|Frank Brenner, director general of Eurocontrol with Tenente Brigadeiro do Ar Carlos Vuyk de Aquino, director general of the Brazilian Department of Airspace Control (DECEA) at ATC Global 2015. Photo: Eurocontrol
[Avionics Today 10-09-2015] The Brazilian Department of Airspace Control (DECEA) and Eurocontrol have signed an agreement to enhance cooperation in two key areas: support for capacity management and exchange of operational flight data between the two regions.
The agreement involves the exchange of updated flight plan data, airport arrival and departure planning information, flight profile data for flights between the two regions, and cooperation in the area of performance measurement as well as in the area of Airport Collaborative Decision Making (ACDM). It also looks to provide support services for DECEA through Eurocontrol’s Maastricht Upper Area Control Centre (MUAC) on capacity management, human resource management and operational tools and processes
Extension of data exchange between Europe and the South American continent looks to enable a higher level of predictability and improved information for air traffic flow management purposes and will ensure that ANSPs and airports are able to better anticipate traffic. Moreover, this agreement will ensure that strong links are established between regional ATFM units in support of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) Global Air Navigation Plan contributing to globally interoperable systems and data.