Weekly review #47- May 6

Weekly review

Aireon's space-based ADS-B service is an aviation game-changer that increases safety, enhances efficiency and lowers costs. Our new interview focuses on the safety aspects of their service  - How Aireon ensures a safe service delivery to their customers, with our Aireon guests - Cyriel Kronenburg, Sinéad McCloskey and Vincent Capezzuto. We cover a lot of ground including the technical aspects, the service level assurance and how current users are benefiting from this leading-edge technology. 

We've also set up a FoxATM YouTube channel for our interviews to live. You'll find our last one there with co-founder of Aeroficial Intelligence, Johannes Schuster to talk about big data and the role of artificial intelligence for airports and airspace - Airport and air traffic capacity enhancement. 

Take a look and let us know your thoughts. We're always open to new ideas and comments for our interview series. 

ANSP news

Market news

Context information

  • EUROCONTROL on COVID-19 impact on the European air traffic network - In the context of the COVID-19 pandemic, EUROCONTROL is publishing a regular comprehensive assessment of the latest traffic situation in Europe and provides a comparison to the same period in 2019.

  • Australia's efforts in reducing aviation emissions - It is no secret that flying produces CO2 emissions and the aviation industry is facing pressure to reduce them. Australia published its action plan for aviation carbon management, Managing the Carbon Footprint of Australian Aviation, in 2012. Since then, the local aviation industry has been making progress in improving emissions.

  • ACI and IATA Call for Urgent Financial Assistance to Protect Jobs and Operations - Airports Council International (ACI) World and the International Air Transport Association (IATA) have today come together to call for governments to quickly grant financial relief to assist airport operators and airlines during the unprecedented COVID-19 crisis and support the essential connectivity the industry will provide for economic recovery.

  • 1.5 billion fewer international air travellers this year according to latest ICAO forecast - ICAO issued its first complete 2020 air passenger forecast today, revealing that airlines may be faced with 1.5 billion fewer international air travellers this year. In parallel, international seat capacity could drop by almost three-quarters, resulting in a 273 billion dollar loss compared to previously expected gross operating revenues.

  • ACI’s global traffic data reveals growing impact of COVID-19 - Airports Council International (ACI) World reports that global passenger traffic declined by -10.7% in February, down from a figure of +1.9% in January, driven by the impact of the COVID-19 outbreak in the Asia-Pacific region.

Research and innovation

  • Think hosts 4th meeting of the CANSO Smart Digital Tower Taskforce - Last week Think hosted the 4th meeting of the CANSO Smart Digital Tower Taskforce (SDT TF). The meeting had originally been scheduled to take place in Bucharest over two days. However, in light of the ongoing pandemic a series of virtual meetings were held instead.

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