Weekly review #81- 13th January

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Posted by Vincent Lambercy

Firstly, we'd like to say a happy new year to all our wonderful readers! 


This week, we've been scanning the news for some feel-good stories to highlight. World news is very heavy right now, and we're keen to inject some more positive commentary that emphasises the hard work that's going on across the industry. So here's some better news to start the new year:


PANSA and Indra boost the European Digital Sky with the first deployment of the next generation iTEC system. The iTEC Collaboration is an ATM game changer. Implementing iTEC solutions will work towards a new era of digitalised and virtualised Air Traffic Management and all its benefits. This step will be a technological leap not only for Poland but for the whole Europe. 


Next up is the new European regulation concerning drones entering into force this month. This puts manned and unmanned air traffic safe in the hands of skeyes and its subsidiary SkeyDrone. The regulation provides a new framework for the use of drones in different types of airspace, most notably in low-level airspace. It's the start of a new era of aviation, guaranteeing the safety of all air traffic and will be playing a huge part in the integration of drone operations in the Belgian airspace. 


And lastly, the news that ENAIRE is again drastically lowering its air navigation charges in 2021 to help the sector recover. With this measure, ENAIRE is helping air traffic recover in the wake of the worst crisis in its history due to the effects of COVID-19, lowering costs for airlines and helping to lower ticket prices for the travelling public.


We hope to have helped with making things feel a little less blue this week. As ever, if you have any questions or comments to make - please don't hesitate to get in touch!

ANSP news

Airports news

  • Avinor lost 6 out of 10 passengers in 2020 - The largest decrease was at Oslo Airport, which had just 9 million passengers compared with 28.6 per cent in 2019. The number of aircraft movement did not decrease to the same extent when compared with the previous year. 

Market news

  • SITTI completed delivery to India - The tight schedule defined for the supply of VCS systems to the Airport Authority of India (AAI) has not being delayed due to the Covid virus emergency situation. The last two lots found their way to their final destination according to the agreements with the customer. 

  • New Saudi Arabian airport to be managed by daa international - Airport World - Saudi Arabia’s planned new Red Sea airport is to be managed by daa international, the international business subsidiary of the operator of Ireland’s Dublin and Cork airports.

  • SITTI Multifono to the FAA - SITTI MULTIFONO® M800IP® VCS system will be installed at the FAA William Hughes Technical Center in Atlantic City and be used by the FAA to perform market research for future voice switching procurements.

  • ENAV awarded contract in Colombia - ENAV, through its subsidiary IDS AirNav - global leader in aeronautical information management systems - has been awarded a contract worth 1.95 million euro in Colombia to provide the Colombian air navigation service provider (UAEAC - Unidad Administrativa Especial de Aeronáutica Civil) software systems, operational start-up and maintenance of the aeronautical information service (AIS).

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