The SESAR Joint Undertaking (JU), EU’s body responsible for the digital transformation of aviation, has recently completed work on several new smart solutions to improve the safety, accessibility and efficiency of Europe’s airports. Florian Guillermet reports.
Future deployment of SESAR technologies by airports: moving to on-time operations based on digital information sharing
The modernisation and digitalisation of Europe’s airspace is essential to ensure better performance and more sustainable operations. As key players in the aviation network, airports have already invested millions of euros to upgrade the European air traffic management system through the deployment of SESAR technologies. Report by Luc Laveyne
Vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) aircraft is a new concept of urban air mobility that enhances connectivity in an innovative way – but not without challenges. The safety challenges VTOL pose require an appropriate regulatory framework. EASA is working closely with aviation stakeholders to facilitate this new technology and the new business models it brings by putting in place the necessary certification requirements. David Solar and Volker Arnsmeier report on EASA’s latest regulatory work on VTOL.
Innovative technology and solutions are at the forefront of every aviation event of recent years. The aviation landscape is changing; more driven by big data, digitalisation and virtualisation are amongst the innovative solutions bringing new perspective to the business. The European Organisation for Civil Aviation Equipment (EUROCAE) and ACI EUROPE are closely cooperating in the standardisation of aviation technologies and their impact on airport operations. Report by Christian Schleifer.
London Heathrow Airport is stepping up its cargo capabilities as it calls on more airlines and freight companies to maximise the use of the hub airport’s quieter schedule, so that the aviation industry can play its part in the economic and social fight against COVID-19.