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IHS Markit Reveals Shortlist for Jane’s ATC Awards

25 January 2018

Judges for the Jane's Air Traffic Control Awards 2018 have shortlisted entries and allocated categories.

LONDON (25 January 2018) – IHS Markit (Nasdaq: INFO), a world leader in critical information, analytics and solutions, today revealed the shortlisted entries for the Jane’s ATC Awards 2018.

“The shortlist for the 2018 ATC Awards reflects the spirit of collaboration and innovation in the air traffic management (ATM) community, not just among air navigation services providers but also airlines, airport operators, regulators and government ministries,” said Ben Vogel, editor of Jane’s Airport Review by IHS Markit.

“We look forward to announcing the winners during World ATM Congress, when the aviation sector has the chance to applaud major achievements in making airspace safer, more efficient and greener,” Vogel said.

The winners of the ATC Awards will be announced on 6 March at an awards ceremony during the World ATM Congress 2018 in Madrid. The Jane’s ATC Awards ceremony will be open to all visitors of the show. To register for the tradeshow visit: janes.com/ATCAwards.

Below is a summary of shortlisted entries. More information on all nominations, including those shortlisted, will be published online at ihsairport360.com and in the March 2018 edition of Jane's Airport Review.

Enabling Technology Award – for contributions to enhanced capacity and safety

Bologna University and project partners - Resilient Synthetic Vision for Advanced Control Tower ANS Provision (RETINA) project

EUROCONTROL Maastricht UAC and Slovenia Control – ATM Data as a Service (ADaaS)

FAA and The MITRE Corporation - National Airspace System Operations Dashboard (NOD)

¾ Unifly nv - Unmanned Traffic Management (UTM) platform

Environment Award - to recognize work on ‘green’ ATM concepts

Austro Control, BHANSA, Croatia Control, Slovenia Control, and SMATSA - South East Common Sky Initiative Free Route Airspace (SECSI FRA)

DECEA – Flexible Use of Airspace in Brazilian Air Force Academy training areas

DSNA in partnership with EUROCONTROL - European wake vortex recategorisation (RECAT EU)

Swedavia - environmental analysis of flight operations by LFV

Runway Award - for safety and efficiency on the runway and final approach

LFV Air Navigation Services - Runway Incursion Prevention Programme (RIPP)

Network Manager Safety Improvement Sub Group (SISG) - development of the European Action Plan for the Prevention of Runway Incursions (EAPPRI) v3.0

Searidge Technologies Inc and HungaroControl Zrt - first certified remote tower for medium-capacity airports

UFA, Inc and Israel Airports Authority - realistic emergency team co-ordination training

Service Provision Award - for contributions to safe and efficient airspace

Aviation Capacity Resources AB – tailor-made terminal air navigation services (T-ANS)

FAB CE Aviation Services – FAB CE common equipment procurement programme

NAV CANADA – full deployment of Common Hardware Integration Platform (CHIP)

NUAC – introduction of Joint Programme Office (JPO) for Danish-Swedish FAB

Technology Award - reflecting significant contributions by equipment and systems suppliers

DFS Deutsche Flugsicherung GmbH and Indra Sistemas - iTEC Center Automation System (iCAS)

Frequentis AG with partners MUAC and DSNA - FABEC N-VCS live operations at MUAC

Inmarsat Aviation - SwiftBroadband-Safety satellite communications platform for the flight deck

NITA, LLC - ATM automation system for Krasnoyarsk Consolidated ATM Centre

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About IHS Markit (www.ihsmarkit.com)

IHS Markit (Nasdaq: INFO) is a world leader in critical information, analytics and solutions for the major industries and markets that drive economies worldwide. The company delivers next-generation information, analytics and solutions to customers in business, finance and government, improving their operational efficiency and providing deep insights that lead to well-informed, confident decisions. IHS Markit has more than 50,000 business and government customers, including 80 percent of the Fortune Global 500 and the world’s leading financial institutions. Headquartered in London, IHS Markit is committed to sustainable, profitable growth.

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About the Jane's ATC Awards

Held annually since 2001, the awards celebrate improvements in ATC and airspace management during the past year across six categories:

Enabling technology: contributions to enhanced capacity and safety;

Environment: recognizing work on 'green' ATM concepts;

Industry: reflecting a significant contribution by equipment suppliers

Technology: for small enterprises that have raised ATM performance;

Service Provision: for contribution to safe and efficient airspace management;

Runway: for safety and efficiency on the runway and final approach

Nominations are assessed by a panel of judges from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO), Eurocontrol, the International Air Transport Association (IATA), the International Federation of Air Traffic Controllers' Association (IFATCA), Jane's and the SESAR JU.

The judges award points for entries that meet the following criteria:

An improvement in safety, capacity and efficiency that is quantified

A customer assessment of the performance of a product or service

A new concept that delivers measurable benefit

Activity which goes beyond the scope of normal operations by an organization or individual

Collaborative activity that results in cost savings, sharing best practice and improving safety

Innovation in any area of air traffic control



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