From a turnkey solution that replicates operations more cost-effectively, to software underpinned by industry leading artificial intelligence that addresses complex and specific operational challenges, the technological evolution of aviation information systems is progressing nicely.
We're looking at a couple of the news stories from this week that demonstrate a more streamlined, adaptable and secure airspace management for the future:
First up is the news that ENAIRE is to promote the digital exchange of aviation information in Europe with EUROCONTROL. This type of connection allows ENAIRE's air traffic management systems to receive information from EUROCONTROL through its B2B system. Information is now shared through a secure environment, with a service quality that cannot be achieved using public internet connections.
Next, is the story of Micro Nav delivering BEST training courses remotely. Micro Nav have embraced remote-working since the beginning of the pandemic and continues to do so. To get around the obstacles, they've moved their BEST ATC simulator training onto a virtual platform and has been delivering a range of training sessions to its user community remotely.
With cutting-edge technology optimising performances across the board, we're certainly looking forward to seeing more flexible, and future-proof solutions in the industry in the coming years.
Successful on-boarding of two core ATM applications on a Service-Oriented Infrastructure - skyguide - After the successful deployment of a new way to handle air routes, skyguide’s journey towards “One Sky by One System” continues in the right direction. In an ongoing effort to create the foundations for a Virtual Centre, we made a significant step forward with the recent on-boarding of two core Air Traffic Management (ATM) applications on a Service-Oriented Infrastructure (SOI).
EUROCONTROL centralises all flight plan processing in Brussels - Yesterday marked the end of an era as the EUROCONTROL Network Manager (NM) integrated initial flight plan processing unit (IFPU2) performed its final shift at the site in Brétigny-sur-Orge, France.
Collaboration between skeyes and LVNL leads to higher flight efficiency - The project started in early 2018. The operational objective was to reduce the high workload within Amsterdam ACC (Area Control Center), redirecting the flow of traffic overflying Belgium.
More European airports join the Airport Collaborative Decision-Making family, which grows from 26 to 30 in Q4 2020 - EUROCONTROL - This week saw the European Airport Collaborative Decision-Making (A-CDM) family grow to 30 airports.
ENAIRE promotes the digital exchange of aviation information in Europe with EUROCONTROL for more streamlined and efficient airspace management ENAIRE continues to make progress in the technological evolution of its aviation information systems. A few days ago, it became the first air navigation manager in Europe to connect its systems to EUROCONTROL through the continental communications network called NewPENS (PanEuropean Network Services).
Abraham Foss new CEO of Avinor - Foss has a broad understanding of society and business and experience of leading large organisations with infrastructural critical tasks. It has been a thorough recruitment process with many good internal and external candidates. The board is very pleased that Foss has accepted the position, says chairman of the board, Anne Carine Tanum.
Hamad International Airport to deploy advanced radar - Qatar Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has signed a contract with Leonardo, an Italian multinational company specialising in aerospace, defence and security, for installing and operating an advanced radar, named Approach Surveillance Radar PSR and MSSR (primary and secondary Radars), at Hamad International Airport.
BEST Training remotely, supporting customers - Micro Nav - The adoption of working remotely has increased globally since the start of the pandemic. Micro Nav shifted the majority of its staff to working remotely in line with government guidelines during March, and continues to do so.
Belgian Air Force accepts Rohde&Schwarz communications system with red/black separation - Air Traffic Management - After several weeks of intensive testing with the Belgian Armed Forces, Rohde & Schwarz recently passed a site acceptance test for a voice communications system with red/black separation, delivered to the Belgian Ministry of Defense (MoD).
Gate One members adopted positions on SES 2+ - HungaroControl - Just a few days before the videoconference of EU transport ministers, Gate One members approved two position papers regarding the Single European Sky 2+ (SES2+) recast proposal.
UAV and UTM
Naviair UTM receives DKK25 million to develop drone infrastructure in Denmark - Unmanned airspace - Danish air navigation service provider Naviair reports DKK25 million government funding to finance the development of an air traffic management platform for beyond visual line of sight BVLOS drone operations by the agency Naviair UTM.
AirMap joins Switzerland’s U-space implementation to support the launch of nationwide network remote ID - Unmanned airspace - Swiss U-space Implementation (SUSI) members, under the coordination of the Swiss Federal Office of Civil Aviation (FOCA), are soft-launching a nationwide voluntary network remote ID service across Switzerland this month.
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