TOULOUSE, France, 3 April 2015. Bolstering regional collaboration in air traffic flow management (ATFM), International Air Transport Association (IATA), a trade association of the world’s airlines, has engaged Airbus ProSky to help educate Asia-Pacific stakeholders on cross-border ATFM implementation. Air traffic in the region is expected to increase by 5.7 percent annually over the next 10 years, with more than 50 percent of new routes connecting to the region, according to Airbus’ forecast.
During the year-long project, Airbus Prosky professionals will hold a series of workshops throughout the region targeting Air Navigation Service Providers (ANSPs), to develop a common understanding of cross-border ATFM implementation issues and timelines in the region. The project output will be a robust implementation plan for cross-border ATFM in the region, which will guide stakeholders along the same path resulting in an integrated and seamless approach to ATFM.
“This stage of the project complements the excellent work by many organizations and States throughout Asia-Pacific to progress ATFM within the region, and will ultimately provide a global model for the implementation of cross-border ATFM within a seamless airspace block,” explains Blair Cowles, IATA’s regional director, Safety and Flight Operations, Asia Pacific.
The project is a follow up to the Airbus ProSky regional study of ATFM conducted in 2014 which assessed the current state of ATFM throughout the region and outlined recommendations for regional multi-nodal (cross-border) ATFM integration.
“Enhanced regional collaboration will result in not only efficiency benefits, but also enhanced capacity at a time when the region continues to see tremendous growth,” affirms Peter Cabooter, vice president, Customer Affairs for Airbus ProSky. “We are confident that our ATFM expertise will assist the region as it prepares to handle tomorrow’s capacity demands.”
Airbus ProSky, the Air Traffic Management (ATM) subsidiary of Airbus, is dedicated to improving the performance of global ATM. Comprised of recognized subject matter experts and offering intelligent ATM solutions, Airbus ProSky works with stakeholders to maximize efficiency, capacity and environmental sustainability.