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Eight ASECNA African Nations to advance aeronautical communication with FREQUENTIS Comsoft

ASECNA, the Agency for the Safety of Air Navigation in Africa and Madagascar, has selected the advanced aviation message handling system (AMHS) from Frequentis Comsoft to enhance message handling for eight African countries. 

Innov’ATM deploys UTM system in busiest European controlled airspace

Innov’ATM, the Toulouse-based ATM and UTM specialist, has been chosen by DSNA, the France’s primary Air Navigation Services Provider, as part of the U-Space Together program to implement its UAV traffic management solution on ROISSY CHARLES DE GAULLE, ORLY and 9 other general aviation airfields covering the major part of Île de France region.

ATCA Annual Day 5 – WTF 2020?

ATCA got it right this year. This industry tends to discuss the same topics repeatedly until it feels safe branching out. 2020 was a year of branching out. The traditional ATM topics ranked low on the agenda. New topics such as drones, supersonic travel, commercial space and innovative technologies. Technologies in support of Cybersecurity, AI and machine learning to highlight key discussions. Well done ATCA.

Secure health passport launched

VST Enterprises has highlighted the dangers of using QR and bar codes

ATCA Annual Day Four – All about technology

What is the new normal? It’s not only about the way we travel, it’s also about technology. One silver lining of the pandemic is that it drove digital transformation in many organisations at a faster pace. They simply had no choice if they wanted to continue to do busines remotely.

BA launches its summer schedule for Southampton

Holiday destinations include Spain, Italy and Portugal and will begin from next May

Air Canada introduces biometric services at SFO

The service streamlines gate experience by automating the identification verification process

ATCA Annual Day Three – Virtual Reality

Day three included sessions that covered many different topics across the spectrum, the main theater along with educational and Tech Talks sessions. UAM, UTM, Cybersecurity, collaboration and COVID-19.

IATA reports slower than expected recovery in October

Both international and domestic travel experienced lower than anticipated passenger traffic

ACI publishes year-end Covid-19 impact analysis

The organisation says pre-departure testing is needed to eradicate the quarantine period to enable recovery

Mobile screening pods pave the way for efficient Covid-19 testing at airports

Portable pods could provide airports with the ability to rapidly setup COVID-19 testing centres

ATCA Annual Day Two – A trend emerges

The second day of the ATCA Annual continued on a course set on day one. We need to be considering topics beyond traditional air traffic management. The world is changing, aviation is changing, technology is evolving and our industry needs to keep pace.

Accessibility progress highlighted at UK airports

To commemorate International Disability Day, the CAA highlight developments made to UK airports

Belgrade Airport enhances security

Belgrade Nikola Tesla Airport purchased and put into operation an R&S ARDRONIS counter drone system from Rohde & Schwarz. Early warnings about drones are key to countering threats, and R&S ARDRONIS can detect drones even before they take off.

Raytheon Intelligence & Space and SkyGrid UAM collaboration

Raytheon Intelligence & Space, a Raytheon Technologies business, announced a new collaboration with SkyGrid, a Boeing, SparkCognition company. SkyGrid will deploy RI&S’ revolutionary next-generation air traffic controller workstation, Multi-platform ATC Re-hosting Solution, or MARS.

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