COCTA wins prestigious air traffic management award
Contenders were shortlisted and a winning entry in each category was selected by an independent panel of experienced judges from the SESAR Deployment Manager, EUROCONTROL, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), the International Air Transport Association (IATA), the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), the International Federation of Air Traffic Controllers' Associations (IFATCA), and IHS Markit.
Keynote talk at Westminster
The Industry and Parliament Trust has invited Dr Arne Strauss as keynote speaker alongside Ian Clough, Managing Director, Network Logistics and Transport for DHL Supply Chain, to an event at Westminster on sustainable cities and urban logistics on 20 May 2019. The event is part of a series that brings together senior decion makers from industry, parliamentarians, and academics.
Topic: The World Bank estimates that 83% of the United Kingdom’s population lives in urban environments. As this figure rises the logistical networks required to service inhabitants, businesses and visitors become more complex. Coupled with the rise of e-commerce and consumer and business demand for same or next day delivery, it presents a major challenge to transport networks, congestion levels and warehousing. With the smooth running of urban logistical networks essential to the functioning of the United Kingdom economy, what are the short- and long-term innovations that could secure effectiveness?
COCTA shortlisted for Innovation Award
Jane's ATC Awards offer companies the opportunity to nominate innovative, field-proven technologies and projects from around the world (both industry and university research projects are eligible). Since 2001, Jane's has been rewarding the best projects in the ATM industry that have been moving air traffic management forward with innovation, technological, environmental, runway, enablement or equipment supply advancements.
Entries were open to organisations in all areas of the global ATC industry, be they national air navigation service providers, large-scale industry partnerships, or new entrants to the sector. Winners and shortlisted nominees will be recognised at a ceremony at the World ATM Congress in Madrid in March 2019.
New Fellows Appointed
Innovate UK have funded a knowledge transfer partnership on "Integrating Demand Management and Routing Operations" from June 2018 - December 2020. The project will deliver the development, testing and deployment of an innovative decision support system to assist Slicker Recycling in their nation-wide collections of waste oil. Prof Juergen Branke is the lead academic, Dr Vladimir Deineko and Dr Arne Strauss are the academic supervisors. The project has overall funding of £211k.