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FABEC focuses on critical ATM infrastructure and structural reforms
Functional Airspace Block Europe Central (FABEC) traffic tumbled 57% in 2020 to 2.7 million movements as a result of pandemic restrictions and an unwillingness to travel.
NAV Portugal exports the MARIA project to HungaroControl
NAV Portugal and HungaroControl signed a contract to supply to the Hungarian air navigation service provider (ANSP) the Model of ATM Reality in Action (MARIA), an in-house project developed by NAV.
ENAIRE successfully finishes upgrading entire ATC operational communications network
ENAIRE has successfully completed the deployment and commissioning of the fifth generation of its Air Navigation Data Network (REDAN V).
R-SYS successfully deployed "mydronespace" registration and airspace management service for drone pilots in Hungary
The Slovak company R-SYS Ltd., Subsidiary of ERA, have successfully completed a process of development and deployment of mydronespaceTM system for Hungarian Air Navigation Services HungaroControl.
Wingcopter raises $22M to advance technology leadership in drone delivery, announces serial production
Wingcopter, the German developer, manufacturer and operator of unmanned delivery drones for commercial and humanitarian applications, has secured $22 million in Series A funding.
ENAIRE coordinating unmanned flights for military reconnaissance, surveillance and intelligence system
ENAIRE is coordinating unmanned flights of the PREDATOR military reconnaissance, surveillance and intelligence system with the Air Force. The system is headquartered at the Talavera la Real Air Base in Badajoz.
SkyGrid and SparkCognition Deploy First AI-Powered Cybersecurity System on Drones
SparkCognition, leading industrial artificial intelligence (AI) company, and SkyGrid, a Boeing, SparkCognition company, today announced a new collaboration to deploy AI-powered cybersecurity directly on drones, protecting them from zero-day attacks during flight. Equipped with SparkCognition’s DeepArmor® cybersecurity product, SkyGrid is the first airspace management system to enable drone protection powered by AI.
FABEC incoming board highlight environmental agenda
The new chairman of the CEO Board of Air Navigation Service Providers (ANSPs) of the Functional Airspace Block Europe Central (FABEC) is Alex Bristol, CEO of Skyguide. He sets clear objectives for his term: enhanced environmental focus, a further strengthening of cooperation between FABEC States and between the Functional Airspace Blocks themselves.
Drones still a problem even with little traffic
In 2020, the German air navigation service provider DFS logged fewer reports of interference caused by drones at airports in Germany than in previous years.
ERA provides an extension of its surveillance system for Munich airport
ERA has recently signed contracts to extend its previous MLAT system with seven new ground-based stations (GS) for surface guidance at the Munich International Airport in Germany.