Air Traffic Management - Issue 4 2017

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DISASTER OPERATIONS
How the FAA in the United States rose to the challenge of the recent hurricane and wildfire emergencies, including how both unmanned aircraft systems and NextGen technology proved essential during rescue and relief operations plus how an advanced weather tool that was originally developed by MIT’s Lincoln Laboratory for oceanic airspace helped out with post-hurricane weather advisories

POP UP FLIGHTS
The problem of disruption in arrival management systems caused by pop-up flights is still an unknown quantity but, here, Alexander Vanwelsenaere offers us some insights gained as part of recent research in this field

COVER STORY: THE DIGITAL REVOLUTION
Digitalisation is the technological process to gather, store and make available aviation information in real-time to a broad range of stakeholders. Air Traffic Management discusses the importance of digitalisation as a prerequisite to realising the projected benefits from modernisation efforts. We examine the many issues that digitalisation raises for the ATM industry, such as the demands that future users will make on the airspace as well as the inherent risk of cyber attacks in an increasingly connected landscape

News

Borealis moves closer to full Free Route Airspace; IATA denies bottom-up strategy impacts Single Sky aims; SANS, Indra sign deal to upgrade ATC systems

Efforts to prevent lethal runway incursion must continue; CANSO seeks new strategic vision, driven by new entrants; FABEC partners pioneer joint ILS procurement

iCAS air traffic control system debuts in Karlsruhe; FAA fields prototype UAS airspace authorisation tool; African nations must consult on ATM investment: IATA

ICAO chief urges co-operation on ATFM data sharing; ATCEUC, ETF launch ‘right to strike’ campaign; Belgocontrol debuts upper wind measurement

NASA tech helps orchestrate Charlotte surface ops; Warinsko takes charge of SESAR deployment

NEWS ANALYSIS
Nav Canada is planning a massive radar replacement project across the country over the next decade – the largest capital project it has ever undertaken at a cost of $159 million. But why at a time when it is one of the main investment champions of Aireon, the space-based ADS-B service provider that will allow near real-time aircraft tracking and surveillance over oceans and remote airspaces while providing an additional layer of surveillance redundancy in medium and high density areas?

ANSP FOCUS
Spain’s air navigation service provider has ambitious plans over the next three years. ATM magazine met its operations director Xavier Benavent to learn more about several innovative projects ENAIRE has planned