Avinor implements new North Atlantic system

Norway’s Avinor has deployed a new air traffic management system to handle increasing en route traffic in the North Atlantic.

Avinor has experienced a strong growth in en-route traffic, both in Norwegian airspace and in the NAT region. For the last three years alone, traffic has increased with around 20 per cent.

The new system is scalable and tailor-made to handle air traffic services in oceanic areas and can now provide customers in the NAT region new and improved services, compliant with NAT-region requirements and EU Implementing Rules.

It also allows a high level of automation in the communications between flight crews and air traffic controllers with datalink services, such as Controller Pilot Datalink Communication (CPDLC), Oceanic Clearance (OCL) and Automatic Dependent Surveillance Contract (ADS-C). Interaction between neighbouring sectors, such as Iceland, will also be automated via online data interchange (OLDI).

The new system is also highly scalable to meet future operational requirements and features functionality to support SESAR initiatives.

The system is provided by Adacel whose chief executive Seth Brown said: “We are very pleased to provide this new system to Avinor and to support them as they commission it into operational service. Norway becomes the latest country to use our Aurora ATM technology which is in operation today in oceanic airspaces controlled by Fiji, France, Iceland, New Zealand, Portugal and the United States. We look forward to a long and successful relationship with Avinor”

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