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!
NAV CANADA looks to streamline operations - NAV CANADA continues to take steps to safely streamline its operations to help preserve the sustainability of the country’s air navigation system. The Company is moving forward with additional adjustments to its services and will be launching level of service reviews for six air traffic control towers.
Latest successful interoperability advance sees ENAIRE transmit key aeronautical information using EUROCONTROL’s new PENS B2B solution - EUROCONTROL - 4 November 2020 marked an operational first, with ENAIRE, the Spanish air navigation service provider (ANSP), becoming the first ANSP to use NewPENS, the pan-European network service.
Arndt Schoenemann to become new Chief Executive Officer at DFS - Arndt Schoenemann (55) was today appointed as the new Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Executive Board at DFS Deutsche Flugsicherung GmbH. In assuming this new role, he is succeeding Prof Klaus-Dieter Scheurle (66), who will be taking retirement on 31 December 2020.
Two new airport towers are operational at the Avinor Remote Towers Centre in Norway - CANSO - The towers at Hasvik and Berlevåg airports in Norway are now operated from the Avinor Remote Towers Centre in Bodø, Norway – north of the Arctic Circle.
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.
Aviation Industry Agrees Vital Slot Use Relief - IATA - The Worldwide Airport Slot Board (WASB), comprising Airports Council International (ACI World), the International Air Transport Association (IATA), and the Worldwide Airport Coordinators Group (WWACG) released a joint recommendation for airport slot use relief for the northern summer 2021 season.
The crisis is also an opportunity for rebuilding Europe’s aviation system | EUROCONTROL - Article by Henrik Hololei, Director-General for Mobility and Transport at the European Commission.
COVID-19 will drastically change travel habits forever - Air Traffic Management - Flying habits are set to change drastically for the long-term, with eight in ten airline passengers (83%) not expecting to return to their previous travel routines once the COVID-19 pandemic is over.
Research and innovation
Human-Centered Approach in R+D Projects of Air Traffic Control - HungaroControl - There are many examples of user interfaces that are difficult to understand, such as a complicated vending machine, an illogically working mobile application, or the classic counter sliding / pulling door. We sat down for a conversation with Boglárka Nagy, Human Factors Analyst and Fanni Kling, Data Scientist to discuss further.
ENAIRE relies on digital control towers to improve efficiency and performance ENAIRE relies on digital control towers to improve efficiency and performance - ENAIRE, Spain's national air navigation manager, took part today in a virtual conference on "Remote towers at airports and their viability in Spain", organised by the Universidad Pontificia Comillas and the Spanish Association of Aviation and Space Law, in concert with the Spanish Aeronautical Society.
UAV and UTM
GUTMA published its first public paper - Designing UTM for global success - The paper underpins the need to develop a global infrastructure and regulatory paradigm that work in harmonization with existing Air Traffic Management technologies. GUTMA believes that such infrastructure should support the growing needs of emerging aviation stakeholders whilst ultimately promoting safety and automation.
First unmanned Search and Rescue trial flight could revolutionise emergency response at sea - NATS Blog - During a recent series of trial flights, we have been working closely with the Maritime Coastguard Agency (MCA) to assess how remotely piloted and unmanned aircraft could be used during future search and rescue operations performed by Her Majesty’s Coastguard, the search and rescue arm of the MCA.
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