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Ralph Riedle - Articles and news items

Europe’s ATM performed well in 2013, but can do better new study finds

Airport news  •  12 June 2014  •  EUROCONTROL

The latest Performance Review Report of EUROCONTROL’s Performance Review Commission has just been published, giving an independent assessment of European Air Traffic Management’s performance in 2013...

Runway bottleneck optimising the optimum

Issue 2 2007, Past issues  •  3 April 2007  •  Dieter Kaden, Chairman and Chief Executive Office and Ralph Riedle, Director Operations, DFS Deutsche Flugsicherung GmbH

Delays in air traffic have a great variety of causes that are often aggravated by knock-on effects due to the individual process structure of a flight. Furthermore, it is the weakest link in the aviation chain that determines the success of the overall system. This is most evident in the case of the runway system, the capacity of which often fails to meet the demand. Clever interplay between the partners in air transport – airlines, airports and air navigation service providers – as well as the use of advanced technologies, however, creates new opportunities even at busy international hubs.


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