ADS-B and analytics are in the news again this week. The US FCC opens the way to smaller satellites and one use case is space based ADS-B tracking. When data become a commodity, the focus shifts towards its usage. Aeroficial Intelligence announced predictive products for landing and taxi times. FlightAware and Fraport are leading the way with AI based landing time predictions. Will there be room for smaller players in this game?
ANSPs and market news
- skyguide's report for the first half of 2019 confirms steady traffic growth in the core European area (+2.8%)
- EUROCONTROL Maastricht Upper Area Control center organises an open day for potential trainees. Parents are not allowed in!
- US Air Force tests FREQUENTIS remote tower technology. Remote towers have specific use cases in military domain and combat zones
- NLR introduce a Fatigue Risk Management framework
Save the dates - ATM, UTM and airports events
The latest additions are:
- "Interdependencies within ATM Perforamnce in the context of a dynamic environment" research workshop that will be organised by BlueMed FAB, GARS, FABEC and University of Bologna, in Rome on the 14th and 15th of May 2020. There is also a call for papers running.
- Pilots and Air Traffic Controllers Symposium, organised by UK GATCO and BALPA, on London on the 16th of October. The event aims to bring together air traffic controllers and pilots to discuss issues of mutual interest. While there will be a number of presentations during the event, the key part of the day will be a panel-type session
Check our events page for the full list of upcoming events
Food for thought
There are not many books about ATM / CNS around. ENRI published selected papers from their International Workshop on ATM/CNS, held in Tokyo in November 2017, the theme of which was “Drafting Future Skies”. It is packed with research results from worldwide organisations and addresses what could be the future of ATM. It is also available for kindle.
The selection and training of air traffic controllers is a constant issue for the industry. The failure rates are high and the whole process is very expensive. Gary Pearson introduces new ideas in this article: Rethinking air traffic control recruitment and training.
Will technology be the solution? On one hand, SITA's Portfolio Director Thomas Deillon addresses how new technology like data, digital twins, LIDAR, AI and more could help address the aviation capacity crunch.
On the other hand, CANSO published a "standard of excellence in human performance management" to support better handling of human factors. The standard and its 10 sub-elements are detailed in this article titled: "Power to the people".
The ATM and airports industry jargon is full if abbreviations. ADBSafegate published a free glossary. This is one of the most complete around and even A-SMGCS experts can get confused with AHPQT and need a good glossary.
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