Weekly review #55 - 1 July

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Posted by Vincent Lambercy

We think one of the best places for industry insights is an interview; knowledge-sharing and learning about someone else's journey gives you a good feel of what's going on out there. That's why we feature interviews on our blog, (which we update regularly) to give you a fresh perspective from an industry expert. 

This week, we have two new exclusive interviews we think you'll enjoy: 

The first is with Carole Dupré- program manager and ATM expert at EgisHere, Carole discusses the concept of ATM Data Services Provider and the Conflict Cloud Services Project. These are the first steps towards more flexibility by ANSPs and virtual centres. Her passion for aviation started as a child, watching and wondering how aircraft successfully and safely passed each other. We loved picking her brain! 

The second is with Tomasz Kłosowicz, Head of business Development at PANSA. Tomasz takes us through his career path and about PANSA in more depth - being an ANSP that not only develops products and services internally, but also brings them to market. He talks about that and other exciting innovation programmes. 

Check them out and let us know your thoughts. Is there anyone you'd like to hear from in particular?

 ANSP news


AAI completes trials for aircraft surveillance tech - India will soon make further forays into space-based technologies through an application for surveillance and safety by providing automatic and constant updates of aircraft location while flying over oceanic regions. The Airports Authority of India (AAI) has successfully completed backup trials with the space-based ADS-B, used in all aircraft, technology that allows an aircraft to automatically send its location updates via satellites to air traffic controllers.

DFS introduces RNAV approaches at four airports - On 18 June, DFS, the German air navigation service provider, introduced new area navigation procedures at four airports in the north of Germany.


Airport news


Avinor receives NOK 15 million from Innovation Norway - This week, Avinor's project, "Automated Baggage Handling", was at the top of Innovation Norway's competition for innovation partnerships. The project receives a total of NOK 15 million in funding (1.39 MEUR).

Bahrain Airport Company partners with ACI World for new virtual training course - Bahrain Airport Company (BAC) has partnered with Airports Council International (ACI) World to Implement a virtual training course that will enable Tahleeq team members to safely continue their third module of their professional development program during the COVID-19 crisis.


Market news


Commissioning of an Automated Transmitting and Receiving Centre (ATRC) in the Magnitogorsk ATS unit – AZIMUT - AZIMUT JSC jointly with Almaz-Antey JSC has successfully fulfilled a work package on equipping the Magnitogorsk ATS unit of the branch "Aeronavigatsiya Urala" (Air navigation of the Urals) with a 10-channel VHF-band transmitting and receiving centre.

ANRA, Switch and NIAS win FAA contract to trial scalable UTM services - Unmanned airspace - Switch in partnership with UTM service provider ANRA Technologies and the Nevada Institute for Autonomous Systems (NIAS), have received a contract by the US FAA to demonstrate and validate UTM technology in coordination with NIAS test site. The FAA has awarded the three organisations $848,685 towards an overall contract of $1.79 million.

RNLAF contracts Micro Nav for ATC simulator support - Micro Nav completes the relocation of the Royal Netherlands Air Force’s (RNLAF) Air Traffic Control radar and tower simulators from the Air Operations and Control Station at Nieuw Milligen to the new, purpose-built Amsterdam Schiphol East facility.


Reports and data


First signs of air traffic recovery in Italy - ENAV - Air traffic in Italy displays the first signs of recovery. Flights in the Italian airspace in June recorded a progressive increase: in the first days of June ENAV managed an average of 500 flights a day, while from the middle of the month traffic volumes increased by 45%, reaching 1,100 daily flights recorded on the days from 22 to 24 June.


Research and Innovation


Harnessing ML for Advanced Accuracy and Operational Savings: Innov’ATM Garners Additional Predictive Times Using FlightAware Foresight - Innov'Atm - FlightAware and Innov’ATM announced today the availability of FlightAware’s flight position, flight status, and FlightAware Foresight™ capabilities within Innov’ATM’s airport collaborative decision making (A-CDM) tool, AirportKeeper®. The partnership will enable Innov’ATM’s airport customers to have access to global flight tracking data within their solution to optimize accuracy and predictability of airport operations.




Cranfield Airport To Deploy Altitude Angel’s GuardianUTM Platform - Altitude Angel today announced it is to deploy its UTM technology platform at Cranfield Global Research Airport in collaboration with Cranfield Airport Operations Limited, enabling evaluation of GuardianUTM in a rich traffic environment including research institutes, students and private enterprises.

Naviair one of the key partners in the first U-space for drones in Scandinavia - Denmark will begin establishing U-Space this year following an ambitious partnership announced today between the country’s air navigation service provider, public authorities and international UAS test center. The first test flight is expected in the autumn, with plans to roll out the system to the entire country in due course.

US Army identifies top counter drone technology requirements - Unmanned airspace - The US Defense Department has approved the assessment results for currently fielded Counter-Small Unmanned Aircraft System (C-sUAS) capabilities according to a press release by the US Army. The results include eight systems which will form the basis for future investment.

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