The Hong Kong Civil Aviation Department (CAD) has signed a contract with Airbus ProSky for a trial of their Air Traffic Flow Management (ATFM) solution, Harmony for ANSPs. The trial's objectives are to balance air traffic demand and capacity at Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA) and to deploy automated tools for modeling and implementing ATFM procedures to successfully execute new air traffic control initiatives.
Harmony for ANSPs is an advanced ATFM solution that provides a framework for exchanging flight data among users who share the need for a common view of air traffic flow operations. Users are able to model and implement traffic management initiatives to align air traffic demand with available capacity through specific airport-based and airspace-based flow programs. By deploying Harmony for ANSPs, Hong Kong CAD plans to improve operational efficiency, while adhering to the highest safety standards, enhancing efficiency in airborne flow restrictions and increasing common situational awareness among stakeholders.
According to Paul-Franck Bijou, CEO, Airbus ProSky, "Hong Kong is committed to a safe, efficient and sustainable air transport system. It is one of the busiest areas in the Asia Pacific region and receives traffic from six out of ten major traffic flows." Mr. Bijou continued, "With this volume, which continues to grow at a rapid pace, Hong Kong is exploring the application of cutting-edge technology for Air Traffic Management. Airbus ProSky is honored to collaborate with Hong Kong CAD to facilitate and deploy solutions that best meet their growing need for traffic management optimization."