Airbus rolls out air traffic management in Philippines
Quovadis, the flight services company owned by Airbus, will roll-out its Performance-Based Navigation (PBN) network at a total of 11 Philippine airports. The project is intended to increase the country’s air-traffic-management (ATM) capacity and reduce emissions by helping to optimise flight paths.
This programme, jointly sponsored by French Civil Aviation Authority (DGAC), the French Civil Aviation University (ENAC), Airbus and Philippine operators, includes procedure design and obstacles data survey training and also training for air traffic controllers and flight safety inspectors.
“This unique alliance of authorities, air navigation services providers, and operators, which include Philippine Airlines, Cebu Pacific Air, Air Phil Express and Zest Airways, is a true breakthrough in the industry,” said Paul-Franck Bijou, CEO of Quovadis. “This project brings together all stakeholders to create fuel efficient, flexible and safe trajectories.”
Ramon Gutierrez, Director General of the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP), added; “As safety is our first priority, the PBN concept matches perfectly with the needs of the country. CAAP is fully committed to intensively developing PBN as per ICAO recommendations. We are pleased to cooperate with the Airbus subsidiary Quovadis in this project as they have the right expertise and experience in supporting its implementation.”