Space-based ADS-B technology for air traffic surveillance services is continuing to make waves. NiuSky Pacific Limited (NSPL), the sole provider of Air Navigation Services for Papua New Guinea, has announced it's operational with Aireon’s space-based ADS-B air traffic surveillance data over the entirety of the Port Moresby Flight Information Region (FIR).
NSPL had previously relied on ground-based infrastructure for its surveillance capabilities. However, because of Papua New Guinea’s extremely mountainous and difficult terrains, unpredictable and inclement weather and fairly large oceanic airspace, it was a challenge to provide efficient surveillance services for the region using ground-based technology.
With minimal integration requirements. Space-based ADS-B is clearing the way for a new generation of technology across the world. It's very exciting to see it being rolled out successfully. We spoke about the technology a few weeks ago, you might want to check out our interview with the team at Aieron on how they manage the safety of their space-based ADS-B service - we discuss this at technical, processes and certification levels and more
In other news, Airports Authority of India (AAI), the Air Navigation Services provider in Indian Airspace has taken a huge step towards enhancement of capacity, efficiency and to ensure highest level of safety in the air space over India and associated oceanic airspace.
the Upper airspace above 25,000 feet over North Eastern Region got integrated with Kolkata Communications, Navigation, Surveillance & Air Traffic Management (CNS/ATM) facility and will be controlled from Kolkata ATC Centre. This will facilitate the provision of seamless Air Traffic Management (ATM) services resulting in reduction of the cockpit work load. Also, it will help in the reduction of operational cost (fuel) and thereby less carbon emission through assignment of economic flight level & direct routing.
It's great to know that this harmonisation is going to benefit the airlines, environment and economy at large by curtailing flight time and fuel consumption resulting reduced carbon Footprint.
- NiuSky Pacific begins operational usage of Aireon data - CANSO - NiuSky Pacific Limited, formerly PNG Air Services Limited, the sole provider of Air Navigation Services for Papua New Guinea, has announced today that it has deployed Aireon’s global, real-time, space-based Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast for air traffic surveillance services.
- Arndt Schoenemann becomes new CEO of DFS - Together with the executive management team of Dr Kerstin Böcker, Dirk Mahns and Friedrich-Wilhelm Menge, Schoenemann will take on the demanding task in these exceptionally difficult times for the aviation industry.
- IDS AirNav technology for the South American provider CISCEA - Through its subsidiary IDS AirNav, ENAV has signed a 2.15 million euro contract with the Brazilian service provider Comissão de Implantação do Sistema de Controle do Espaço Aéreo for the modernization of the Aeronautical Information Management systems.
- AAI takes huge step towards restructuring of Upper Indian Airspace for enhanced capacity and efficiency - AAI has taken a huge step towards enhancement of capacity, efficiency and to ensure highest level of safety in the air space over India and associated oceanic airspace.
- Draft Performance Review Report 2020 for consultation - EUROCONTROL - As in previous years, the Performance Review Commission has prepared an independent review of ANS performance in Europe.
Research and innovation
- SESAR ECHO research project aims to develop concept of operations for higher airspace - Unmanned airspace - The SESAR European Concept of Higher airspace Operations (ECHO) research project led by European aims to deliver a comprehensive demand analysis and concept of operations for higher airspace to allow safe, efficient and scalable operations.
UAV and UTM
- Spain plans to deploy basic U-space services in 2022 and launch of UTM in 2023 - Unmanned airspace - In anticipation of new European drone rules, approved in 2020 and due to come into effect in 2023, ENAIRE says it will introduce basic U-space services by 2022 and launch Common Information Service Provision in 2023.
- Israel begins first flight tests in 2-year pilot programme to validate safe integration in urban environments - Unmanned airspace - In a bid to realise the future of autonomous airborne delivery, flight system and Unmanned Traffic Management specialist Airways is taking part in a two-year pilot program that will see drone delivery tested above and beyond any other scheme of its kind.
- Test flights by Insitu Pacific and Boeing demonstrate successful vision-based detect and avoid technology - Unmanned airspace - Insitu Pacific and Boeing Australia’s Detect and Avoid capability is now ready to field in real-world operations after test flights demonstrated enhanced detection ranges between an unmanned aircraft system and other airspace users, according to a press release from Insitu Pacific.
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