Following the signature during the WAC 2014 of an agreement to develop and deploy ERATO in France and Italy in 2015, DSNA and ENAV decided now to reinforce their cooperation.
DSNA and ENAV will join their teams to further develop an ERATO tool providing Europe's leading-edge solution for conflict detection and resolution. A common call-for-tender for this development of the ERATO server will be published during the second quarter of 2015.
ERATO is a modern, Mid-Term Conflict Detection (MTCD) tool for air traffic controllers, designed by DSNA. It integrates innovative functions that provide helpful assistance to conflict resolution in an electronic environment. Live trials in France and real-time simulations in Italy have demonstrated the numerous benefits inherent in ERATO: with new control tools, it enhances ATM systems and contributes to improving both safety and capacity. ERATO is much more than simply a MTCD tool!
700 ATCOs starting in Brest, Bordeaux and Brindisi and continuing in other ACCs will be using ERATO in 2015. Then, ERATO functions will gradually be integrated into DSNA and ENAV’s new generation, innovative ATM system - the 4-Flight program.