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FABEC States endorse long-term commitment to FABEC and Switzerland holds presidency in 2021

The Functional Airspace Block Europe Central (FABEC) States have appointed the Swiss Confederation as FABEC Council presidency, taking over the yearly rotating chairmanship from the Kingdom of the Netherlands.

Nokia Shanghai Bell to deploy next-generation network for Airport Authority Hong Kong

Nokia Shanghai Bell today announced that Airport Authority Hong Kong (AAHK) will deploy a new, high-bandwidth, mission-critical Nokia IP/MPLS network to support tower operations at Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA).

ATI Boeing Accelerator Announces the 10 Startups Joining its Second Cohort

The latest startups to join the ATI Boeing Accelerator have been announced today with 10 companies joining the programme. The startups for the second cohort were selected from nearly 200 applications

Verizon, UPS, and Skyward announce connected drone delivery

Skyward, A Verizon company, and UPS Flight Forward announced at CES 2021 collaborative efforts to deliver retail products with drones connected to Verizon 4G LTE, as well as 5G testing and integration for delivery.

ENAV AWARDED CONTRACT IN COLOMBIA

ENAV, through its subsidiary IDS AirNav – global provider of aeronautical information management systems – has been awarded a contract worth 1.95 million euro in Colombia to provide the Colombian air navigation service provider (UAEAC

First military Remote Digital Tower in the United States completes Systems Operation and Verification Test

The Frequentis Remote Digital Tower (RDT) system for the DoD has been installed, configured for use, and is currently under assessment. RDT provides military air traffic controllers with an enhanced, digital “out-the-window” view incorporating a

Air traffic back down to 1980s levels

The volume of air traffic in Germany has more than halved as a result of the coronavirus crisis. DFS Deutsche Flugsicherung GmbH recorded a total of 1.46 million take-offs, landings and overflights under instrument flight

Russia developing technology to integrate drones into common airspace

On December 21, 2020 the technical design stage of the Russian Unmanned aircraft system Traffic Management (RUTM1) was completed and the project team demonstrated the UAV’s onboard module and the operability of various services for UAV, including the service for automatic conflict resolution in real time.

FREQUENTIS: ATM successes for ATRiCS

With the acquisition of 51% of ATRiCS Advanced Traffic Solutions GmbH in April 2020, Frequentis followed its growth path by further expanding into the tower automation sector. ATRiCS joined the Frequentis Group shortly after the corona pandemic had brought passenger air traffic almost to a standstill but, despite the challenges, significant successes were achieved.

Pop-Up Unmanned Traffic Management Successfully Demonstrated

Altitude Angel, Unmanned Traffic Management (UTM) technology provider, Inmarsat, global mobile satellite communications, and A-techSYN, manufacturer of next generation Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs), have announced the successful conclusion of drone test flights using their jointly developed Pop-Up UTM platform.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Solace Technology helps the FAA streamline data flow

The United States Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is using Solace’s market-leading event streaming and management platform to efficiently collect and distribute the real-time information required to power their NextGen Weather Systems.

ATCA Annual is in full swing

ATCA Annual is now underway, although in a substantially different format, 100% virtual. ATM is covering the show and will bring you coverage of any news and highlights from the general and educational sessions.

Rohde & Schwarz delivers IP-based ATC communications to Thailand

Rohde & Schwarz has been awarded a contract by Aeronautical Radio of Thailand (AEROTHAI) to deliver voice over IP (VoIP) capable air traffic control (ATC) communications and a remote monitoring and control solution (RCMS) from its CERTIUM portfolio.

Rohde & Schwarz offers full IP solutions for the modernization of US Airspace

ATCA Annual: Rohde & Schwarz USA, Inc. introduces CERTIUM, an advanced IP based ATC communications suite that constitutes a one-stop-shop for an ATC communications system

2020 ATM Awards Shortlist

Announcing ATM Awards 2020 Shortlist candidates

ENAIRE promotes the digital exchange of aviation information in Europe with EUROCONTROL

ENAIRE became the first air navigation manager in Europe to connect its systems to EUROCONTROL through the continental communications network called NewPENS (PanEuropean Network Services).

Thales highlights the challenges facing drone safety

ATM spoke with Todd Donovan, Vice President of Airspace Mobility Solutions at Thales USA as a follow on their recent announcement that to integrate new and existing infrastructure into a cloud-based traffic management software as a service (SaaS) platform supporting users at the Grand Sky network operations facility near Grand Forks, North Dakota.

EUROCAE and GUTMA sign Memorandum of Understanding

The Global UTM Association (GUTMA) and EUROCAE have come together to support one another in creating a greater contribution to the development and promotion of industry standards for UTM and U-Space.

Belgian Air Force accepts Rohde & Schwarz communications system with red/black separation

After several weeks of intensive testing with the Belgian Armed Forces, Rohde & Schwarz recently passed a site acceptance test for a voice communications system with red/black separation, delivered to the Belgian Ministry of Defense (MoD).

Fallback solutions evolving towards new opportunities

ATM recently spoke with 42 Solutions about its fallback solution Merlin. How it’s being used in live applications now and how it might evolve in the future.

Skyward in motion:  providing end-to-end drone support 

ATM recently had the opportunity to speak with Skyward to better understand their portfolio of solutions. Although many people know that Skyward is a part of Verizon, you may not know that it started as a venture-backed startup looking to bring parallels from aviation to drones.

Nokia Expands Aviation Presence

Nokia seems to be doing a good job at transitioning its technology and lessons learned within the Telecoms and IT sector into the Aviation sector. It only stands to reason that these technologies that have already been adopted in many other forms of transportation and public safety would ultimately make their way into this sector.