First up, the Philippines looks set to get a new international airport. The new airport is being planned in Mindanao's province of Maguindanao del Norte, far from Manila, and will give travellers easier access to the country's southern islands.
Next, in news from Bulgaria, we're hearing about a new record for serviced flights. On August 6, Bulgarian air traffic controllers provided ANS to 3,715 aircraft, of which 3,451 were overflights. This puts BULATSA in 8th place in Europe in terms of air traffic workload.
From Bosnia and Herzegovina, we're hearing about advancements in tower and approach control units. Bhansa have put the CIMACT (Civil-military air traffic management coordination tool) system into operational use in Banja Luka, Mostar and Tuzla with the aim of giving air traffic controllers better situational awareness of the airspace.
And last but not least, we have another episode of our podcast Radar Contact for you. This week, we sit down with Julian Sube of Syksquitter to discuss ADS-B network and data extraction.
- ICN Fact Sheet - Multi Regional Trajectory Based Operations - FAA - As the National Airspace System and global ATM continue to evolve to Trajectory Based Operations (TBO), precise trajectory predictions will require enhancement and the expansion of current capabilities.
- BULATSA set a record for serviced flights - BULATSA set a record for serviced flights in the airspace of Bulgaria. On August 6, the Bulgarian air traffic controllers provided air navigation services to 3,715 aircraft, of which 3,451 were overflights, which is 18% more than the same period in 2019. This placed BULATSA in 8th place in Europe in terms of air traffic workload.
- BHANSA has put CIMACT system into operational use – 42 Solutions - On 31 July, 2023, BHANSA put CIMACT (Civil-military air traffic management coordination tool) system into operational use in Tower and Approach Control Units in Banja Luka, Mostar and Tuzla
- NAV CANADA ADS-B mandate comes into effect in Canadian Domestic Class A Airspace - NAV CANADA today marked the coming into force of the Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) Out Performance Requirements Mandate for aircraft flying in Canadian domestic Class A airspace.
- Philippines to get new international airport - A new international airport could rise in the Philippines in the near future, local government officials said. The location will be far from the country's capital Manila but it will give travellers from around the world direct access to the southern Philippine islands.
- CAAi delivers Safety Management training in the Kyrgyz Republic - CAA International recently concluded a comprehensive Safety Management training programme for the State Civil Aviation Agency of the Kyrgyz Republic. The training, conducted by CAAi’s safety management specialist Simon Roberts and senior technical advisor Vladimir Valionkin, took place in Bishkek during June.
- FREQUENTIS provides Airways New Zealand with airspace safety - Airways Corporation New Zealand Limited has again selected Frequentis message handling system, AIDA-NG, for the modernisation of its existing AMHS (Air traffic services Message Handling System) network.
- Is change in the air? The prospects for airspace modernisation - British Aviation Group - The biggest immediate collective project facing UK aviation is the modernisation of our airspace. The benefits are significant, the need pressing and yet the path to quick progress is not certain.
- From New York to New Airspace Designs - NATS Blog - As a result of our airspace design innovations and our global reputation, NATS was recently invited to chair the 2023 AirTOp conference. Chairing this international event in New York was a huge privilege, and an opportunity to showcase how NATS has led the use of this technology to enhance airspace design.
- International expert evaluates with Idac human factors that affect operational safety - The Dominican Institute of Civil Aviation, organized through the Higher Academy of Aeronautical Sciences a workshop called “SMS plus human factors: perfect formula for Operational Safety”, given by the international expert Víctor Manuel del Castillo, and was dedicated to guiding the technical and operational actors of the Dominican aeronautical sector on the new resources and tools applicable to prevent, mitigate and efficiently reduce the risks involved in air operations in the field of civil and commercial aviation.
Reports and data
- Macau International Airport: Passenger Traffic of MIA Recovers Steadily in July 2023 - The traffic volume of Macau International Airport (MIA) is over 551 thousand passengers and 4,000 aircraft movements in July 2023, marking a month-on-month increase of about 28% and 10%. In July, the daily average number of inbound and outbound passengers reached 17,000 with 129 daily flight movements in average.
- Aviation's summer impacted by the weather - July 2023 saw traffic 7% up on average compared with July 2022, with total flights in the month exceeding 1 million for the first time since September 2019. In fact, in around half of EUROCONTROL's Member States, traffic levels are at or above those of July 2019 – particularly in south-east Europe.
- Fraport Traffic Figures – July 2023: Frankfurt Airport Reaches Post-Pandemic Passenger Record - In July 2023 at Frankfurt International Airport, aircraft movements were up 16.1 percent year-on-year to 40,626 takeoffs and landings.
- Summer travel on the increase: more people travelled this year than last year - There were 62,027 commercial aircraft movements in July 2023. This is an increase of 4 per cent from July last year. Compared to July 2019, there has been a drop in the number of aircraft movements of 8 per cent.
Research and innovation
- Prepare for more turbulence ahead - A June 2023 research project published by the University of Reading in the United Kingdom and the American Geophysical Union revealed significant increases in clear air turbulence over the past 40 years, an ominous indication of what’s likely to come in the future.
UAV and UTM
- EASA publishes list of UAS with CE class markings aligned with category regulations - Unmanned airspace - The European Aviation Safety Agency has published on its website the list of class-marked UAS that have been made available in the single market to date in accordance with Delegated Regulation (EU) 2019/945.