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.
An agreement between the Director of AZANS, Farhan Guliyev, and the Chief Executive Officer of HungaroControl, Kornél Szepessy on the implementation of Eurasia-Europe digital backbone for the exchange and storage of aeronautical data was signed at the 2019 Dubai Airshow. The agreement is the result of a fruitful cooperation between AZANS and HungaroControl, which is aimed at the active development of air navigation and the introduction of innovative technologies in Azerbaijan.
Opportunities for commercial application of drone technology, the forthcoming EU regulation, research and development activities for autonomous vehicles were discussed at the drone conference in Budapest today. Key international players in the industry, state decision makers, the private sector and the startup sector were also present at the event.