LONDON, March 22, 2013 /CNW/ - Last week Air Traffic Management (ATM)
professionals and stakeholders from 107 countries descended upon
Amsterdam for the 23rd ATC Global event. Across the three days, ATC
Global 2013 proved to be the place for participants to conduct business
and address the universal issues affecting the ATM community.
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The truly global representation, with participants present from each
continent in attendance, allowed for frank discussions around
developing new safer, fuel-efficient and cost-effective aircraft
operations to take place whilst innovative solutions on tackling global
issues were shared.
At the ATC Global 2013 conference, speakers painted very different views
of the achievements and challenges facing air navigation services
providers around the world. Some of the highlights included Mukesh
Chand Dangi, General Manager (ATM) Airports Authority of India, who
gave details of the Indian Ocean Strategic Partnership to Reduce
Emissions (INSPIRE) programme where direct city-pair flights have
operated with an average fuel saving per flight (per sector) of 212 kg
for the last year or so. Juan Ayon Alfonso, air navigation sub-director
at IACC (Instituto de Aeronautica Civil de Cuba), the Cuban ANSP, spoke
of plans to acquire new systems to satisfy the implementation of
CAR/SAM ANP and Mauricio Boekhoudt, Strategic Advisor for Aruba Airport
Authority, spoke of the work to introduce ASBU Block 0 in the region -
implementation of PBN and air traffic services inter-facility data
The supplier community was also out in force with more than 150
exhibitors from 28 countries represented including Thales, NITA, WIDE,
Northrop Grumman, Intelcan, Azimut, Leosphere, Vaisala, Moog Fernau,
Barco, Guntermann & Drunck, Era A.S, Comsoft, Korea Airports Corp.,
Tern Systems, Rohde & Schwarz, Nanjing LES Information Technology,
Nanjing NRIET, VNIIRA and many others.
One of the largest delegations to attend ATC Global this year was from
China, with over 70 senior ATM professionals from the CAAC ATMB, the
Hong Kong CAD and all regional Chinese ATM Bureaus present. Mr. Zhao
Fan, Director at the Technical Center CAAC ATMB, commented after his
second ATC Global visit, "It has been extremely important for us to
attend ATC Global to engage with other ATM professionals from across
the world, meet with technology suppliers and participate in key
discussions on the future of the industry and the part China will play
over the next few years."
In addition, for the 3rd year ATC Global ran its Hosted Buyer Programme
that proactively sources international buyers who are actively
procuring ATM technologies and solutions. Participants this year hailed
from ANSPs and Civil Aviation Authorities from more than 17 countries
including Myanmar, Colombia, COCESNA, Afghanistan, Lebanon, Vietnam,
Peru, Argentina, Uruguay, Algeria, Morocco, Zimbabwe, Nepal, Cuba,
Bolivia, Egypt, Rwanda alongside a host of European countries.
"I really appreciate the opportunity I was given to participate in the
ATC Global 2013, this was a unique chance for us to get closer to the
manufacturers and obtain information that is vital for the development
of our countries. The organization of the whole event was impeccable
and I would like to congratulate the team on a job well done," Oscar
Gutierrez Urresti from SABSA, who this year took part in the ATC Global
Hosted Buyer Programme, commented.
For 23 years ATC Global has been the premium meeting place for the
entire ATM community, bringing together the full supply chain and
helping to form new business partnerships between buyers and sellers.
ATC Global 2013 once again confirmed the annual event as the global
place to do business.
"The hosted buyer programme has excelled as always. UBM has gone out of
its way to make sure Adacel could meet with the Chinese delegation
which was very successful. So far Adacel's business development team
has been very pleased with the outcome, this has probably been one of
the busiest first days of the show we have had in years," enthused
James Adams from Adacel.
Tony Bown from Ultra Electronics Network Analytics, highlighted the
high-quality of visitors in attendance at ATC Global this year,
"Visitors to our stand have been of high quality with some good leads
generated. This is our primary exhibition for the ATC Market and so it
is extremely important for us, this year has been very successful."
Notes to Editors:
About ATC Global:
ATC Global 2013 is the place for the international ATM community to do
Founded in 1990, the event brings together buyers and sellers from
across the globe, accelerating the procurement process contributing to
the implementation and deployment of major ATM projects.
The ATC Global team proactively seeks out procurement personnel from
traditionally inaccessible markets who are actively sourcing ATM
products and services, and facilitate buyer-seller meetings for all in
ATC Global is a three day event comprising a world-leading exhibition,
high-level conference programme, hosted buyer scheme, networking
receptions, extensive free educational content and the ATC Global
Excellence Awards and Gala Dinner.
UBM, the organisers of ATC Global, helps businesses make connections,
communicate their proposition and do business effectively throughout
SOURCE: ATC Global
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