Airspace Issue 28 - Quarter 1, 2015

This edition of Airspace reflects the theme of World ATM Congress 2015 – "Smart Choices in a Challenging Environment".

We look at the challenge of ensuring adequate funding of infrastructure improvements. And, in an interview with Airspace, Marion Blakey argues that we need more effective communication with governments regarding the consequences of failing to modernise ATM.

Remote technology is playing an ever increasing role in ATM. We examine the impact of remote tower technology; and Airways New Zealand shares its ideas for the integration of remotely piloted aircraft systems (RPAS) into airspace.

We look at the importance of performance-based navigation (PBN) and preview the new CANSO PBN Best Practice Guide for ANSPs which will help ANSPs tackle the complexities of PBN implementation.

Teri Bristol talks about how the FAA is managing the challenge of effectively collaborating with all stakeholders, particularly on complex programmes such as NextGen.

Kate Snow from Helios examines the difficult choices regarding the size of organisations and economies of scale.

We explore the challenges for ATM in the Middle East and what needs to be done to resolve the problems of congested and fragmented airspace. One constraint is the large amount of airspace reserved for military use and in another article we see what lessons other regions can learn from civil/military collaboration in Europe.

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