The latest EUROCONTROL Think Paper, which investigates the rising levels of Radio Frequency Interference (RFI) in parts of the network managed by EUROCONTROL has been published.
We estimate that 38.5% of European en-route traffic operates in regions intermittently but regularly affected by RFI. RFI reduces network efficiency, places a higher workload on pilots and controllers, requires complementary systems to be maintained to more demanding requirements, and poses a serious potential risk to safety if no further mitigating actions are taken.
The paper looks into what lies behind the massive rise in RFI, where the majority of incidents are occurring, and what needs to be done to tackle the problem.
Tou can download the paper here: Aviation Intelligence Unit Think Paper #9 - 1 March 2021