Hungarian air navigation services provider HungaroControl has signed an agreement with Icelandic air navigation service provider Isavia to initiate future research and development (R&D) and for the joint utilisation of their resources and expertise.
This initiative will provide the necessary background to both the organisations, in accordance with the requirements of the Single European Sky (SES) programme.
The SES programme was launched by the European Commission in 1999 and its primary aim was to meet future capacity and safety needs of European airspace through legislation.
The programme was primarily aimed at establishing targets in key areas of safety, network capacity, effectiveness and environmental impact.
With the current co-operation, the two countries hope to study and test innovative solutions, to improve simulations concomitant with the introduction of new technology and to develop training packages.
HungaroControl CEO Kornél Szepessy said: "International collaboration and the improvement of innovative capacities are efficient responses to the changes inherent in the rapid increase in air traffic and the challenges posed by European integration.
"For this end HungaroControl endeavours to form collaborations that allows the partners to learn from each other on several platforms in order to successfully join the Single European Sky ATM Research (SESAR) programme dedicated to implement the future European ATM system."
Air Navigation Services Director of Isavia Ásgeir Pálsson said: "Isavia views the partnership as an opportunity to reinforce research and development in support of the company's marketing effort in ATM technology and consultancy service. The cooperation strengthens both companies in terms of capabilities and allocation of resources."
Image: The co-operation between the two countries will help to improve simulations concomitant with the introduction of new technology. Photo: courtesy of HungaroControl.