Skyway magazine

Skyway magazine

EUROCONTROL's official magazine, Skyway has developed into an authoritative voice, examining in depth the major challenges to improving European aviation performance.

Skyway issue 76

In this issue

In this issue we look at the recovery of our industry and the challenges ahead. Despite the strong current surge in traffic, the effects of COVID and the war in Ukraine will have long-term implications. According to our Aviation Outlook 2050 we expect traffic to grow by 44% by 2050 – taking us up to 16 million flights a year – compared to our predictions made before the pandemic which anticipated that this level of traffic would be achieved 10 years earlier. We also look at how the target of net zero emissions can be achieved and the biggest driver of reduced net emission will need to be a massive increase in the production, supply and use of SAF.

Eamonn Brennan
Editorial

Returning to growth brings its own challenges!

Several of the contributors to this edition address Russia’s unprovoked invasion of Ukraine in February and the terrible war that has engulfed that country. Henrik Hololei notes that “The Russian market is going to be closed for a very long time” and, as I write this, it is hard to see how things will be resolved. Putin has singlehandedly taken his country into a war that is having a devastating impact on Ukrainians – and is also isolating Russia from the international community. Our thoughts are very much with Ukraine and our Ukrainian colleagues.

Eamonn Brennan

Director General of EUROCONTROL

Henrik Hololei
Insight

Where are we in the aviation recovery?

Henrik Hololei, Director-General of the European Commission's department for Mobility and Transport (DG MOVE)

Grazia Vittadini
Insight

“Aviation is a force for good"

Grazia Vittadini, Chief Technology and Strategy Officer, Rolls-Royce

Towards pandemic-resilient airports
Insight

Towards pandemic-resilient airports

Hanne Buis, Chief Operating Officer of the Royal Schiphol Group, with Lotte Harbers, Programme Manager Aviation Security and Public Safety, and Guillaume Burghouwt, Strategy Lead

New, radical solutions will be needed to meet our future demands
Insight

"New, radical solutions will be needed to meet our future demands"

Michel Peters, CEO of Royal Netherlands Aerospace Centre (NLR) and Vice-Chair of the Association of European Research Establishments in Aeronautics (EREA)

Olivier Jankovec
Insight

"For Europe's airports the recovery is cash intensive and revenue weak"

Olivier Jankovec, Director General of ACI EUROPE

Thomas Reynaert
Insight

"It's in all of our interests that we accelerate investments in European Air Traffic Management"

Thomas Reynaert, Managing Director of the Airlines for Europe trade association

Paul Ravenhill
Insight

Time to rethink infrastructure ownership

Paul Ravenhill of Think Research

NATO meets climate protection challenges at Geilenkirchen Airbase
Insight

NATO meets climate protection challenges at Geilenkirchen Airbase

Brigadier General Stefan Neumann, Commander E-3A Component, NATO Airborne Early Warning and Control Force

Josef Doppelbauer
Insight

Making the multimodal dream come true

Josef Doppelbauer, Executive Director at the European Union Agency for Railways

ENAIRE boosts resilience in European air traffic management
insight

ENAIRE boosts resilience in European air traffic management

Ángel Luis Arias, Chief Executive Officer at the Spanish Air Navigation Service Provider (ENAIRE)

Aviation Outlook 2050
Focus

“Aviation Outlook 2050: air traffic forecast shows aviation pathway to net zero CO₂ emissions”

Marylin Bastin, Head of Aviation Sustainability at EUROCONTROL, and Denis Huet, Head of Aviation Intelligence at EUROCONTROL

Iacopo Prissinotti
Focus

"The new Network Management system will be a fundamental enabler to improved trajectory management"

Iacopo Prissinotti, Director of the EUROCONTROL Network Management Directorate

Bhev Chandrasena
Focus

“Our key financial purpose is to support and secure our operational strategy”

Bhev Chandrasena, new Chief Financial Officer (CFO) at EUROCONTROL

Innovation hub
Innovation

Innovation is front and centre of the agency’s research strategy

Laurent Renou, Head of Air Transport Innovation at EUROCONTROL

EUROCONTROL’s Aviation Learning Centre
Innovation

EUROCONTROL’s Aviation Learning Centre is building a multi-channel training strategy

