Weekly review #73- 4th November

Weekly review

In order to keep air traffic management workable and safe, digital transformation is necessary. Most of the industry’s mission-critical applications are running on legacy platforms, which poses a major challenge to migrate the industry from its trusted, home-grown platforms to an entirely new generation of technology.

 

With that being said, we're excited to see new and more digital technologies making their way into the sector. Take these news stories from this week, for example:

 

What or who is behind the drive for ADSPs? The emerging concept of the ATM Data Service Provider (ADSP) recognises that a key enabler of the concepts for capacity and scalability is quality data. Being able to gather, analyse and share that data will offer an increased flexibility of capacity provision, and drive innovation forwards. 

 

HungaroControl explores whether the role of air traffic controllers will be performed by an unmanned system in the future. Spoiler alert...Barnabás Kis, HungaroControl’s Chief Technology Officer, believes that a system that analyses traffic situations and make suggestions for resolving them using AI is conceivable!

 

Aviation as whole is in the midst of a digital transformation where a shift in the use of analogue-based legacy technologies to the application of artificial intelligence (AI) is taking place. We're looking forward to seeing a wider trend of digitalisation in the months to come. 


ANSP news

Airports news

Market news

  • Azimut JSC successfully completed and defended the deliverables on the research work - Azimut JSC successfully completed and defended the deliverables on the research work «Research and development of the CPDLC procedures using VDL2/ACARS data links in the air traffic control service, the development of scientifically based proposals for the advancement of the regulatory basis governing the implementation and use of VDL2/ACARS air-ground data links».

Context information

Reports and data

Research and innovation

  • What (or who) is behind the drive for ADSPs? - As with many other sectors, Air Traffic Management (ATM) is in the middle of a wider trend of digitalisation and service-oriented design. Many of the old barriers to change, for example the need to own ground assets and base yourself nearby (due to communication limitations), are being swept away. Quality data is now the key asset. Gathering and sharing that data, and using it intelligently by adding value through integration and processing, becomes a key differentiator and opportunity.

  • AI powered tool to help monitor network performance - SESAR Joint Undertaking - SESAR JU members develop a network performance-monitoring dashboard to anticipate degraded/critical air traffic situations across Europe’s network and enable timely and improved decision-making. Developed by EUROCONTROL, the dashboard (integrated network performance management and monitoring) visualises up-to-date operational information obtained from stakeholders (Airspace uses, airports, air navigation service providers).

  • Is the role of air traffic controllers changing with the rise of artificial intelligence? - New and more digital technologies are slowly making their way into the air traffic management (ATM) sector, which has traditionally been a highly conservative and slow-to-move segment of the aviation industry due to its safety primacy culture. Aviation as whole is in the midst of a digital transformation where a shift in the use of analogue-based legacy technologies to the application of artificial intelligence (AI) is taking place. 

UAV and UTM

 

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