Tuesday, January 4, 2011
Airbus Launches ATM Subsidiary
Airbus on Tuesday announced plans to launch a new air traffic management subsidiary, called Airbus ProSky, calling it a "channel through which Airbus will interact and develop ATM programs such as Single European Sky ATM Research (SESAR) in Europe, as well as NextGen in the U.S." The airframer said the new company will help accelerate and support the process of NextGen and SESAR implementation, and link them together by "capitalizing on the technological, operational and commercial synergies."
“With Airbus ProSky we are harnessing the competencies both within Airbus and also from the wider EADS group, to help transform ATM services across the European Union, the U.S. and other countries globally,” says Eric Stefanello, president of Airbus ProSky. “We are complementing the existing skills and business of ATM manufacturers and ANSPs by partnering with key industry players to deliver a global ATM approach, and bring operational, commercial, and environmental benefits to the airline industry."
Last week, Airbus signed a memorandum of understanding with air traffic management (ATM) authorities in China to cooperate on the introduction of ATM technologies and best practices to that country. This will be the first understanding of the new Airbus ProSky, the company said. More