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NAV Canada joins iTEC Alliance to advance sustainable aviation

March 20, 2024
By Canadian Manufacturing

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iTEC and ANSP representatives after signing ceremony (CNW Group/NAV CANADA)

GENEVA — NAV CANADA is joining the iTEC Alliance and gives further momentum to an initiative that brings together air navigation service providers. With this partnership, iTEC has reached beyond the European borders for the first time and continues its venture to create a more efficient and environment-friendly generation of air traffic management systems.

The signing took place at the Airspace World event in Geneva which has brought together some players in air traffic management ecosystem. Mark Cooper, Vice-President and Chief Technology and Information Officer on behalf of NAV CANADA, and the main representatives of the iTEC Alliance, Dirk Mahns, DFS COO and Chairman of iTEC Board; Kuldeep Gharatya, NATS Technical Services Director; Laura Garcés, ENAIRE Deputy Director ANS; Jan-Gunnar Pedersen, Avinor CEO; Magdalena Jaworska-Maćkowiak, PANSA President; Marlou Banning, LVNL CFO; Saulius Batavičius, Oro Navigacija CEO; and Javier Ruano, Indra’s ATM General Director, signed the agreement.

This partnership also brings the possibility of operating transoceanic flights using the same technology from start to finish, thereby facilitating smoother traffic management across both sides of the world’s busiest oceanic areas.

iTEC SkyNex will facilitate the introduction of Trajectory-Based Operations (TBO) into Canada, steer air traffic management towards a strategic approach and provide a more comprehensive view of the flight from take-off to landing. This new technology can accurately calculate trajectories and manage the progress of flights over a broader horizon, allowing for improved planning and greater efficiency. The system will increase efficiency, provide greater data accuracy, optimize flight paths and resources, reduce delays and CO2 emissions, and cut down costs significantly.

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