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Contract on the Feasibility Study for the Baltic FAB signed
Mr Krzysztof Banaszek, Polish Air Navigation Services Agency (PANSA) President, signed the Contract on July 19, 2010 with Mr Michael Shorthose, Managing Director of Helios Technology Limited, on the performance of the Feasibility Study for the establishment of the Baltic Functional Airspace Block (Baltic FAB) (Project No 2008-EU-40006-S).
More partners join the SESAR family
The SESAR Joint Undertaking (SJU) endorsed 13 associate partners to contribute to the SESAR work programme. Among others, the Boeing company, Thales Australia, the Polish Air Navigation Services Agency and the Moroccan Airports Authority (ONDA) will from now on participate in the work programme.
Partnership with all relevant aviation players in the modernisation of the European air traffic management is the key principle of SESAR (Single European Sky ATM Research).
ASH CLOUD IMPACTS GLOBAL TRAFFIC
Global air traffic during April dropped by 2.3% as a result of the Ash cloud crisis.
North European ANSPs were generally hit worst, with airspace closures leading to significant reductions in air traffic. The crisis will add additional pressure on many ANSPs, but particularly ISAVIA, which has controlled fewer movements for several months.
Other regions appear to have been less affected by the ash crisis, with Airservices Australia, ATNS South Africa, the FAA, and State ATM Corporation of Russia, among others, reporting growth.
EUROCONTROL: Volcanic Ash - chronology of events
Discover in detail what happened during this critical event, which airspaces were closed by States and when, and how EUROCONTROL reacted.
On 14 April 2010, the EUROCONTROL Central Flow Management Unit (known as the CFMU) received the first messages relating to the volcanic eruption in Iceland, and indicating possible consequences on European air traffic.