Weekly review #51- 3 June

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Posted by Vincent Lambercy

As you can probably tell, we're very much drawn to the bright lights of innovation! This week, two calls for tender caught our eye:

-PANSA (Poland) have issued a call for tenders for a remote tower for Lublin airport. 

-DFS (Germany) have issued a call for tenders for an 'on-premise cloud' for ATM systems.

It's so promising to see that the changes towards remote towers keeps on moving forward. 

These updates came via the TED database scanning, one of a number of sources from which we curate relevant and timely information. We will soon be launching our Market Intelligence services, designed to help accelerate sales and unlock new opportunities for your business. Watch this space for more information! 

Last but not least, we published two fantastic interviews this week, Lorenzo Murzilli on the Swiss U-Space and Greg Pile on Remote ATC SimulationLorenzo is a forward leaning leader in aviation, known for his unstinting efforts in international collaboration in the field of UTM. Greg highlights the many challenges for ANSPs now and moving forward, including in the training domain.

You can visit the FoxATM interview page for more insights. 

ANSP news
  • Airservices releases review of culture - The report examines the culture of Airservices Australia specifically relating to bullying, harassment, sexual harassment, psychological welfare and inclusion. It draws on extensive qualitative and quantitative data and makes 19 detailed recommendations.

  • GACA approves GAL ANS remote ATCO basic training - ICAO 051 Basic ATC course has been accepted by the GCAA for delivery through an e-learning platform with virtual instructor-led, interactive training.

Airports news

Market news

  • AZIMUT received an FAA type certificate for MAS2700 MLAT systems - In April 2020, following successful certification tests, Azimut JSC received an FAAT-RNA-026 Type Certificate issued by the Federal Agency for Air Transport for the MAS2700 MLAT system, confirming compliance of the product specifications with the certification requirements of applicable Russian and international standards for surveillance means.

  • Chinese ATMB selects SITTI for the new VCS in Zuhai - The specification from the customer was to be able to connect at least 48 analogue radio channels, 16 VOIP ED-137 radios, more than 80 analogue telephone lines, plus a number of other interfaces, including digital E1 and ATS-QSIG. The provision also includes 9 Controller Working Positions.

  • CANSO and Metron Aviation announce new partnership to optimise air traffic operational recovery - CANSO and Metron Aviation announced an initiative to provide Metron’s commercial demand prediction tool - Horizon - complimentary to ANSPs until the end of October 2020. The enhanced information regarding traffic demand will be particularly helpful to ensure efficient management of traffic flows as travel restrictions are lifted and air traffic levels pick up again.

  • AirMap Partners with Falcon Eye Drones (FEDS) to Supply Drone Automation Solution JobSight to Construction Firms - AirMap is partnering with FEDS, the first and leading Drone-As-A-Service (DaaS) company in the Middle East, to provide its JobSight solution to construction companies across the Middle East and North Africa.

  • SITTI remote training - Along with traditional courses carried out at SITTI headquarters or at the customer’s premises, remote training is also available for technical, operational and train-the-trainer trainings.

  • Guardrec webinar on the recording ED-137 VoIP communication - The webinar on the 4th of June will address: the main challenges for the airports not using ED-137, Key advantages ED-137 provides the airport, 3 crucial elements you to consider when implementing ED-137

Context information

Research and innovation


  • Aviation plus Telecommunications – the answer to safe drone management? - The sixth and final installment of the ongoing series of webinars from The Global UTM Association (GUTMA), the connection between aviation and mobile network operators (MNOs) was the topic of the day. Four speakers addressed this, all with views from different geographic regions. The companies joining the call were TEOCO, KPN, OneSky and Telstra.

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