The segmentation of European airspace into separate national regions has been a controversial issue within the European Union for years and one that has been discussed heatedly and at length. The reason? Traffic control boundaries contingent on national borders prohibit an efficient flow of air traffic.
Whenever entering a new airspace, pilots must adhere to a new set of regulations. It is the intention of Single European Sky (SES) to move European air traffic forward – breaking from the individually controlled, single-nation air space policies and creating efficient airspace blocks: providing greater safety, better functionality and increased airspace capacity.
Presently, a variety of control systems in place within individual national borders dampen the flow of air traffic across Europe. Air traffic systems in other parts of the world, such as the Gulfstream region, have improved their service in terms of punctuality, productivity and safety. They have been steadily able to develop their competitive edge; an advantage Europe may well lose out on if it neglects to develop its own successful solutions for efficient air traffic flow.
The panel discussion „Infrastructure 2: In the Sky“, moderated by Nils Haupt, Senior Director of Corporate Communications at Hapag-Lloyd AG, will be joined by Oliver Wagner (Eurowings) , Michael Engel (BDF) and Pete Curran (IATA) at the Aviation-Event on May 4th. These aviation experts will be taking a closer look at the prevailing national airspace boundary concept as well as viable solutions for eliminating and reducing airspace congestion and flight delays in future. The future implementation of SES performance targets and also the possibility of a decline in air traffic due to recent Middle Eastern developments in Turkey and the Gulf region are also topics scheduled for discussion.
More about Single European Sky a Aviation-Event on May 4th:
INFRASTRUCTURE II: IN THE SKY
Single European Sky: What is the national concept to support this major project? How can Europe and Germany fght best against the foreseeable airspace congestions and delays? SES performance targets have not been achieved since years. Will trafc fows be shifted to Turkey and the Gulf region as a result of inefcient ATM in Europe? What do Europe and Germany do against such developments?
with Oliver Wagner, CEO Eurowings; Dr. Michael Engel, Managing Director, BDF; Pete Curran, Assistant Director, Air Trafc Management Infrastructure, IATA
Moderator: Nils Haupt, Senior Director Corporate Communications, Hapag-Lloyd