Subscribe Free
in ATM & Regulatory

NATS' white paper opens up ATM alliance debate

Posted 7 October 2015 · Add Comment

Air traffic navigation services provider NATS has released a seven-page white paper aimed at widening the debate over the need for collaboration and co-operation to ease the Middle East's air capacity dilemma. Entitled 'The Case For Alliances In Air Traffic Management,' the white paper explores six existing alliances, either in or very close to the ATM sector. Those in the spotlight are the Star Alliance, Borealis, Eurocontrol, GE/SNECMA, A6 and Functional Airspace Blocks.

“Each was set up to do something specific and each is ground breaking in its own way, delivering value to the alliance members that they could not achieve by working alone,” said John Swift, Director, NATS Middle East. (pictured right)
The white paper also looks at the alliance rationale and lessons learnt from others and has advice on how to discover and build critical value from alliances.
Written from a stand point that strategic alliances offer many opportunities for growth, the paper admits a concept will require a considerable industry mind-shift. ”The Air Traffic Management industry, traditionally the purview of States and somewhat insulated from market fluctuations, is a key player in supporting the growth in air travel, and the prosperity this brings. By definition then, ATM has the potential to limit the realisation of that prosperity by being inflexible, reactive or too introspective. Much of the work put in place by institutions like ICAO is aimed at a network enabled future for ATM, requiring a paradigm shift in the way that Air Navigation Service Providers operate – and co-operate.”
NATS says it wants the white paper to widen the debate in a region where the ATM industry has been discussing collaboration and co-operation for some time.
“We in the industry know what the answers are, we just need to get them into action,” said Swift. He added that the issue now needed to be on the political agenda of the region. “We have identified the challenges, now it’s time to get things done,” he said.
“In the paper we are putting forward some models for working better together and outline the benefits of working collaboratively. We hope it will further open up the issue.”
Swift said NATS is hoping the white paper becomes essential reading for ASNPs and regulatory authorities pledging it would be taking copies to its meetings around the region as a “leave behind.”
The white paper can be downloaded at: http://www.nats.aero/news/events/atcglobal2015


 

* required field

Post a comment

Other Stories
Advertisement
Latest News

Emirates and Flydubai celebrate six months of successful partnership

Emirates and Flydubai has revealed strong passenger numbers for the first six months of their partnership.

Etihad Aviation Group launches initiatives to commemorate the Year of Zayed

Etihad Aviation Group has unveiled its extensive Year of Zayed initiatives which are set to be launched throughout 2018.

Emirates renews its support to Mauritius and Seychelles

Emirates has announced its renewed support to Mauritius and the Seychelles by extending its global marketing agreement with the respective Tourism Boards of the two countries.

Flydubai announces direct flights to Helsinki

Flydubai has announced services to Finlandís capital, Helsinki.

Oman Air unveils First Class suite at Arabian Travel Market

Oman Air unveiled the new First Class Mini Suite of its Dreamliner 787 -9 fleet, at the Arabian Travel Market, a key travel and tourism event taking place from 22-25 April, held in Dubai.

Global standards, collaboration are key to future of ground handling

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has highlighted three key priorities for the ground handling industry to support the growing demand for air travel: harmonizing global standards to improve safety, improving

TAA SK0902311218
See us at
Cargo BT1004091018AirportShow BT1502090518MEBAA BT1004121218ArabianTravelMkBT250418GATM BT1004061118Istanbul Airshow BT22018EBACE 2018BIAS BT271017161118SOFEX BT2018Global Aerospace BT2018ASDubai BT1004091018