IATA releases measures to facilitate airspace modernisation and reform in Europe

    IATA outlined (18-Jul-2019) the following measures for the European Commission, European governments and air navigation service providers (ANSP) to address efficiency and environmental issues in European airspace:

    • Reform outdated work practices so that staff can be deployed where they are required and recruit additional staff as needed to fill any gaps;
    • Modernise air traffic management (ATM) infrastructure and implement the ‘Airspace Architecture’ programme;
    • Continue deployment of the ‘Single European Sky ATM Research‘, which airlines have invested in;
    • Empower EUROCONTROL to plan and configure the network to meet the demands of air travellers;
    • Penalise ANSPs which fail to deliver agreed capacity targets under the ‘European Performance and Charging Scheme’. [more – original PR]