Despite the dramatic impacts of COVID-19 on aviation, Europe’s Air Traffic Management (ATM) modernisation is ongoing with a high degree of commitment from all aviation stakeholders, including airport operators. The European Commission has made the Airport Operations Plan (AOP) mandatory in 30 major European airports and has extended the mandatory deployment of SESAR ATM technologies and procedures to 10 additional airports in Europe, within the scope of the Common Project 1 (CP1) Commission Implementing Regulation. Report by Barbora Smolikova
Airports were quick to put in place the necessary sanitary measures to minimise the risk of COVID-19 spread and to regain consumer confidence. To help airports better prepare their recovery, EUROCONTROL, with the support of ACI EUROPE and other industry partners, commissioned an impact assessment study on the implementation of the COVID-19 safety measures on airport performance. Report by Eugene Leeman.
Making a difference and making a case for aviation: EASA programme to monitor the implementation of the EASA-ECDC COVID-19 Aviation Health Safety Protocol
Further to the release of the EASA/ECDC COVID-19 Aviation Health Safety Protocol, EASA has launched a programme to monitor its implementation. European airports and airlines representing around 40% of total European traffic have committed to give feedback on the performance of the health safety measures put in place by airports to restore safe air travel. How is the programme progressing and what are the learnings from it? Report by Ana Dedijer
An interview with Klaus Schaefer, Managing Director, BEUMER Group. By Ross Falconer
An interview with Bob Slade, Airport Operations IT Specialist, EFORSA. By Ross Falconer