The pace of change to air traffic management needs to accelerate, according to a paper released jointly
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Major players in ATC are meeting in Amsterdam this week for ATC Global, which has long been considered the leading international event for the ATC community. This year’s conference and exhibition will feature more than 200 exhibiting companies and is expected to draw some 5,400 attendees.
Flight trials to demonstrate new procedures intended to improve fuel efficiency and reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions of international flights crossing the North Atlantic have begun.
The global economic recession gave pause to the relentless growth in air traffic over recent years, not least in Europe. But according to Eurocontrol air transport activity, traffic is on the move again, with last summer’s 5-percent increase confirming the recovery of the industry.
GE Aviation acquired Naverus, the Kent, Wash.-based supplier of performance-based navigation (PBN) services. Among these services are required navigation performance (RNP) procedure development, PBN procedure maintenance, operations support and consulting for airlines, air navigation service providers and airports.
PMI Media predicts that expenditures on aeronautical information system (AIS) and aeronautical information management (AIM) equipment and services will reach $2.2 billion between 2009 and 2018. The UK-based aviation market research company said the market will be driven by a rapid growth in data required per flight to support performance-based navigation and aircraft optimization operations.
Rich Gage, who relinquished his position as president and CEO at CBAA in October, will become a member of Nav Canada’s board of directors in April. Gage will succeed John Lawson, the former president of sales for Bombardier Business Aircraft.
In the light of the European Union’s final go-ahead given to the “Single European Sky” (SES) initiative, speakers at the Jane’s ATC Maastricht Conference (see box) engaged in a lively debate about how to enhance air-traffic management performance.
Germany’s air navigation service provider (ANSP), Deutsche Flugsicherung (DFS), has agreed to buy the SITA network of 27 VHF datalink (VDL) ground stations in the country.
Growing numbers of smaller aircraft are compounding the problems air navigation service providers face, senior officials told the Jane’s conference at last month’s ATC Maastricht 2005.