What is SBAS? The Satellite Based Augmentation System (SBAS) consists of a small set of geosynchronous satellites that broadcast positioning corrections calculated using a network of geographically distributed reference stations. These corrections improve the accuracy and reliability of the Global … Continue reading SBAS, the opportunity for Africa to leverage satellites for the development of its strategic economic sectors
Background The use of Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS, commonly referred to as drones) is rapidly spreading worldwide. Their cross-sectoral applications lead the transition of legacy industries towards a sustainable economy, contributing to the decarbonisation, automation, and digitalisation of their operations. … Continue reading UTM, the key enabler of the drone economy
A variety of strategies to control COVID-19 infection have been applied The air transport sector is facing a major crisis as air travel demand has been heavily impacted by a number of factors which affect passenger confidence, combined with government … Continue reading Can Air Transport recover whilst maintaining COVID-19 Travel Controls?
In light of 2019’s year closure data for global air freight markets, it is evident that it has been one of the worst years for the sub-sector since the 2009. Despite YoY increase in the sector’s capacity (AFTK) of 2.1%, … Continue reading Fresh views on the Air Cargo market
Long-haul flights have been historically associated with widebody aircraft. Old narrowbody aircraft generations were not competitive enough regarding costs neither had enough range. However, new generations could be a game-changer in the industry as the updates in technology have increased … Continue reading Are we going to fly smaller? – Covid-19 crisis may accelerate the boost of narrowbody in long-haul flights
Air transport is a sensitive sector easily affected by socioeconomic and political factors. While traffic can plummet during periods of social turmoil and armed conflicts, it can also recover with relative ease during stability periods following those events. What does … Continue reading Air transport in post-armed conflict environments. Exponential growth or stagnation?
In the last 20 years, according to official aeronautical agencies in Latin America, passenger traffic and aircraft operations has doubled. But this growth comes with a downgrading in the service level due to serious affectation in the overall performance of … Continue reading Performance Monitoring: the first step towards improving efficiency in airport operations in LatAm
COVID-19 Outbreak. A global aviation recession 45% Global cut off on seat offers (Week 30-03) The COVID-19 outbreak is having a major impact on national and international aviation, and air traffic is expected to further decline in the coming weeks. … Continue reading Covid-19 aviation briefing. African Aviation Industry