Weekly Review #224 - A €60 million grant to modernise the European sky

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First up, we're hearing about a €60 million grant to accelerate the modernisation of the European sky. The CLEAN ATM initiative was signed by Paloma Aba Garrote, Director of CINEA, Mariagrazia La Piscopia, Executive Director of the SESAR Deployment Manager, and Raúl Medina, Director General of EUROCONTROL. 

Next, there's news from Spain where ENAIRE has received proposals from 32 startups for the first edition of its Air Traffic Management Acceleration Programme. The two startups they select will receive a prize of €40,000, as well as support to implement their technologies at ENAIRE between now and March 2024.


More from Spain where SENASA has launched a project to modernise the air traffic control system for Angola. The project's aim is to transition to a surveillance system that will allow Angola's air navigation service provider ENNA to manage its flights in harmony with neighbouring countries.


And last but not least, we have another episode of our podcast Radar Contact for you. This week, we sit down with Jouhayna AlMheiri, Senior Air Traffic Control Officer and Training Instructor from the UAE, to discuss the perspective of the female Emirati ATCO.


ANSP news

Market news

  • Senasa leads an airspace renovation project for Angola - As a result of the agreement signed with the International Civil Aviation Organization, SENASA launches an ambitious project to modernize the air traffic control system for Angola. SENASA leads this project in which other cutting-edge companies of the Spanish aeronautical sector alongside participate: ALG, EAD and La Isla.

Reports and data

  • NAV CANADA reports September 2023 traffic figure - NAV CANADA announced today its traffic figure for the month of September 2023 as measured in weighted charging units for enroute, terminal and oceanic air navigation services, in comparison to the prior year.
  • HIA records 26.84% increase in passenger traffic - During the third quarter the airport witnessed active air traffic, recording 67,285 aircraft movements, which represents a noticeable increase of 24.48 percent compared to the previous year.Aircraft movements at the airport were distributed during the third quarter as follows: 22,598 aircraft movements in July, 22,909 in August and 21,778 in September.

Research and innovation