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Air Traffic Management - Articles and news items

Experts address UK airport congestion

Airport news  •  19 March 2015  •  Katie Sadler, Digital Content Producer, International Airport Review

Experts have today revealed a programme to address UK airport congestion and capacity without a reliance on new airport building and expansion.

UK air traffic increases in the first two months of 2015

Airport news  •  17 March 2015  •  Katie Sadler, Digital Content Producer, International Airport Review

January and February 2015 saw the greatest increase in UK air traffic compared to the same months last year. NATS, the UK’s major air traffic management company, handled more than 159,000 flights in each of the first two months of 2015.

European Global Navigation Satellite Systems Agency and EUROCONTROL announce cooperation agreement

Airport news  •  19 September 2014  •  EUROCONTROL

Agreement will leverage synergies to enhance aviation safety, improve air traffic management and better the aviation user experience...

Can a region sustain more than one airport?

Airport Extra  •  29 April 2014  •  Vicente Padilla, General Manager, AERTEC Solutions

With air traffic expected to double worldwide over the next 20 years, Vicente Padilla of AERTEC Solutions wonders if secondary airports are really a viable option...

ATC / ATM supplement 2012 (free to view)

Issue 6 2012, Supplements  •  7 December 2012  •  Victoria Cox / Tim Quilter / Morten Dambæk / Thomas Buchanan / Gerhard Tauss / Andreas Lipp

NextGen is now - why the future is already here (Victoria Cox, Assistant Administrator for NextGen, Federal Aviation Administration)
SESAR: Heading in the right direction (Tim Quilter, Director, Corporate Strategy at ERA; Morten Dambæk, CEO, Naviair; Thomas Buchanan, Head of International Affairs and Corporate Strategy, Skyguide and Gerhard Tauss, Head of SESAR Programme at DFS Deutsche Flugsicherung)
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Africa’s ATC challenge

Issue 5 2012  •  3 October 2012  •  Hennie Marais, Executive of Air Traffic Management at Air Traffic and Navigation Services

On 18 February 2011, a multilateral partnership known as the Indian Ocean Strategic Partnership to Reduce Emissions (INSPIRE) was formed in Dubai. The INSPIRE partnership is intended to be collaborative network of partners and peer organisations across the Arabian Sea and Indian Ocean region dedicated to improving the efficiency and sustainability of aviation.INSPIRE is aimed at supporting operations in three distinct regions: Southern Africa – Australia / South East Asia, Arabian Gulf – Australia and South-West Indian Ocean – Arabian Gulf.In consultation with stakeholders, the INSPIRE partners have compiled a series of recommended procedures, practices and services that have been demonstrated or have shown the potential to provide efficiencies in fuel and emissions reduction management. They encompass all phases of flight from ‘gate-to-gate’ and are designed to reflect the requirements, in particular but not limited to, long haul flights that typically exceed eight hours in duration.

The Joint Undertaking takes off

Issue 3 2012  •  6 June 2012  •  Mark Glover, Commissioning Editor, International Airport Review

SESAR Joint Undertaking, the body which manages the technological wing of the Single European Sky, will soon release an updated version of its ATM Masterplan, which maps out Europe’s future Air Traffic Management system. Mark Glover from International Airport Review spoke with Executive Director Patrick Ky to get an insight into where the initiative is at this precise moment.Mark Glover: Are you on track to meet the 2020 deadline for the implementation of a mod - ernised ATM system in Europe? Will there be a Single European Sky as planned?Patrick Ky: SESAR will deliver on time. We will provide the appropriate tools to achieve the European Union’s high level goals.But bear in mind that the SESAR programme is a very ambitious one, which will benefit the entire Air Traffic Management system in Europe.The SESAR technology will be implemented step wise. We are starting now, with important changes developed by SESAR such as Extended Arrival Management and new Air Traffic Flow Management Operations which will be deployed in 2012/2013.

SWIM Innovation Master Class

Airport news  •  16 April 2012  •  Eurocontrol

Do you have what it takes to create a SWIM-enabled application using cutting-edge technology that could be used by the global ATM world?...

ATM Safety Management Conference: sharing goals, sharing ideas

Airport news  •  5 March 2012  •  EUROCONTROL

For a network to be safe, all the nodes have to interface effectively...

A technological revolution

Issue 1 2012  •  7 February 2012  •  Mark Glover, Commissioning Editor, International Airport Review

The first conference of its kind for International Airport Review and given the astonishing recent growth of Information Technology within air - ports, Airport Information Technology 2011 was a conference that was able to cover all aspects of the vast subject.The event took place on the 6 and 7 of December 2011 at the Sheraton Skyline Hotel, Heathrow attracting over 100 delegates.Philip Langsdale, Chief Information Officer at BAA began proceedings by highlighting the key objectives at Heathrow Airport that can be im - proved by Information Technology. Mr. Langsdale highlighted baggage, security and passenger engagement as some of the areas that are being targeted by BAA.Referred to in the previous presentation, Hugh Carr-Archer, Chief Executive Officer at Aurora Computer Services Ltd and Dr Nick Whitehead then gave a fascinating joint pres - entation on the role of biometrics applications for airports.

Hub traffic management at Munich Airport

Issue 3 2011  •  10 June 2011  •  Ingo Anspach, Head of Press Department and Communications at Munich Airport

At Munich Airport a total workforce of 30,000 employees with more than 500 companies ensure that more than 390,000 take-offs and landings with 35 million passengers can be handled every year.A decisive factor in the quality of the passenger experience and comfort at Europe’s seventh largest airport is the smooth functioning interplay of the airport operating company, air traffic control, airlines, authorities and service providers. From the passengers’ point of view, the results of this team effort are more than respectable. In the world’s largest passenger survey, in which Skytrax collected responses from more than 11 million passengers, Munich has just been voted Europe’s best airport for the sixth time. A major factor behind these results is the continuously optimised teamwork manifested within many innovative projects.

Mapping out Europe’s air traffic masterplan

Issue 1 2011  •  26 January 2011  •  Anne Lambert, NATS Director of European and Government Affairs

The volcanic ash cloud over Europe was one of the biggest news stories of 2010. For the air traffic control industry, it also meant an unprecedented length of time under the media spotlight.In airspace which normally sees 26,000 flights a day carrying 700,000 passengers, the first six days of the continuing eruption and the combination of unseasonal winds grounded all but a fraction of the scheduled commercial services, leaving tens of thousands of travellers stranded and airports stilled.

Functional Airspace Block: Six States Go Forward With Common Air Traffic Management

Airport news  •  2 December 2010  •  CANSO

The Ministers of Transport and high-level military representatives are signing the FABEC States Agreement...

“Swift, sensible and safe” resumption of European flights, with “unprecedented” level of cooperation

Airport news  •  20 April 2010  •  CANSO

CANSO, has praised European Air Traffic Control organisations for their “swift, sensible and safe” approach to opening up European airspace...

Welcome news for global aviation: European airspace likely to resume operations Tuesday morning

Airport news  •  19 April 2010  •  CANSO

CANSO, has welcomed the decision by European air traffic control organisations to recommend resuming flights by 8am UTC Tuesday morning...


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