During the last few days, one of the most significant developments at HungaroControl has commenced: the upgrade of the company’s air navigation and voice communication systems. As of today and following yesterday’s successful changeover, air traffic controllers will deliver services in the Hungarian and upper-airspace of Kosovo from HungaroControl’s contingency control center.
In 2019, the air traffic controllers of HungaroControl were responsible for safely managing more than one million flights; the most notable growth occurred in Kosovo’s upper airspace where controllers managed 23 percent more flights than the previous year. Charged with managing air traffic in Hungary, we did not only set a record in service volume, but also in financial performance. Preliminary data reveals a projected annual revenue of HUF 37 billion for 2019.
Digitalising tower operations is a fundamental change for the air traffic management industry; however its benefits relating to resilience and safety continue to be proven. In 2017, HungaroControl launched remote tower operations at Budapest Ferenc Liszt International Airport. In doing so, we became the first air navigation service provider (ANSP) to be operationally certified to provide tower services without restrictions using a remote tower at a medium-capacity airport
The venue for the 10th SESAR Innovation Days (SIDs) has been announced: HungaroControl will be hosting the next SESAR Innovation Days in Budapest, end of 2020. The aim is to showcase results from European exploratory research in air traffic management (ATM) and to discuss how to advance concepts towards industrial research through the SESAR innovation pipeline.