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New ANSP on the block: aireon
This was the surprise of the week: aireon is now certified as an ANSP by EASA. The consortium will not hire ATCOs and look for an airspace to control but their processes have been audited and certified. As a result, aireon can provide "surveillance as a service" to other ANSPs and therefore simplify the certification process.
- FAB-CE and FABEC common workshop concludes that tackling fragmentation issues will be more complex that initially thought
- Belgian ANSP skeyes publishes their annual report
- EUROCONTROL industry monitor shows airlines have hard times making profit
- IATA pushes for modernization and more capacity in the GCC - This link was first posted to the members of our linkedin group - join now to get all infos!
- ERA will provide Saudi Arabia with a country-wide ADS-B system
The NUAIR alliance looks for presenters for their drones symposium to be held on 16th to 18th of September in Verona, NY. One of the topics is the integration of ATM and UTM.
The race for UTM integration also keeps going in Europe with one more state launching services allowing ATCOs to get information about drones flying around...
Opinion: Boeing to support Airports Authority of India - Politics at play?
As reported in this article by the Times of India, Airports Authority of India (AAI) contracted Boeing to help building a 10 years ATM modernisation roadmap. The interesting point here is that this project is partly funded by the US Trade and Development agency. So the US government helps another government to fund a contractor for drafting a roadmap and Boeing gets the job. Will this give US companies some advantage for the 10 years follow-up project?
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