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More freedom of movement in German airspace

DFS Free Route Airspace (FRA) is now available around the clock in the entire area of responsibility of the DFS Karlsruhe Upper Area Control Centre (UAC).

Aireon and Avinor ANS Announce Space-Based ADS-B for Helicopter Surveillance

Aireon and Avinor Air Navigation Services Announce Utilization of Space-Based ADS-B for Helicopter Surveillance in the North Sea

FREQUENTIS acquires parts of the ATM product segment from L3Harris Technologies

Frequentis AG will acquire the ATM voice communications and arrival management product business from L3Harris Technologies

Norwegian oil rig benefits from FREQUENTIS voice communication system to support critical helicopter flights

Avinor Air Navigation Services will supply the Frequentis IP voice communication system (VCS) for a major oil field in the North Sea.

Skyguide introduces digital authorization for unmanned aerial systems and other special flights

Skyguide and AirMap have launched a digital flight planning and airspace authorisation service for drones and other special flights.

FREQUENTIS and Bayanat support Dubai Air Navigation Services

FREQUENTIS and Bayanat to support Dubai Air Navigation Services with airport contingency plans.

Skyguide expands collaboration with FREQUENTIS to advance its Virtual Centre strategy

Skyguide’s Virtual Centre strategy will renew and transform its communications infrastructure, moving away from individual, siloed systems to a fully software driven IT system.

ENAIRE will invest 127 million euros in 2021 to transform itself technologically

The Board of Directors of ENAIRE, have approved the 2021 Operational Plan, which intends to invest 127.1 million euros this year.

Isavia ANS Announces Successful Deployment of Aireon’s Space-Based ADS-B

Isavia ANS announces successful implementation of Aireon’s space-based Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) system.

Wingcopter joins Flying Labs Network to support locally led drone delivery projects

Wingcopter has joined forces with the Flying Labs Network.

ENAIRE successfully completes a simulation of severe unplanned incidents

ENAIRE conducted a drill at the Seville Control Centre to test its response protocols in the event of a catastrophic situation.

DFS, NATS and skyguide discuss digitalisation as the future of ATM

ATM attended a virtual discussion including DFS, skyguide and NATS, considering the technological future of ANSPs in Europe.

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Air Traffic Management Issue 1 2021

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ATM Awards 2020

The winners of the 2020 ATM Awards are in! Read on to see who they are and watch our virtual awards ceremony.

PrecisionHawk Forms Alliance With American Tower

Multi-year Alliance Combines PrecisionHawk’s Autonomous Drone Flight and AI-Powered Analytics Software to Improve the Safety, Efficiency, and Economics of Wireless Infrastructure Inspections

EUROCAE & EUROCONTROL strengthen cooperation in aviation standards development

EUROCONTROL and EUROCAE concluded a new Memorandum of Cooperation (MoC) between the two organisations.

SESAR JU kicks off urban air mobility research project GOF 2.0

The SESAR JU project "GOF 2.0 Integrated Urban Airspace Validation", with a consortium of 13 members, will focus on the safe, secure, and sustainable integration of unmanned aerial vehicle and air taxi operations in urban airspace and kicked-off at the end of January.

DFS - Making air traffic more efficient and environmentally friendly

DFS - Connecting meteorological data more effectively with operational data from airports

Airports Authority of India goes Live with Aireon System

Airports Authority of India goes Live with Aireon System, Providing the Highest Safety Standards for Air Travel in the Region

Latvia enhances pilot briefing services with FREQUENTIS

Latvian Air Navigation Services, Latvijas Gaisa Satiksme (LGS) selected Frequentis California to enhance its pilot briefing services to increase flight planning efficiency and safety, as well as ease of use for pilots.

Thales and H3 Dynamics provide real-time tracking for drone traffic control in low-altitude airspace

H3 Dynamics and Thales jointly trialled a real-time autonomous drone flight monitoring system in an urban environment in Singapore in December, 2020.

How to access KVM systems over IP at any time and from anywhere with G&D

RemoteAccess-GATE, from KVM manufacturers Guntermann & Drunck (G&D) enables their customers to remotely operate KVM systems via LAN, WAN and the Internet.

FABEC focuses on critical ATM infrastructure and structural reforms

Functional Airspace Block Europe Central (FABEC) traffic tumbled 57% in 2020 to 2.7 million movements as a result of pandemic restrictions and an unwillingness to travel.

NAV Portugal exports the MARIA project to HungaroControl

NAV Portugal and HungaroControl signed a contract to supply to the Hungarian air navigation service provider (ANSP) the Model of ATM Reality in Action (MARIA), an in-house project developed by NAV.

ENAIRE successfully finishes upgrading entire ATC operational communications network

ENAIRE has successfully completed the deployment and commissioning of the fifth generation of its Air Navigation Data Network (REDAN V).

R-SYS successfully deployed "mydronespace" registration and airspace management service for drone pilots in Hungary

The Slovak company R-SYS Ltd., Subsidiary of ERA, have successfully completed a process of development and deployment of mydronespaceTM system for Hungarian Air Navigation Services HungaroControl.

Wingcopter raises $22M to advance technology leadership in drone delivery, announces serial production

Wingcopter, the German developer, manufacturer and operator of unmanned delivery drones for commercial and humanitarian applications, has secured $22 million in Series A funding.

ENAIRE coordinating unmanned flights for military reconnaissance, surveillance and intelligence system

ENAIRE is coordinating unmanned flights of the PREDATOR military reconnaissance, surveillance and intelligence system with the Air Force. The system is headquartered at the Talavera la Real Air Base in Badajoz.

SkyGrid and SparkCognition Deploy First AI-Powered Cybersecurity System on Drones

SparkCognition, leading industrial artificial intelligence (AI) company, and SkyGrid, a Boeing, SparkCognition company, today announced a new collaboration to deploy AI-powered cybersecurity directly on drones, protecting them from zero-day attacks during flight. Equipped with SparkCognition’s DeepArmor® cybersecurity product, SkyGrid is the first airspace management system to enable drone protection powered by AI.

FABEC incoming board highlight environmental agenda

The new chairman of the CEO Board of Air Navigation Service Providers (ANSPs) of the Functional Airspace Block Europe Central (FABEC) is Alex Bristol, CEO of Skyguide. He sets clear objectives for his term: enhanced environmental focus, a further strengthening of cooperation between FABEC States and between the Functional Airspace Blocks themselves.