The air traffic situation over the airspace in Poland has been highlighted with the installation of the enhanced tactical flow management system (ETFMS) entry node in Warsaw by the Air Navigation Service Provider of Poland (PANSA).

Aimed at facilitating an increase in efficiency and traffic volume in Polish airspace, the ETFMS also helps in improving accuracy and enhancing predictability of air traffic in the European air space.

The system collects up-to-date air traffic position data, along with a flight plan from across Europe and adjacent airspace, which helps in creating an overview of traffic in these regions. This helps in getting an accurate correlation of the air situation that increases traffic prediction precision.

"The new system will also offer users benefits such as a reduction in delays, lower overall operational costs for airlines and environment benefits."

Poland is surrounded by six countries and is considered to be a gateway to the east for en-route air traffic from central and northern Europe, which makes it important for efficient use of airspace.

The country has seen a constant increase in tourist numbers since 2010, with 2013 recording an 11% increase.

The new system will also offer users benefits such as a reduction in delays, lower overall operational costs for airlines and environment benefits through reduced emissions from improved real-time availability in ETFMS.

The company’s network manager in Brussels is collecting surveillance and flight plan data for flights throughout Europe to create more accurate traffic reports to balance capacity and demand. The entry nodes are responsible for collecting data from air traffic control centres and distributing them to Eurocontrol.

A total of 31 countries currently use ETFMS entry nodes.