Weekly review #42 - April 1st

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Posted by Vincent Lambercy

Out of the hundreds of news sources we follow to produce the FoxATM Market radar and review, the main topic of the week was...

 Digitalisation COVID
I'm sure all of you got it right... beware of the red herring :) 
With many of us stuck in our home-office, it is the perfect time to introduce the FoxATM Interview: a free webinar with industry experts to discuss innovation and trends. This time, my guest is Johannes Schuster, co-founder of Aeroficial Intelligence. Join us on the 2nd of April as we will discuss airport and air traffic analytics and capacity enhancements. Attendance is free but registration is required. We look forward to seeing you there.

ANSP news

  • PANSA statement on fake information about airspace closure - The airspace over Poland is open, transit traffic over Poland is carried out all the time, and the Polish Civil Aviation Administration (ULC) and the Polish Air Navigation Services Agency (PANSA) did not receive a request from Russia for permission to fly for such a special flights.
  • DFS statement on Corona virus and new labor agreement - The spread of coronavirus is causing a steep decline in air traffic volumes. Since February, DFS, the German air navigation service provider, has initiated a number of measures to protect its employees and maintain air navigation services. A newly agreed collective agreement now enables the company to adjust staff numbers to match the current situation.
  • Airways New Zealand ATCOs volunteer to delay a salary increase - New Zealand’s 371 air traffic controllers were due to receive a 2.8% pay increase on April 1. However this will not go ahead following an offer from the Air Traffic Control Council of the New Zealand Airline Pilots Association (NZALPA), on behalf of its members, to defer the pay increase for up to a year. 
  • EUROCONTROL Network Manager stops providing the repetitive flight plan service - In November 2018, the Network Directors of Operations meeting endorsed the decision to stop providing the RPL service; this decision was subsequently confirmed by the Network Management Board. As of 27 March 2020, the service is now no longer being provided in the FIRs of the EUROCONTROL Network Manager area of operations.
  • NATS' CEO's blog on navigating the Corona crisis - Read the analysis by NATS' CEO Martin Rolfe about the situation and how NATS reacts to the Corona virus crisis.

Airports news

  • Frankfurt Airport: No Restrictions on Cargo Infrastructure - The rapid spread of the coronavirus has far-reaching implications for the global economy.Nevertheless, the transport of goods – especially airfreight – must be ensured. Frankfurt Airport, Europe’s leading air cargo hub, is still providing its cargo infrastructure in full as a way of preserving key supply chains, with empty passenger aircraft increasingly being used for this purpose.

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