Successful SESAR 2020 PJ03a validation for Airport Follow the Greens and Optimised Routing
SESAR members recently validated a ground lighting system that provides aircraft and other types of vehicles with easier and safer way to make their way around the airport tarmac, taxiways and runways. The exercise was the validation of the SESAR 2020 PJ03a-01 Surface Management Advanced Routing and Improved Guidance tools for Controllers.
Gate One CEO’s for future of the ATM environment
The Gate One CEO’s met on May 11th in Budapest to discuss high level ATM issues relevant for the Gate One region.
The pseudo-pilot simulation software of the future is being developed through Icelandic-Hungarian cooperation
The Icelandic and Hungarian air navigation service providers expressed their commitment to developing the simulation software, used for training air traffic controllers, through signing a cooperation agreement. Their goal, through mutually beneficial sharing of knowledge, is to create the best pseudo-pilot interface, utilizing Icelandic Air Navigation Service Provider Isavia's technological infrastructure and HungaroControl's industry expertise.
HungaroControl has won Jane’s Air Traffic Control Awards for Remote Tower technology
First Certified Remote Tower for Medium-Capacity Airports, nominated by HungaroControl and Searidge Technologies, has won Jane’s Air Traffic Control Awards in the runway category.  This is the first time HungaroControl has been recognized with this award.
Successful first SESAR 2020 Multiple Remote Tower validation for three airports
“Single” remote tower settings have already been deployed in former projects; however, most significant impacts in cost-effectiveness are to be expected with multiple and/or centre settings. The SESAR 2020 project PJ05 aims to bring the concept of remotely controlling multiple airports to the next maturity level. In November 2017, Frequentis AG, HungaroControl, DLR, and Selex ES GmbH (Leonardo LTP) conducted a first successful validation campaign on “Remote Tower for Multiple airports” in Braunschweig.


Air Traffic Controllers to remotely navigate Budapest Airport’s traffic
As a result of HungaroControl’s latest innovation, the so called Remote Tower system, Budapest Airport (BUD) will be the first among the world’s medium-capacity airports, where the arrival and departure air traffic control can be independent from airport environment.
Satellite navigation at 7 civil and 3 military airports
With 85% funding intensity and as an individual applicant, HungaroControl has been able to secure nearly 700 thousand euros in form of an INEA (Innovations and Networks Executive Agency) grant to carry out its project ‘Implementation of PBN procedures in Hungary (PBN4HU)’. Within the framework of this project performance based navigation (PBN) procedures will be designed for 7 civil and 3 military airports in Hungary. These procedures will enable airspace users to carry out satellite based navigation at those aerodromes. As an additional part of the project, a national GNSS- (GPS, Galileo and GLONASS) signal monitoring network is to be installed as well.
Hungarian-Romanian-Bulgarian Free Route: further decrease in the emission of airplanes
HungaroControl Zrt. and ROMATSA, the Romanian air navigation service provider helped to establish the free route concept in Bulgaria, which allows the free use of Bulgarian airspace from 30th March. Airplanes may freely use the airspace between the defined entry points and exit points without restrictions, even following the shortest route possible. Based on the experience, this results in a decrease of fuel consumption and emissions of airplanes.


Key Customers Meeting and Workshop: industry consultation for safer and more efficient flights in the Hungarian airspace
A professional forum was held in Budapest with the participation of pilots, navigation and ATC experts from five international airlines – Austrian Airlines, easyJet, Etihad, Ryanair and Wizz Air –, the representatives of Budapest Airport and HungaroControl’s air traffic controllers, flight safety and ATM system design specialists. Upon HungaroControl’s initiative, key aviation stakeholders met for the third time to jointly discuss and analyse issues related to increasing flight safety and improving air navigation services, work processes and procedures. The findings of this year’s two-day forum facilitate both the intensification of communication between pilots and air traffic controllers and efficient route and procedure design, and thus make aviation more economical and environmentally friendly in the airspace controlled by Hungarian air traffic controllers.
Budapest 2.0: The international collaboration demonstrating ATM developments with live traffic has been completed
Budapest 2.0, a project with international collaboration has demonstrated the benefits of three technological innovations co-financed by SESAR, the organisation setting the directions for the development of air traffic management in Europe, through real flights. The program has demonstrated the capabilities of solutions supporting continuous descent, the benefits of satellite-based arrival procedures, and the applicability of remote tower control in the vicinity of Budapest Ferenc Liszt International Airport. These demonstrations were evaluated during a professional workshop held in the middle of November at HungaroControl's headquarters. The total budget of the project is nearly EUR 2.5 million, 50 percent of which has been funded by SESAR Joint Undertaking.