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Co-operation agreement between the Hungarian and the Icelandic air navigation service providers

11 March 2015

A partnership agreement was signed by HungaroControl Hungarian Air Navigation Services Pte Ltd. and Isavia, the Icelandic air navigation service provider on March 10, 2015 during the World ATM Congress 2015 exhibition in Madrid. The agreement will coordinate the future research and development (R&D) activities of the two organisations and the joint utilisation of their resources and expertise. This co-operation will provide an appropriate background, in accordance with the requirements of the Single European Sky (SES) programme, to their joint participation in the research and development programs of the EU.

In Madrid, during one of the largest annual showcases of the air transport industry, a co-operation agreement was signed by the Hungarian and Icelandic air navigation service providers on the coordination of their research and development activities. This co-operation will facilitate R&D activities for both companies, especially the study and testing of innovative solutions, the improvement of simulations concomitant with the introduction of new technology, and the development of training packages. The partnership agreement proves that ANS providers operating in two completely different regions can also set up a performance boosting co-operation that supports the expectations of airlines. This agreement is in line with the steps taken by ICAO and the European Commission in the interests of improving the efficiency and optimisation of air navigation in Europe.

"International collaboration and the improvement of innovative capacities are efficient responses to the changes inherent in the rapid increase in air traffic and the challenges posed by European integration. For this end HungaroControl endeavours to form collaborations that allows the partners to learn from each other on several platforms in order to successfully join the Single European Sky ATM Research (SESAR) programme dedicated to implement the future European ATM system," – said HungaroControl CEO, Kornél Szepessy.

"Isavia views the partnership as an opportunity to reinforce research and development in support of the company's marketing effort in ATM technology and consultancy service. The cooperation strengthens both companies in terms of capabilities and allocation of resources" – explained Ásgeir Pálsson, Air Navigation Services Director of Isavia.

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