Staying up to date with key insights, views and expertise in the world of air traffic management will help your business remain relevant. To help keep pace, we'd like to highlight two great blogs covering a mix of operational and technical contents:
The first blog is from NATS. A long-lasting blog that's several years old, it contains a mix of topics and is kept regularly updated.
The second is a blog from HungaroControl. They launched the blog in March of this year and contribute a steady stream of great articles to sink your teeth into.
And while we're on the subject of staying informed, EUROCONTROL's new R&D data archive has launched, and it's going to provide researchers and data scientists access to detailed flight data of 12 million commercial flights.
This will allow them, for the first time, to view huge european datasets that will offer the clearest picture possible of air traffic management and enable the use of artificial intelligence/machine learning applications to analyse a number of decisive impacts.
Advancements in research and innovation fuel pioneering concepts that improve on-time performance, cost-efficiency and environmental responsibility in the industry. It's great to see this work continuing.
NAV CANADA announces year-end financial results - AV CANADA today released its financial results for the year ended August 31, 2020. In fiscal 2020, the Company’s air traffic levels decreased 34.1% on a year over year basis, as measured in weighted charging units, as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. The Company’s revenue for fiscal 2020 was $1,000 million, compared to $1,437 million in fiscal 2019.
NATS Holdings Limited – Results for the year ended 31 March 2020 - NATS - NATS handled 2.48m flights (2019: 2.54m). Service performance improved on the prior year and met the 2019 regulatory targets for safety, delay and environmental flight efficiency.
The World’s largest Remote Towers Centre opens in Norway - Avinor, the Norwegian airport operator and air navigation service provider, opened the World’s largest Remote Towers Centre in Norway on the 20th of October 2020.
Marita Lintener joins skyguide as new Head of International Affairs - Marita Lintener joins skyguide as of 1 January 2021 as the company's Head of International Affairs. In this role, she will be responsible for all of skyguide's International Affairs and European Public Affairs dossiers and will head a team of three experts in these fields.
Bosnia and Herzegovina enhance aviation communication with FREQUENTIS Comsoft - Bosnia and Herzegovina Directorate of Civil Aviation, BHDCA, introduced Air Traffic Services Message Handling System (AMHS) to replace the Aeronautical Fixed Telecommunications Network (AFTN) and enhance airspace communication.
Reports and data
Research and innovation
A unique dataset for researchers of 12 million commercial flights | EUROCONTROL - EUROCONTROL’s new R&D Data Archive gives a huge boost to AI and machine-learning applications, providing researchers with access to detailed flight data of 12 million commercial flights across the European network spanning a four-year period.
Eye of the storm: better predicting weather in air traffic management - SESAR Joint Undertaking - In normal times, weather is one of the principal causes of flight delays, which comes at a significant cost for not just the passenger but also airports and airlines.
UAV and UTM
Turning scalable medical drone services into reality - skeyes - skeyes continues to be a proud partner of the Helicus Aero Initiative and contributes to it with its expertise regarding air traffic safety for unmanned aircraft.
European safety agency finalises secure digital system for drone registration Europe-wide - Unmanned airspace - The European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) has delivered a digitalised and secure system for the exchange of drones registration data among the national authorities of the Member States, putting the technical framework in place to allow registered users to fly their drones anywhere in the European Union with a single registration.
UTM Services Are Now Live at Nice and Cannes Airports - AirMap - AirMap’s UTM Center is now live at the Nice Côte d’Azur Airport and Cannes–Mandelieu Airport, offering drone operators a complete digital UAS traffic management environment that provides enhanced visualization, communication, and supervision for their operations.
Eurocontrol, FAA, SESAR organise four-day technical UTM/UAM November event - Unmanned airspace - Eurocontrol, the SESAR Joint Undertaking and the US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) are jointly organising a technical interchange meetings (TIM) on the topic of unmanned aerial systems (UAS) and urban air mobility (UAM).
Spanish air navigation service provider releases mobile app to plan UAS flights - Unmanned airspace - Spanish air navigation service provider ENAIRE has released a mobile Android app to enable drone operators to plan UAS flights against Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) geographical zones in Spain in accordance with the currently applicable framework, Royal Decree 1036/2017.
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