The air traffic control (ATC) sector is changing rapidly as mega-trends push forward greater technology adoption. From embedding sensors into the existing hardware to the incorporation of AI into the different functions and convergence of 5G and IoT for seamless communication, there’s a revolution underway in the ATC domain. In the wake of these trends, the air traffic management domain is projected to rise to a CAGR of $17.6 billion by 2030.
The growth is especially driven by the need to enhance aircraft positioning and navigation accuracy. ATC agencies are taking full advantage of 5G technology for improving their air-to-ground connectivity, not to mention the utilisation of automatic dependent surveillance-broadcast (ADS-B) for tracking on-the-ground and in-flight airplanes. Coupled with edge computing and near real-time analytics, 5G is also aptly suited to seamlessly lower the latency while managing complex air traffic.
To put the spotlight on such key developments in the industry, Aerospace and Defense Review illustrates how companies are leveraging the latest technologies to augment the ATC operations and meet the expectations of both ATC personnel and airline passengers. The edition features thought leadership articles from Friedrich-Wilhelm Menge, CTO at DFS, Jorge Pereira, Head of CNS Coordination Unit at EUROCONTROL, and Sarah Leeper, Principal Director for Defense Systems at Draper, who shed light on the innovation in air traffic management, avionics optimisation, and civil-military interoperability, and the role of ATC in the defense paradigm.
In this edition of Aerospace and Defense Review Magazine, we also bring to you the story of some of the top air traffic control solution providers in the Europe that deliver the best outcomes for their clients. In the list, Intradex stands out, particularly for its AirTalk 5000 XD headsets, which bring unprecedented clarity and ease of use into the ATC communication requirements.
Through the following pages, we aim to shine a light on the innovative trends and latest developments in the ATC industry. We would like to know your thoughts.