Janik Gagne, Director of Economic Analysis and Statistical Services at ACI World, gives his analysis on global passenger and cargo traffic and an insight into the recovery phase.
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According to Definitions in Article 2(1) and (10) of Regulation (EC) No 549/2004 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 10 March 2004 laying down the framework for the creation of the single European sky, air traffic control (ATC) means a service provided for the purpose of preventing collisions, and expediting and maintaining an orderly flow of air traffic; whilst air traffic management (ATM) means the aggregation of the airborne and ground-based functions required to ensure the safe and efficient movement of aircraft during all phases of operations.
Both are two vital sectors within the aviation industry – all management of arriving and departing aircraft is of course essential for the safety of both passengers and staff.
Furthermore, ATC/ATM has the potential to assist in increasing an airport’s capacity, therefore enhancing revenue generation and traffic growth. By processing flights more efficiently, an airport could increase its output; greatly enhancing its future potential.
Of course this cannot come at a cost to safety, so within this core topic International Airport Review details how airports, air navigation service providers (ANSPs), airport operators and airport authorities are balancing the need for stringent safety policies with the want to increase capacity, using new technologies, automation, updated regulations and revised management systems.
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According to reports from Airport Authority Hong Kong, during September 2021, Hong Kong International Airport's cargo traffic increased 17.9 per cent to 455,000 tonnes since September 2020.
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Ontario International Airport experienced an increase to passenger volumes in September 2021, with a rise of 97 per cent more than pre-COVID-19 levels and 132 per cent from 2020 results.
A recent Graphical Research study outlined how the North America air traffic management market share is set to expand at substantial CAGR, due to strong government investments and plans.
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Despite the rising Delta variant and COVID-19 cases throughout the EU, 70 per cent of Europeans surveyed remained positive during summer 2021, with plans to travel between July 2021 and January 2022.
An agreed partnership between EUROCONTROL’s Maastricht Upper Area Control Centre (MUAC), the Belgian Ministry of Defence and skeyes, will see the development of a new air traffic management system.
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Air traffic flow management and collaborative decision-making are key drivers of efficient aviation. Balancing demand against capacity and increasing operational coordination, they are critical procedures for air navigation service providers, airlines and airports in delivering synchronised, seamless and sustainable air transport, says Coleen Hawrysko, Operations Programme Manager at CANSO.