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Navigating the UTM Horizon: Turning Challenges into Opportunities

The implementation of Unmanned Traffic Management (UTM) systems poses a unique set of challenges that Air Navigation Service Providers (ANSPs) must navigate to ensure the safe and efficient integration of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) into airspace. As the demand for drone operations continues to rise, ANSPs play a pivotal role in addressing challenges, requiring proactive …

Innovation2024. 02. 27.

#ATM System Test Tool – Is it possible to test automatically an integrated ATM System?

Yes, it is. And we show you how. Pioneering System Test Automation in Air Traffic Management: Enhancing Safety and Efficiency HungaroControl boosts more than 20 years of experience developing complex and customized systems, thus creating one of the most innovative ATM systems in the world. While always placing safety first, we constantly develop, test and …

Innovation2024. 02. 27.

Simulation HUB: where idea implementation begins

HungaroControl operates Europe’s largest commercial radar simulator at its headquarters, on which trainings are held and various processes are validated on request. With its help, the employees and consultants of the Hungarian air navigation service provider are able to offer real-time simulation services to other air traffic control personnel, authorities or other interested parties. In …

Innovation2022. 04. 04.

Artificial Intelligence and Safety: is it all about data?

Zoltan Molnar – HungaroControl Automation is an important phenomenon in many fields of our life, and recently, it has been gaining a momentum in the ATM industry. Although automation is not restricted to Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) solutions, promising performance of AI in numerous fields can significantly accelerate the process. ML has …

Airport2021. 04. 15.

Are remote towers safer than conventional towers?

Zoltan Molnar – HungaroControl Although the implementation of remote tower technology represents a complex change, which significantly affects the ATM functional system, the safety assessment process does not require any specific methodology. In other words, it can be managed as a normal change process, despite it is still remaining a difficult task. Air Navigation Service …

Airport2021. 02. 22.

Smart Solutions for Singapore

THE CONTEXT Air traffic growth in the Asia-Pacific region is one of the fastest in the world and Singapore is strategically located at the heart of the region. In order to prepare for the future, the Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS) embarked on the Smart Tower Prototype (STP) project to evaluate the feasibility of …

Airport2021. 01. 15.

Human-Centered Approach in R+D Projects of Air Traffic Control

There are many examples of user interfaces that are difficult to understand, such as a complicated vending machine, an illogically working mobile application, or the classic counter sliding / pulling door. We may wonder what the designer was thinking about when creating these things this way. Human Factors analysis, or the so-called User Experience (UX) …

Airport2020. 11. 27.

Building resilience together

Amidst extremes At HungaroControl, we based our initial 2020 business plans on the premise of investing in developing ATC capacity. This principle was supported at the Digital European Sky event in 2019, organized by the European Commission, at which the aviation industry committed to embrace digitalization in order to increase capacity. As the epidemic hit …

Airport2020. 11. 09.

Is the role of air traffic controllers changing with the rise of artificial intelligence?

New and more digital technologies are slowly making their way into the air traffic management (ATM) sector, which has traditionally been a highly conservative and slow-to-move segment of the aviation industry due to its safety primacy culture. Aviation as whole is in the midst of a digital transformation where a shift in the use of …

Airport2020. 11. 02.

The Commercial Use of Drones – A Dream or a Reality?

It is unquestionable that drone technology is increasingly becoming part of our everyday life, and developing rapidly as artificial intelligence gains more and more significance. The commercial and industrial use of unmanned aerial vehicles – colloquially referred to as drones – will provide assistive solutions in many areas of life in the near future. Until …

Airport2020. 10. 26.