Weekly review #77- 2nd December

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Posted by Vincent Lambercy

We're nearing the end of the year but that doesn't mean an end to the fascinating insights in the world of ATM, UTM and airports. A few things stood out to us this week:


Following on from last week's focus on 're-inventing the air travel experience', Air Traffic Management have posted an interesting piece on how COVID-19 will drastically change travel habits forever. Only a third (34%) of passengers surveyed have taken a commercial flight since the pandemic began, and this appears to have sparked a shift in attitudes to flying.


But there's hope on the horizon. Despite this change, there are early signs that travellers are beginning to feel confident about flying again; almost half (47%) of passengers surveyed expect to feel ready to fly within the next six months. 


There's also a great piece on human factor analysis, or the so-called User Experience (UX) research, which plays an essential role in the design of everyday objects, as well as in safety-critical fields like air traffic control. HungaroControl sat down for a chat with Boglárka Nagy, Human Factors Analyst and Fanni Kling, Data Scientist to discuss a human-centered approach towards R+D projects for Air Traffic Control


If that interview caught your attention, then take a look at the interviews on our blog and our dedicated interview page on the FoxATM website, - full of informative chats with experts in the industry. Check them out and let us know who you'd like to hear from next! 

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Market news

  • SITTI consoles in Croatia - The new consoles ordered by Croatia Control are intended for the approach centres (TMA) of Pula, Dubrovnik, Split, Zadar, Osijek and the airfield towers (TWR) of Lučko and Osijek. A total of 20 brand new specially designed consoles will be supplied this year and will become fully operative at the beginning of 2021.

  • Fallback solutions evolving towards new opportunities - Air Traffic Management - ATM recently spoke with 42 Solutions about its fallback solution Merlin. How it’s being used in live applications now and how it might evolve in the future. Today Merlin is live at LVNL. 

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