We're always pleased to see that things are staying busy in the UTM and ANSP world and that the innovation continues.
PANSA CEO, Janusz Janiszewski, praises the potential of digitisation as a remedy for the COVID-19 crisis. In an online discussion, he recognised that while flight numbers have gone down, the industry has stepped forward into a modern and digital future, from where we can find modern solutions to old problems.
It's also great to see UK-based company Altitude Angel are to launch a commercial drone corridor without any on-board hardware needed. It will be the worlds first commercial drone corridor and available to support drone flights beyond visual line-of-sight (BVLOS) from any drone company which completes a series of basic technical integrations that don't require specialist hardware on-board the drone.
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LGS completes modernisation of Šiauliai military airfield - Specialists of state joint stock company “Latvijas gaisa satiksme” (LGS) have completed the technical supervision of the installation of two instrumental landing systems.
Polaris radar and training centre opened by His Majesty the King | LVNL - In the presence of a small group of invited guests, His Majesty the King opened Polaris, the new radar and training centre of Air Traffic Control the Netherlands (LVNL) at Schiphol-Oost on Friday 4 September.
PANSA CEO Janusz Janiszewski: Digitalization can be a remedy for the COVID19 crisis - Janusz Janiszewski, CEO of PANSA took part in the online opening discussion “How to convert the challenges of COVID-19 pandemic into opportunities for ATM development?” before the 3rd Aviation Congress in Poland.
FABEC ANSPs lifted over 500 route restrictions to optimise flight profiles - Air Traffic Management - Functional Airspace Block Europe Central (FABEC) ANSPs have lifted over 500 route restrictions since the start of the pandemic in March, avoiding the need for aircraft to operate at inefficient flight levels or fly longer routes.
New Terminal Building coming up at AAI’s Port Blair Airport - Gateway to the pristine islands of Andaman & Nicobar. Veer Savarkar International Airport, Port Blair is soon going to have a new terminal building.
Nice Côte d’Azur becomes an A-CDM airport - Air Traffic Management - Nice Côte d’Azur airport was labelled “Airport-CDM” by EUROCONTROL on September 11, 2020, and will be integrated into Network Manager on September 30, 2020 as the other 28 major European airports. This ambitious project was co-financed at European level.
Norway goes live with Airways simulator - Avinor Air Navigation Services has gone live with Airways International Ltd’s TotalControl simulator at Oslo Airport in Norway this week, after successfully completing remote site acceptance testing (SAT).
Simulation in Myanmar - SITTI - In order to further improve the situational awareness of air operators and their prompt response to all possible events that may occur over the country, a new simulation system is going to be supplied by SITTI. This includes a number of controller working positions from which trainees can simulate the various route conditions, in order to provide a better service for safe flights.
ERIS system has gone operational in evaluation regime at Ostrava airport - The ERIS-A ATC system was introduced by ERA company into test operations at Leoš Janáček International Airport in Ostrava, Czech Republic. The system increases operational safety – it monitors potential collision risks and automatically generates an alert.
COVID and the impact on controller training - NATS Blog - Given the unprecedented impact of the pandemic, the review concluded there is no realistic scenario in which we will need further trainees from the college until 2022 at the earliest. In fact, we will not have any capacity to support further new trainees at Swanwick, our biggest operational centre, for the next two years.
EUROCONTROL issues new Draft traffic scenarios - EUROCONTROL has revised downwards its Draft Traffic Scenarios up to February 2021. Under its new “Current Status Scenario”, the total number of flights expected in Europe is anticipated to be 55% lower than in 2019, a drop of 6 million fewer flights, or a further 1 million reduction in European flights than previously anticipated.
Winter Waiver Announcement – Airport Coordination Limited - ACL is encouraged to see the statement issued today by Commissioner Adina Valean on the EU Commission’s intention to extend the use-it or lose-it slot waiver for the whole of the Winter 2020 season.
Reports and data
NAV CANADA reports August traffic figures - Traffic in August 2020 decreased by an average of 65.6 per cent compared to the same month in 2019. NAV CANADA's fiscal year runs from September 1 to August 31.
UAV and UTM
Altitude Angel to launch commercial BVLOS drone corridor with no on-board hardware needed - Unmanned airspace - UK UTM company Altitude Angel has announced the creation of “the world’s first commercial drone corridor” available to support fully automated drone flights beyond visual line-of-sight (BVLOS) from any drone company which completes a series of basic technical integrations which do not require specialist hardware on-board the drone. General aviation aircraft and drones will share the same airspace.
AirMap launches digital authorisation services at Nice and Cannes Airports - Unmanned airspace - Digital authorisation services are now live at Nice and Cannes airports according to a LinkedIn post by AirMap. French air navigation service provider DSNA selected industry partner AirMap to lead the experimental U-space implementation trials in Côte d’Azur airspace in early 2020.
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