An airport partly run by an artificial intelligence, a new partnership offering technical and operational airport expertise from a single source, an air taxi UAV now available in cargo version and the roof of an ATC facility collapsing, there is never a dull moment in the ATC and airport industry. You can also find more, including analysis, events and jobs on our website.
- Lateral separation reduced in the North Atlantic Tracks System - This is the next step of the introduction of space-based ADS-B by aireon. Lateral separation over the ocean is reduced from 23 to 19 NM.
- Isavia announces financial losses in the wake of airline trouble - The Icelandic ANSP and airport operator suffers from the bankruptcy of WOW air and the trouble at Icelandair.
- EUROCONTROL plans for digital NOTAMS - The "graphical PIB" SESAR project will change how NOTAMs are dispatched and represented.
- Finavia present results of artificial intelligence based aircraft stand allocation - Results at an airport with only 12 aircraft stands shows 61% delays reduction during very high peak traffic.
- Roof collapses at Subang ATC facility, causing delays in Kuala Lumpur
- ADB Safegate and Munich Airport International join forces to offer integrated services - The consulting branch of Munich Airport and the technology provider ADB Safegate will work together to offer technical and operational services together.
- ENAV IDS awarded an AMHS contract in Zambia - The company recently bought by Italian ANSP ENAV will provide a new AMHS system in Zambia.
- UFA ATC training simulators in German Kaufbeuren ATM Training - The military ATC training subsidiary of DFS is now officially inaugurated.
- Dubai ANSP dans extends Serco contract for two years - Serco prodives ATC services to the UAE ANSP operating both Dubai International and Dubai World Central airports.
- indra to provide Chengdu airport with new ATM automation systems - This article also mentions impressive figures about the presence of the Spanish company in China.
- Milano Linate airport reopens after a massive refurbishment program - Besides runway and terminal refurbishment, the ATC infrastructure has been renewed as well, including a new VCS by SITTI.
Innovation and research
- SmartSky teams with IATA to improve reporting and distribution of turbulence information - This will increase the reach of IATA's turbulence management program, particularly in the domain of business aviation.
- Integration of search and rescue drones in Croatian airspace - This paper details how Croatia Control AMC tool helps integration of mountain search and rescue drones with ATC.
- German DFS UTM system as enabler for commercial use of drones - This article explains the status of the current UTM system in DFS, the next steps and the reasons why it is required to enable commercial drone operations in Germany.
- AirMap introduces a private UTM systems - Drone Operation Center allows companies using drones on their own premises to define local flight plans, no-drone zones and more.
- VoloCopter introduces a cargo version of their air taxi - The german company well known for its advanced air taxi prototype announced a cargo version capable of transporting up to 200 kgs to 40 kilometers.
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