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Groupe ADP : un retour à la normale entre 2024 et 2027 ?


Le groupe ADP gérant les aéroports parisiens a présenté hier une perte nette de 543 millions d’euros au premier semestre, contre un bénéfice de 250 millions d’euros l’année dernière. Son PDG ne voit pas le trafic revenir au niveau d’avant la pandémie de Covid-19 avant la période entre 2024 et 2027. (source: Air Journal July 2020)

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Guidelines for a healthy passenger experience at airports


Today ACI Europe published these guidelines for airports.

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‘With these new Guidelines for a Healthy Passenger Experience at Airports, ACI EUROPE is responding and taking stock of the new reality resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic. This pandemic has in a matter of weeks caused a global crisis of unprecedented proportions. Aviation has found itself amongst the most exposed sectors, with air connectivity having literally collapsed – impacting tourism, supply chains, regional development, jobs and livelihoods.

Our purpose in creating these comprehensive Guidelines is to complement the joint EASA and ECDC COVID-19 Aviation Health Safety Protocol by elaborating on what airports need to consider and do to implement the changes necessary to restart operations. They provide practical step-by-step guidance to airports based on a “new normal”, reviewing all possible actions, methodologies, technologies and implications.”

Preliminary results of the SESAR Deployment Manager’s survey on the impact of COVID-19 on ATM modernisation


At the end of last month, SESAR Deployment Manager launched its survey to Implementing Partners to garner a more precise picture, in the current context, of the challenges faced by the European ATM Community as well as the efforts made towards the delivery of a modern, more performant, environmental-friendly and scalable ATM system. Moreover, this survey also aimed at identifying key practical solutions to mitigate, as much as possible, the impact of this crisis on implementation projects.

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We are stronger together – statement from SESAR Deployment Manager on the COVID-19 crisis


The COVID-19 pandemic impacts the aviation industry with devastating strength. Aviation bears the brunt of the measures taken to contain this pandemic. As members of society, we welcome strong policies taken to protect our families & fellow citizens. Our lives have been disrupted, but we must show solidarity and civic responsibility.

SESAR Deployment Manager is working hard to remain operational and offer civil & military airports, airlines, ANSPs & all deployment professionals sustainable assistance and ensure continuity of ATM modernization.

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Aeroporti di Roma improves efficiency of airport operations through SESAR


Through the support of ACI EUROPE’s SESAR Related Deployment Airport Grouping (SDAG), Aeroporti di Roma (ADR), the operator of Rome Fiumicino and Ciampino airports, is participating in EU-funded projects that are deploying SESAR solutions. The aim is to streamline airports operations and, ultimately, offer a better passenger experience. Luc Laveyne sits down with ADR to hear their impressions of the work done so far.

Aeroporti di Roma (ADR) and the Italian air navigation service provider (ENAV), together with the EUROCONTROL Network Manager, organised a conference on the impact of Air Traffic Flow Management delays on passengers and on operations at airports on 20 June in Rome. It was the first time that Italian operational stakeholders gathered together to discuss how to overcome and mitigate airspace congestion. It soon became clear that solutions for additional capacity will – at least in the mid-term (3-5 years) – mainly come from the SESAR programme. The SESAR programme is the technological pillar of the Single European Sky, the European Commission’s flagship project that aims to modernise and increase the efficiency of air traffic management (ATM) in Europe. SESAR spans from the ATM Masterplan, through to the research and development ATM solutions via public-private partnerships and on to the deployment of SESAR technology and procedures by airlines, airport operators and air navigation service providers (ANSPs) – coordinated by the industrial partnership, the SESAR Deployment Alliance.

Ivan Bassato (Executive Vice President Operations of ADR for Rome Fiumicino and Rome Ciampino airports) and Maurizio Paggetti (Chief Operations Officer of ENAV) spoke with Luc Laveyne about how the deployment of SESAR technologies is a great benefit to ADR.

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