Weekly review #76- 25th November

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Posted by Vincent Lambercy

Necessity is the mother of invention. It forces us to think differently and to simplify our lives. To make things easier, faster, better and cheaper. In order to make this happen, we need to innovate. 


Two stories stood out to us in that regard this week:


The COVID-19 crisis is forcing the airline industry to re-invent itself. A piece by EUROCONTROL talks about the need to re-invent the air travel experience. The need to connect people and economies will remain, but the concept of aviation safety must extend to health, hygiene and the environment at a much greater scale. Benjamin Smith, CEO of Air France-KLM says "Only those businesses that can transform themselves quickly, deeply and sustainably will survive". 


We also found that the SESAR story on bringing AI on board the ATM team raised some interesting points about the usefulness of AI and automation for the future of ATM. By combining reasoning engine with machine learning, it will be possible to improve situational awareness and decision making in some very complex traffic circumstances. They spoke to Professor. Tomislav Radišić from The University of Zagreb on how to ensure air traffic controllers have the support they need to make the best decisions moving forward. 


Check out both pieces and let us know your thoughts! Do you think we're moving in the right direction? 

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Market news

  • Italian Air Force VCS modernization - SITTI - The Italian Air Force is undergoing a very significant program of modernization of their Air Traffic Control systems for monitoring the national airspace. This includes the Voice Communication Systems (VCS) that are going to be replaced by brand new MULTIFONO® M800IP® systems manufactured by SITTI.

  • To70 has successfully completed Airport CDM Gap Analysis in Guarulhos, Brazil - To70 has successfully completed an assignment for SAIPHER ATC in Brazil. The GAP Analysis and expert advice from To70 and validation of technical systems have contributed to the successful implementation of the Pre-Departure Sequencer (PDS) developed by SAIPHER ATC. 

  • A Key Step Towards a More Integrated System - Aireon - Having forged a milestone new partnership with the FAA which will see the agency explore innovative use cases for space-based ADS-B, Aireon is optimistic that the next round of FAA reauthorization legislation will include investment for integrating its signal with the air traffic system.

  • Düsseldorf's extended Departure Manager goes live - ATRiCS - Flughafen Düsseldorf GmbH have further extended their use of the ATRiCS Departure Manager. After seven successful years using the departure manager in Düsseldorf’s A-CDM implementation, the airport company has gone live today with an extension to their existing departure sequencing system from ATRiCS.

  • The Israel Airports Authority entrusts EUROCONTROL for the provision of Aeronautical Information Services - On 5 November 2020, the Israel Airports Authority (IAA) became the latest organisation to start using the European Aeronautical Information Services Database (EAD) for its Notices to Airmen (NOTAM) operations, Flight Planning and Flight Briefing services.

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