Weekly review #08 – 19th of July 2019

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Posted by Vincent Lambercy

Before the usual weekly review of the ATM, UTM and airports industry, here is a link to a deeper analysis of the decision by Fraport to use data and algorithms from FlightAware to improve the landing times estimation. This is has the potential of impacting the way ATC, airports and the Network Manager work in the future.

On a side note, expect more of such analysis on this website in the future. Being vendor and operator neutral, we can provide objective expertise, don't hesitate to get in touch if you need similar reports or analysis for your own purposes.

Market news

Company news

The drones corner

The big news this week in the drones are is that google (via Wing, a subsidiary of Alphabet) is now tackling the UTM market! A free app has been released in Australia.

Food for thought

Besides news, a few interesting ideas, concept and research results caught our attention this week. The first one is co-authored by Marina Efthymiou and Karel Lootens and got presented at the IATA Aviation Data Symposium in Athens. Their research addresses the relatively slow adoption rate of SWIM and suggests ways to better communicate the advantages of SWIM to all stakeholders. The article can be downloaded here and here is the slide deck presented at the symposium.