Addressing European transport ministers in Rome last week, Richard Deakin, the Chief Executive of UK air traffic services provider NATS, urged the European Commission to take a new approach to reforming the continent’s fragmented air traffic network.
A new arrival management system will support air traffic controllers in organizing incoming air traffic at Schiphol Amsterdam Airport. The system is being introduced as part of a cooperation agreement between the German air navigation service provider, DFS Deutsche Flugsicherung, and its Dutch counterpart, Air Traffic Control the Netherlands (LVNL). The new arrival manager will be put into service at the beginning of 2015.
Air traffic control agencies managing some of the busiest and most complex airspace in Europe are demanding that Brussels rethinks the basis on which its Single European Sky vision is anchored. They are claiming that the drop in traffic levels was never foreseen when targets were set in 2005 by the European Commission which reckoned that traffic would increase by 50 per cent by 2020.
SCHIPHOL - Aircraft from and to Schiphol Airport following a route through North Brabant and Flanders can now more often follow a straight line and do not have to avoid the military training area anymore. Air Traffic Control the Netherlands (LVNL) announced this on Monday.
The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration warned on Monday that air travelers should expect "wide-ranging delays" because of staffing cuts at air-traffic control facilities, and the agency is using traffic management plans at airports around the country to address the problem.