Weekly review #57 - July 14th

Weekly review
“When you are kind to someone in trouble, you hope they’ll remember and be kind to someone else. And it’ll become like a wildfire.” - Whoopi Goldberg.
 
What better way to be kind and help people during the current crisis than to provide help and value for free. Over the past few months, there have been multiple examples of this across our industry. Here are some that stand out:
 
Micro Nav and the Civil Air Navigation Services Organisation caught our attention by announcing a partnership to support CANSO’s ANSPs Members for a best-prepared restart of air traffic services. They’ve made full capabilities of their ATC radar and tower simulator available as a cloud-based tool to CANSO Members. This will, no doubt, help air traffic controllers around the world maintain their competence and confidence. 
 
As well as that good news, Air Navigation Solutions (ANSL) who launched Attis, an operational compliance solution that will help airports to restart or increase operations as they recover from the effects of COVID-19.  They are offering a free Attis Basic package in the hopes of helping smaller airports get back on their feet and recover from COVID-19.
 
It’s been nice to be able to report and focus on the good in the industry. We’ll keep you updated on the good, the bad and the in-between. Stay tuned! 
 

ANSP news

  • NAV CANADA announces third quarter financial results - In the third quarter of fiscal 2020, the Company’s air traffic growth decreased 59.4% on a year over year basis, as measured in weighted charging units, as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. As a result, the Company’s revenue for the third quarter of fiscal 2020 was $159 million, compared to $351 million over the same period in fiscal 2019.
  • skeyes gets state aid following COVID-19 pandemic - Following the crisis, skeyes faces a very significant reduction in its volume of activities which will generate a significant cash deficit. Current estimates indicate that cash flow will be exhausted in the fourth quarter of 2020. State financial assistance is required from July 2020 to maintain a sufficient cash flow to keep the public enterprise running smoothly.
  • Traffic is slowly picking up - DFS Deutsche Flugsicherung GmbH - After the sharp decline in spring, air traffic in Germany is recovering – albeit only slowly and from a low level. This is shown by the traffic figures published by DFS, the German air navigation service provider, for the first six months of this year.

Airports news

  • 79.8 per cent decrease in passenger traffic at Avinor’s airports in June - The traffic statistics for Avinor in June shows a 79.8 per cent decrease in passenger traffic compared to 2019. The international traffic is reduced by 96 per cent compared to last year.
  • Fraport Traffic Figures – June 2020: Passenger Numbers Remain at Very Low Levels - In June 2020, Frankfurt Airport (FRA) served a total of 599,314 passengers, representing a 90.9 percent decline year-on-year. For the first six months of 2020, accumulated passenger traffic at FRA decreased by 63.8 percent. Government travel warnings for 31 European countries were lifted in mid-June, leading to an expansion of flight offerings. As a result, FRA saw a moderate rise in passenger traffic in late June, after having experienced a 95.6 percent year-on-year drop in May 2020.
  • Brisbane Airport opens new runway - Brisbane Airport (BNE) in Australia inaugurated its new runway on 12 July with the landing of three vintage aircraft.

Market news

Context information

Reports and data

  • FAB CE starts publishing regular short-term traffic forecasts to support industry recovery - As part of its 2020 strategic traffic recovery plan FAB CE has started publishing weekly short-term forecasts of expected air transport movements, based on data supplied by the Network Manager, to help FAB CE air navigation service providers (ANSPs) plan their ramp-up of activities in a safe coordinated manner.
  • New Data Available on FlightAware Home Page - FlightAware announce the placement of key data points on the home page of the website. Site visitors will notice three new categories: current traffic, global arrivals per day over the last 7 days and trends from the last week.

Research and innovation

UAV and UTM

 

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