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M.Merhdad FARZIN POUR’s interview

He is an air transport specialist, and more especially in the evolution and data analysis field for several years. During his long career, he decided to create the Air Transportation Data (ATD) database that concentrates global results in commercial air traffic. Would you like to tell us the Air Transport Data (ATD)’s story, please? All […]

Cooperation with Taiwan despite confinement

Last March, a few days before the implementation of confinement measures in France and other regions of the world, France Aviation Civile Services signed a contract with the National Chung Shan Institute of Science and Technology in Taiwan. This contract is part of the project for the acquisition of surface radars and ADS-B antennas by […]

FRACS and the STAC involved in the AWARD consortium to address the autonomous heavy-duty vehicles operations at airports

In April 2020, France Aviation Civile Services and the STAC (Service Technique de l’Aviation Civile, the technical centre of the French civil aviation authority) took part in the All Weather Autonomous Real logistics operations and Demonstrations (AWARD) initiative, led by EasyMile. The AWARD consortium has submitted an application to the European Commission, to develop a […]

2019 Air Traffic Results, a First Overview by Our ATD Service

We note the current situation of aviation worldwide and hope that air transportation will soon recover from Covid-19 and find a prosperous and sustainable vitality. The Air Transport Data team is feeding our databases with 2019 full-year results. The first data show a global slowdown in the increase of worldwide air traffic, the growth is […]

MET Enhanced ATFCM, a R&D convection tool by FRACS and METSAFE

Adverse weather conditions are the first cause of traffic delay: the European Network Manager reported 4.8 million minutes of En-route weather delay in 2018, corresponding to 25% of total delayed En-route air traffic. Forecasting weather hazards with 1-hour horizon, and its extension to 3-hour horizon, is currently covered by meteorological existing forecast products, while strong […]

Drones for PAPI Calibration!

For the first time in Toulouse this March: implementation of the UAV of the Directorate of Technology and Innovation (DTI) for the calibration of a PAPI as part of an experiment on the “pilot airport” of Toulouse-Francazal, a fast-growing airfield. This demonstration, carried out by France Aviation Civile Services, in an extremely short amount of […]