarz a contract for seven R&S DF-ATC-S direction finders in combination with a central location server to interface with the main ATM system.
- TCAA will deploy Jotron VHF radio systems in Tanzania - Tanzania Civil Aviation Authority has signed a contract with Jotron for the procurement of VHF radio communication systems to be installed at more than 30 sites across Tanzania. In addition to VHF radio systems, Jotron will also supply and install Voice Communication Systems and Jotron Ricochet Recording systems.
- European Aviation Environmental Report 2022: Sustainability crucial for long-term viability of the sector - The new European Aviation Environmental Report offers an overview of the current environmental performance of the sector.
- CANSO, NASA and the FAA discuss "Collaborating on our Future Skies" - Representatives from NASA, the FAA and the CANSO as well as leaders from organisations that are at the forefront of technology, services and innovation in unmanned aviation, are meeting in California this week to collaborate on a blueprint for future skies.
Reports and data
- EUROCONTROL Data Snapshot #32 focusing on continuous descent operations at the top 25 airports in Europe - The 32nd EUROCONTROL Data Snapshot shows how continuous descent operations can help improve vertical flight efficiency, reducing CO2 emissions as well as noise levels near airports.
- NAV CANADA reports August traffic figures - NAV CANADA announced today its traffic figures for the month of August 2022
- KIX, ITAMI, KOBE August 2022 Traffic Report - The number of international freighter aircraft movement remain at a high level, exceeding 2,000 per month, but the volume was lower than the previous year.
Research and innovation
- A Move to MARS: Safely Improving Flight Efficiency at Adjacent Airports - MITRE - Airports located close together must share airspace, which can lead to operational inefficiencies. The FAA and MITRE are exploring a way to safely improve efficiency—and help get people to their destinations faster.
- Supporting energy management for descent and approach - In this interview, Martin Gerber from the Swiss SkyLab Foundation, a technical pilot on the Airbus A320 and researcher in the SESAR project DYNCAT, describes the difficulties of energy management and how assistance systems and support functionalities can help pilots to perform descents and approaches as economically and quietly as possible.
- Climb performance monitoring for optimised climb operations - The Integrated TMA, Airport and Runway Operations (ITARO - PJ.37) project is demonstrating several solutions in the airport environment that improve efficiency both operationally as well as environmentally.
UAV and UTM
- Poland demonstrates air mobility solutions for cities throughout the EU - At the end of August, Rzeszów, southern Poland, played host to a demonstration of drone solutions that will be used by public services in cities across the European Union. Partners in the Uspace4UAM project presented their research and real-life applications that will ultimately support the development of an enabling framework for UAM for the EU.
- OneSky starts next phase of flight information management prototype project in Australia - Unmanned airspace - Australian air navigation service provider Airservices has moved onto Phase 4 of its Flight Information Management System working prototype project with OneSky that will be a central component of the country’s UTM ecosystem, according to the OneSky press release.
- GOF2.0 research project to share project outcomes with flight demonstrations 14 October 2022 - Unmanned airspace - The SESAR GOF 2.0 Integrated Urban Airspace very-large demonstration research project will present the findings and results of the Urban Air Mobility use case demonstrations that were carried out during 2021 and 2022 in Austria, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Latvia, Poland, and Sweden at Poland’s Aeroclub Poznański on 14 October 2022.
- Successful first flights of a drone beyond visual line of sight in a controlled airspace - In September 2022, the first approved flights of an BVLOS flight of a remote control pilot took place successfully in controlled airspace surrounding the airport in Brno - Tuřany. Demonstration flights took place in the controlled area of Brno airport under supervision of air traffic controllers. Their goal was to demonstrate operational, technical, economic and regulatory aspects for this type of drone operation in the current civil aviation system.