Weekly review #56 - 7 July

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Alongside providing a boutique consultancy service, one of our favourite things to do is to pick industry experts brains!

We invest time in our resources section on the website; the interview and webinar pages are packed with some really valuable discussions offering great insights. 

For example, did you know about Aviation Action? We sat down for an interview with its founder, Chris Wild, to discuss its goals of providing support to aviation professionals in need, and the opportunity for individuals and organisations to show their support to the aviation family. You can watch that interview here

Or, if you'd like to learn more about cloud-based, remote ATC training then you can catch up on our chat with Greg Pile of Micro Nav

There's a couple more to check out, let us know what you think!

You can also check out a full schedule of upcoming webinars on our dedicated page. We update it regularly. 

As ever, we'd love to hear your thoughts. Is there anyone you would love to hear from? 

 ANSP news


Drone transformation gains momentum in Poland - The drone industry, that has been growing roughly 50% year to year, is now set to develop even quicker not. On Tuesday, Polish Air Navigation Services Agency, the Ministry of Infrastructure and the Civil Aviation Authority launched a mutual drone development project worth over 61,5 mln PLN.


Airport news


Singapore Changi Airport unveils latest COVID-19 measures - Singapore Changi today announced that it has begun “transforming the passenger experience with new contactless and cleaning innovations for a safer, but yet seamless, airport journey”.


Market news


SITTI VCS to Prishtina (Kosovo) - SITTI has been awarded the supply of a brand new Voice Communication System (VCS) to be installed at Prishtina, Kosovo. The end user is the local air traffic management organization, ANSA (Air Navigation Service Agency), through a local system integrator company named TELELINK, based in the Republic of Macedonia.


Rohde & Schwarz and Voipfuture launch ATC Voice Quality Assurance (AVQA) - Rohde & Schwarz and Voipfuture announced the release of R&S AVQA, a monitoring solution for voice communications in air traffic management (ATM). The transition to IP created new market needs and opportunities, which gave rise to the collaboration between the two companies.


Indra improves navigational safety at 37 airports in India - With the new contract Indra will deliver an additional 24 instrument landing systems (ILS) and 29 guidance systems (DVOR) during a project period of three years.


Indra and LFV overcome Covid-19 to put into operation the radar that will surveil the Baltic - The travelling limitations imposed by Covid-19 are creating a new way of working in the Air Traffic market in Indra. The company, which is one of the main worldwide suppliers of systems in this market, is working remotely with the navigation service provider in Sweden, LFV, to put into operation a state-of-the-art 3D radar. This entails a difficult task that until now called for professionals to travel to the site.


Context information 


European ANSPs present their history at Chopin Airport - While the air traffic in Poland and Europe is returning, on Wednesday (July 1) an exhibition commemorating the 100th anniversary of air traffic control (ATC) was inaugurated at Warsaw Chopin Airport. This is another initiative of the Polish Air Navigation Services Agency and the largest European providers of air navigation services associated in the A6 Alliance, which is chaired by the president of PANSA Janusz Janiszewski.


The aviation industry is set to change as quickly as possible - ADP Ingénierie - In the post-COVID-19 era and with the call from people to change the way we work and live to create a greener and more eco-responsible world, the aviation sector is strongly encouraged to transform itself as quickly as possible to meet these new needs.


Research and Innovation


How innovation can support airport operations in a post-COVID world - How can innovation help airports in a post-COVID world? That is the question that members and partners in the SESAR Joint Undertaking (SESAR JU) are investigating. They are looking at solutions in the SESAR research and innovation pipeline that could help airports adapt their operations to the new normal, as well as technologies that could build resilience especially among hard-hit small to medium airports.

Digital Towers Buyers'Club - Think Research - What are the possible ways to buy remote / digital towers when you are not a large organisation? This article proposes various strategies, based on observations of the past.




Sugu Drone Select Altitude Angel To Deliver UTM Services In Canada - Altitude Angel today announced it is to provide UTM services to Canada’s leading drone flight operations and training institute, Sugu Drones.

US releases initial Urban Air Mobility ConOps, inspired by UTM operations - Unmanned airspace - The US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has released an initial Concept of Operations (ConOps) for Urban Air Mobility. The 30-page document describes how urban air taxi operations will operate safely in the US National Airspace System.


Altitude Angel Powers BVLOS Flights In India With Sagar Defence - Together, Altitude Angel and Sagar Defence Engineering Ltd have been selected by India’s DGCA to carry out BVLOS drone operations. The results of the trials will be used to help define India’s regulatory framework for UAVs ready for routine UAV deployment.


Dubai issues new drone operating and power supply rules - Unmanned airspace - The new Law also seeks to help Dubai promote itself as a hub for drone manufacturing, smart transportation and innovation in the sector, and enable public and private entities to use drones and provide drone-related services.

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