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Airbus and China to collaborate on modernizing the country’s air traffic management system; environmental benefits

Airbus and China’s Air Traffic Management Bureau (ATMB) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to cooperate on modernizing the country’s Air Traffic Management System and to implement the latest Air Traffic Management (ATM) technologies.

The MoU signed by Airbus and the ATMB under the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) focuses on improving air transportation, capacity and efficiency, while contributing to a sustainable future. It will also help in harmonizing China’s ATM, globally and regionally. The implementation of advanced ATM technologies and solutions will be done by “Airbus ProSky”, Airbus’ ATM company.

Within the MoU framework, four projects will start this year:

  • Air Traffic Flow Management (ATFM)
  • Airport Collaborative Decision Making (A-CDM)
  • Chengdu Airport capacity assessment and RNP AR (Required Navigation Performance Authorization Required to ILS (Instrument Landing System) implementation
  • Instrument Landing Systems at Beijing Capital Airport performance improvement

Globally, the modernisation of ATM systems will also generate environmental benefits such as savings of some 13 billion liters of fuel per year, a reduction in CO2 emissions of some 29 million tons per year, as well as some four million hours of delays. On a global basis, it is estimated that eight per cent of the world’s aviation fuel is wasted due to inefficiencies in ATM.

We are delighted to launch the cooperation programme with CAAC ATMB in air traffic management. ATM modernisation is key to making air transportation more efficient. It is also key to help aviation grow capacity efficiently. China is set to become the largest domestic civil aviation market in the world. We are happy to support the modernisation of China’s ATM system, which will also play an important role in advancing China’s civil aviation development in general.

—Eric Chen, President of Airbus China



China gov only open 20% space in air for commercial purposes,I do not think China`s ATMB have enough power to boost the efficiency unless they can convince China Air Force open more space.


Danielding....Commercial and China Air Force currently use the same airspace with few incidents and delays.

An updated air traffic control system could reduce delays and flight times by using more direct flights at favorable altitudes while maintaining a high level of safety.

EU, with its mixed Euro-Control and local area national controls is not a very example to follow. Too many incidents/accidents due to too many transitions from one control system to another.

Canada and Australia have very efficient up-to-date systems.


OH man please,tell me where you got this information AF and Commercial use the same airspace?
you could use Chrome translate the website,then you know the result.

also you could search 中国民航空域(China Commercial airspace)

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