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AEROTHAI announced its national aviation system capacity enhancement for flight efficiency

22 April 2016

AEROTHAI looks at population trends, economic and societal shifts, and the changing dynamics of Thai Airline Industry. Our study, from the experts in Air Navigation Service Providers of Thailand, reveals data with planned infrastructure improvements at Thailand National’s aviation industry where future capacity constraints will occur.

Mrs.Sarinee Sangprasit, AEROTHAI President expressed her intent for the new project of National Aviation System Capacity Enhancement, that, in the recent years, Thailand has seen a rapid growth in air traffic demand with the current flight count of more than 800,000 flight movements annually (12% growth in 2015). This sustained growth trend is expected to continue over the upcoming decade, with the expectation that Thailand will see more than one million annual flight movements in five years. To cope with this rapid growth in flight movements and continue serving flight operations under its responsibility safely and efficiently, AEROTHAI is engaging in an initiative to improve the national aviation system capacity, which could include, inter alia, a major redesign of the airspace and route structure, an introduction of advanced CNS infrastructure and operational concepts, major change management in human resource and regulatory framework to ensure a smooth transition to the new design and concept, with the continued engagement and collaboration with other aviation stakeholders.

This project will be based upon working collaboratively with Aviation community in Thailand, as well as ANSPs and DCAs in the region, aiming towards the smooth and seamless ATM operations with optimum capacity and flight efficiency. This project will meet the air traffic demand up to the year 2035.

While this project is at the start, AEROTHAI has been working closely with civil and military authorities on air traffic management under the concept of Flexible Use of Airspace (FUA) to support national security and economic growth. With this new project and the close collaborations with our military stakeholders, there will be the analysis of Prohibited, Restricted and Danger area usage and suggestions on improvement for the optimum use of airspace. In terms of environmental concern, the project will also cover the noise analysis for 37 airports and analysis on aircraft fuel burn and carbon emission.

Finally, AEROTHAI came up with our effort in Recommendations on changes and improvements on the infrastructure (CNS/ATM, fleet equipage, FUA) as well as the Report on benefits of the new airspace design (in terms of safety, capacity, efficiency, environment and access). Then, the Transition Plan including the Timeline and estimated budget, Training Roadmaps for AEROTHAI and stakeholders, and Training courses and/or workshops for all involved stakeholders.

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