Episode 7 – Simon Hocquard
Tara Nolan spoke to Simon Hocquard, Director General of CANSO, to discuss how COVID-19 is affecting the air traffic management sector of aviation.
This episode in International Airport Review’s podcast series explores how the coronavirus pandemic is impacting air traffic management (ATM) and what the aviation industry will require to recover once this unprecedented period is over.
“Contingency planning, business planning and national planning” is under way to help stabilise the sector, but “the entire aviation industry must be treated fairly” to ensure a successful future.
Within this podcast Simon details his vision on how aviation will recover, and how CANSO endeavours to help the industry become more productive and sustainable.
Alongside COVID-19, Simon and Tara discuss modernising airspaces, unmanned aircraft systems, blockchain, remote towers, finding the most efficient way to coordinate air travel, and more.
“Airspace must remain open” and “the only way we are going to successfully navigate this crisis, is to work together”. Listen to this podcast to hear direct advice from the global and regional voice of ATM and learn how best to work together.