A declaration on the full implementation of the Single European Sky (SES) was signed in Brussels by Europe's leading aviation stakeholders. Signatories are calling for a unified air navigation network that fully meets traffic challenges through the use of new technologies, guarantees the highest possible level of safety, reduces its environmental impact caused by the flights, as well as cyber-security risks can be mitigated.
Until June of this year, one hundred aircraft at Budapest Ferenc Liszt International Airport had to interrupt final approach on a request by air traffic controllers or pilot's decision. By the end of the year it is likely that the record of the so called go-around procedure will break. Aborted landing itself does not mean an emergency, but requires special attention from air traffic controllers of HungaroControl.
Gate One coordination platform - CEOs of thirteen ANSPs - agreed on common positions on the Airspace Architecture Study and the Report of Wise Persons Group. Both these documents will play a crucial role in shaping future Single European Sky legislation package, which is to be prepared by the European Commission. Gate One also agreed that they support high level structural changes in European ATM and consider it an opportunity to which they would like to contribute in a constructive manner. Gate One partners will continue to closely collaborate within CANSO Europe to its advocacy activity, as they constitute a substantial part of its membership.
Along with growing air traffic worldwide, the number of flights requiring critical action is also increasing. HungaroControl’s air traffic controllers provided safe guidance for nearly two hundred fifty thousand aircraft in the first four months of 2019 – with a growing number of unforeseen incidents.
A two-day research workshop took place in Budapest from 14-15 May to examine the positive and negative effects of fragmentation on air traffic management. Academics and stakeholders from all areas of the aviation industry gathered for a mutual exchange of ideas at the Hungarian Academy of Sciences.