Weekly review #176 - 23rd November

Weekly review

First up this week, EUROCONTROL and Deutsche Flugsicherung GmbH (DFS) have signed an agreement to further harmonise air navigation services in the upper airspace of Belgium, Germany, Luxembourg and the Netherlands. The agreement will see a further harmonisation of operational and technical concepts between the two centres over several steps. This harmonisation of processes, procedures and technology will lead to a seamless user experience, and an improvement in capacity, safety and environment. 

 

Next, Minister of Transport H.E. Jassim Saif Ahmed Al-Sulaiti toured the air navigation facilities and inspected Qatar Civil aviation Authority’s preparations for the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022. The minister inspected work at Hamad International Airport’s Control Tower - a facility highly equipped with advanced air navigation technologies that keep pace with universal standards. HIA is poised for excellent services during the tournament as aircraft movement is expected to exceed 1400 a day.

 

In other news, following a safety requirement from the Italian aviation regulator (ENAC), the national Air Navigation Service Provider (ENAV) asked SITTI to implement a radio override feature between the Malpensa airport and the Linate ACC. The safety requirement applies to airports with two parallel runways. It states that parallel operations can be carried out, provided a higher level management entity (the ACC) is possibly capable (e.g. in case of emergency) of taking control of the radios used at the airport.

 

Finally, ENAIRE recovered 99% of flights in October compared to the record levels of 2019. The trend in air traffic puts the number of flights managed by ENAIRE throughout Spain at practically the same level as before the pandemic. ENAIRE managed over 190,000 flights (190,810) in October, which is just 0.7% below the average for the entire network for the same month in 2019, a record year for traffic before the effects of COVID took hold in 2020.

 

Ready for a new episode of Radar Contact? This week we spoke to Josef Anschau, Chief Operating Officer at PVS aero. We talked about his professional background, procedure validation, and more. Click here to listen.

 

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  • ENAV Board of Directors: first nine months of 2022 results approved - En-route traffic and terminal traffic increased respectively by 86.6% and 86.1% in terms of service units compared to the first nine months of 2021
  • NAV CANADA reports September traffic figures - n September 2022 weighted charging units were higher on average by 38.5 percent compared to the same month in 2021. As compared to the same month in fiscal 2019, September 2022 weighted charging units were lower on average by 10.1 percent.
  • ENAIRE recovered 99% of flights in October compared to the record levels of 2019 - The trend in air traffic puts the number of flights managed by ENAIRE throughout Spain at practically the same level as before the pandemic. ENAIRE managed 190,810 flights in October, which is just 0.7% below the average for the entire network for the same month in 2019, a record year for traffic before the effects of COVID took hold in 2020.
  • NAV CANADA reports October traffic figures - In October 2022 weighted charging units were higher on average by 32.3 percent compared to the same month in 2021. As compared to the same month in fiscal 2019, October 2022 weighted charging units were lower on average by 8.2 percent.

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