Friday, 15 February 2013

Irish Aviation Authority Innovation and enhancements eliminate Air Traffic delays ©


Picture: Courtesy Paul Doyle 
Irish air traffic control-attributable delays were extremely low in 2012 with just 00.01% of flights affected. The figures for delays for aircraft flying to and from destinations in Ireland in 2012 constitute some of the lowest on record for the Irish Aviation Authority.  Delays attributable to the IAA averaged just 0.015 minutes per flight during 2012.

In 2012, it is estimated that the UK-Ireland FAB (Future Airspace Block) helped deliver €27 million of enabled savings to airlines, including 25,000 tonnes of reduced fuel and 80,000 tonnes of reduced CO2 emissions, while the TMA 2012 project is expected to save 85 kilograms of fuel per individual flight at Dublin in 2013.

The Irish Aviation Authority ongoing commitment to innovation and enhancement through investment in the development of a state-of-the art air traffic management system (COOPANS) in cooperation with its partners in the UK-Ireland Functional Airspace Block (FAB) and through innovative projects such as TMA 2012, which greatly streamlines Dublin airspace by sequencing aircraft to land in a more efficient way and by creating new, more direct air routes.

Irish Aviation Authority CEO Mr. Eamonn Brennan said "The IAA strives to make Irish air traffic control ever more efficient while enhancing its already excellent safety standards. The extremely low level of air traffic control-attributable delays in 2012 is a testament to the considerable innovation and enhancement we have introduced to our air traffic control systems in recent years ".

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