CANSO ATM Dinner and Jane's ATC Awards a resounding success

Last night the inaugral CANSO ATM Dinner took place at theKrasnapolsky Hotel on the Dam in the centre of Amsterdam. After the dinner the Jane's ATC awards were announced. Details of the awards follow in this report.
nhhotelIn the spectacular setting of the Krasnapolsky Hotel a fantastic evening was had by all who attended the 'ATM social event of the year.'

A cocktail reception, was followed by a 3 course meal, entertainment from surprisingly talented waiting staff and an after dinner speech from ex-MD of BMi Baby, David Byron.

The evening was rounded off with the award ceremony for the Jane's ATC Awards.
This year there was seven awards up for grabs in differing categories from Enabling Technology and Environment to Innovation and Runway Safety.

The first award of the night was Enabling Technology Award. Nominations for this award were: Aerothai, Airservices Australia & DGCA Indonesia, Barco & Airways NZ, ITT and NATS & NAVCANADA.

The winner: Aerothai - BOBCAT secure web-based traffic flow management system

Second up was the Environment Award.
Nominations in this category: Bruel & Kjaer EMS, GE Aviation, Metron Aviation & Delta Airlines, Nav Portugal, NATS and Systems Interface.

The Winner: Nav Portugal Free Route Airspace Lisbon (FRAL) project.


To follow the Contribution to European Air Traffic Management Award (ATM) award.
Eurocontrol were nominated for four seperate projects for this award. Also in the mix were DFS for their remote tower system and Egis Avia and DSNA for their Maestro Departures manager at Paris CDG.

The Winner: Eurocontrol Network Operations Portal (NOP) for continent-wide information sharing.


Fourth category to be contested was Service Provision Award.
Avibit & Estonia ANS, GE Aviaiton, NATS & Airbox, Saab & LFV/Air services were the nominations in this category.

The Winner: NATS/Airbox AWARE Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS)based navigation aid for general aviation use.
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Next up was the hotly contested Industry Award.
This award would be contested by Boeing, Comsoft, Eizo Nanao, Quintiq and Thales

The Winner: Boeing - InFlight Optimization Services for automated fuel savings advisories to aircraft while in flight.


Also an award with much prestige was the sixth and penultimate award, The Innovation Award.
The winner for this award would come from Pegasystems, Searidge, STR Speechtech, Sunhillo and Wacom.

The winner: Searidge - IntelliDAR camera system for surface target tracking and surveillance.


And finally a new category The Runway Safety Award.
Nominated were: ADB ATRiCS, QINETIQ NA, Micro Nav, FAA & SENSIS.

The winner: FAA/Sensis Airport Surface Detection Equipment, Model X (ASDE-X) surveillance data fusion for situational awareness of runway and taxiway areas.

We would like to congratulate all those who took part and all the professionals involved in the organisations, projects and products which were nominated which are an integral part of the future of this industry.
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