Hendrik Dermont, Acting Head of the EUROCONTROL Aviation Learning Centre

Aviation industry data
Data

Traffic evolution across regions, Top 20 traffic flows, Market segments, Top airports, Top 20 aircraft operators

Vertical
Insight

Commercial air taxi operations expected in 2025, autonomous flight in the next decade

Eduardo Dominguez Puerta, Chief Commercial Officer, Vertical

Volocopter
Insight

How to bring urban air mobility to life

Jörn Jaeger, Senior Specialist for Aerospace Management & Infrastructure and Barbara Zygula, Regulations & Standards Analyst at Volocopter

Stratobus
Insight

Stratobus: Autonomous surveillance and telecoms 20km above Earth

Yannick Combet, Programme Manager of the StratobusTM project

Bruno Boucher
Insight

We need to focus on detect-and-avoid and communications

Bruno Boucher, Senior Vice-President, Airworthiness & Certifications at Nordic Unmanned

Klein vision
Insight

Where the world of motorways and airways meet

Anton Zajac, the cofounder of Klein Vision

Spaceport
Insight

Integrating space launches within the international airspace ecosystem

Luke Winfield, Operations Manager at Spaceport Cornwall

Boeing
Insight

For Boeing, environmental challenges are linked to wider issues of societal acceptance

Chris Raymond, Chief Sustainability Officer at Boeing

Higher Airspace Users
Insight

Regulatory perspectives on emerging higher airspace users

Giovanni Di Antonio, High Altitude and Access to Space Operations Regulation Team Leader at the Italian Civil Aviation Authority (ENAC) and Chair of the EASA

Future Airspace
Insight

Our vision of how to integrate new vehicles into the air transport system

Eduardo Garcia Gonzalez, CANSO Manager European ATM Coordination and Safety

Civil Military
Focus

We need to find the right balance between military and civil needs

Major General Karsten Stoye, Head of Civil-Military Coordination Division at EUROCONTROL

Black arrow
Focus

Network Manager develops new concepts to accommodate next generation airspace users

Steven Moore, Head of ATM Network Operations, Dragos Tonea, iNEO Manager and Paul O’Reilly, New Entrants Airspace Specialist report

Innovation Hub
Focus

Transforming EUROCONTROL Brétigny from an experimental centre into an Innovation Hub

Laurent Renou, Head of Air Transport Innovation at EUROCONTROL

ECHO
Innovation

ECHO is making space for new high-altitude entrants

Henk Hof, ECHO Project Leader at EUROCONTROL

Integration UAM
Innovation

New integrated ATM/U-space services and capabilities will meet the airspace integration challenges of Urban Air Mobility

Giancarlo Ferrara, Drone/U-space R&D Work Programme Manager at EUROCONTROL Innovation Hub

Aviation industry data
Data

Traffic evolution across regions, Top 20 traffic flows, Market segments, Top airports, Top 20 aircraft operators

All editions

Skyway issue 76
Version
76
Skyway issue 75
Version
75
Skyway issue 74
Version
74
Skyway issue 73
Version
73
The cover of Skyway issue 72
Version
72

Get the latest issue

Join our mailing list and get notified as soon as the latest issue of Skyway magazine is live.

You can also request a paper copy of the latest Skyway issue. Once printed, we will send you your own copy to your doorstep.

We take data management seriously.
At EUROCONTROL, we manage your data responsibly and do not provide it to third parties. We only use and process your data to answer your question and for quality control purposes. We apply our internal data protection rules, which are aligned with the General Data Protection Regulation, to all of our data-processing. Read our full privacy and data protection policy to learn more.
Advertisement

The latest issue of Skyway was made possible thanks to our advertisement partners

Place your Ad in our upcoming issues and reach our 5,000+ print and 15,000+ digital readers.

Advertorials
Indra

Digital remote towers change management is key to success

FREQUENTIS

Enabling scalable, commercial use of drones

Thales

Partnering for safer, digital skies

Collins Aerospace

All-weather operations technologies can help safely stop delays

ENAIRE

ENAIRE aims at becoming the U-space common information service provider in Spain

Coflight

Coflight cloud services: remote flight data processing services for advanced air traffic management

ADS