Air Traffic ManagementJune 16, 2022

SITA and SkySoft-ATM cooperating on a new project.

Optimizing operational efficiencies for Airlines and ANSPs while lowering CO2 emissions.

These are significant challenges for a sector already under pressure to reduce its environmental impacts to become net-zero by 2050 and build back leaner following the crippling financial effects of the pandemic.

SITA and SkySoft are supporting the industry’s carbon net-zero journey with technology to improve efficiency. Operational efficiencies can help save up to 10% of the industry’s carbon emissions, according to the Waypoint 2050 report.

Considering the impact of COVID-19 on revenue and the rising price of fuel, excess fuel use associated with indirect and inefficient flight paths and congestion in the air will add further strain to the bottom line as well as have wider environmental ramifications. ANSPs do not have to wait for SESAR or NEXTGEN benefits to start generating positive impacts

Air transport operations remain rather siloed despite efforts. SITA and SkySoft are working together to enable greater collaboration between ANSPs and airlines, making operational improvements, and reducing emissions using cutting-edge technologies.

SITA’s OptiFlight solution provides pilots with direct routing recommendations, by leveraging machine learning on historical data and 4D weather forecasts so that pilots can request their optimized trajectories to ATC.

The integration between OptiFlight and SkySoft air traffic management system will permit to display recommendations on ATC-displays allowing ATCOs to analyze direct route recommendations with anticipation, integrate them with trajectory management tools and check that safety is maintained, while facilitating ATC decision-making.

We are evolving some of our proven solutions and we choose to actively co-innovate with customers, partners, and universities to help solve the industry challenges of today and tomorrow.