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 […]

Cheers to 2019 Projects and Events

2019 offered to France Aviation Civile Services team and experts a variety of projects and opportunities. In the South American and Caribbean region, we stopped in Haiti to consolidate our activities in the safety oversight field. In April 2019, we put together a team of professionals including DGAC experts from various fields (air traffic management, […]

ASECNA Celebrates its 60th Anniversary!

What a Party! The ASECNA celebrated its 60th anniversary last December following the 75th anniversary of the Chicago Convention and the 50th anniversary of the CAFAC. Besides the closeness after an almost 35 years uninterrupted relation with ASECNA and the emotion of participating in this type of event, it was a very nice party. There […]

Successful Take-Off for France Aviation Civile Services!

This is our main news of 2019. The change of name is essentially symbolic but it is the result of a major consolidated effort throughout the past year: strengthening and structuring of IT resources, recruitments, launch of new services and, of course, new projects, both large and small, with their share of discoveries, satisfactions and […]

FRACS Accompanies the AFD to Analyse an Ethiopian Project to Upgrade Regional Airports

In a context of fast-growing traffic, Ethiopian Airlines Group (EALG), grouping Ethiopian Airlines (annual growth of about 25%) and Ethiopian Airport since 2017, is planning major infrastructure and rehabilitation projects for its international, national and regional airports. To finance its project to upgrade 7 regional airports, EALG is under discussion with the Agence Française du […]

The 56th Conference of Directors General of Civil Aviation of the Asia-Pacific Region

The 56th Conference of Directors General of Civil Aviation of the Asia-Pacific Region was held in Kathmandu, Nepal, from August 19th to 23th, 2019, under the aegis of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO). This conference, annually held in a country of the region, brought together delegations from 43 countries and representatives of various organisations, […]

FRACS Takes Part in the 40th ICAO General Assembly

This year, the ICAO Assembly will take place in Montreal from September 24th to October 4th. The Assembly is an opportunity for all Member States to meet, discuss various issues related to the global development of civil aviation around the world, and plan ICAO activities for the next triennium. The year 2019 coincides with the […]