Madrid to gather air traffic experts from all over the world

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Madrid to gather air traffic experts from all over the world

In 2016, World ATM Congress, which will be held in Madrid until 2022, gathered around 7000 trade members from 125 countries and 225 exhibitors, having become a key meeting point for the aeronautical industry.
In 2016, World ATM Congress, which will be held in Madrid until 2022, gathered around 7000 trade members from 125 countries and 225 exhibitors, having become a key meeting point for the aeronautical industry.

From 7 to 9 March, IFEMA is playing host to the 5thWorld ATM Congress (WATMC), the world’s premiere congress in the air traffic management sector.

Organised collaboratively by the Civil Air Navigation Services Organization (CANSO), the Air Traffic Control Association (ATCA) and World ATM Congress, the event brings together leading aircraft manufacturing companies, navigation system developers, representatives of international organisations like the International Air Transport Association (IATA) or the world association of airport operators, Airports Council International (ACI), plus experts from around the globe.

Big players in the aircraft manufacturing industry like Airbus, Boeing or Lockheed Martin will attend WATMC as the Spanish airspace industry shows the latest technology. Indra, for instance, one of the world’s top air navigation companies, will show the evolution of its air traffic management systems: iTEC CWP V3, NORMAC GBAS and InNOVA.

Also, the newest developments will be shown of the most innovative automated air traffic management platform, built upon 4D flight trajectory calculations: iTEC, which has been adopted by many air navigation service providers in Europe.

As to the Spanish public company ENAIRE, which will be in the same stand as Senasa and Ineco, it will present its newest Automated Air Traffic Control System (SACTA), as well as the Internet-based flight plan system (ICARO), among other developments.

Last year, ENAIRE hit a record high, managing 1,867,734 flights. In 2017, it expects to improve this performance, with 1,928,255 flights (up 3.2%).

Spain, leader in air traffic

Last year was great for Spanish airports: 230.3 million passengers (11% more than in 2015) travelled through airports managed by the operator AENA. Moreover, there were over 2 million operations (2,045,034), that is, 7.5% more than the previous year.

These figures place AENA on top of all the airport operators in the world and Spain as the leading country in this sector, which contributes 15% to the Spanish GDP.

In 2016, World ATM Congress, which will be held in Madrid until 2022, gathered around 7000 trade members from 125 countries and 225 exhibitors, having become a key meeting point for the aeronautical industry.