ENAIRE, the main supplier of air navigation services in Spain and the 4th in Europe, has signed a cooperation agreement with its British counterpart NATS.
The move will contribute to identifying areas for improvement in terms of managing air traffic in Barcelona-El Prat Airport (IATA: BCN) thanks to NATS’ know-how.
The Spanish company said NATS’s knowledge of operating environments with high traffic density similar to Barcelona-El Prat Airport will help evolve its procedures for controlling air
traffic and designing routes. It will also improve the general efficiency of operations in the air space surrounding Barcelona-the Prat Airport, specifically in the approach area.
The results of this cooperation are expected to be available in approximately 10 months, which will follow the working premises included in the framework of EUROCONTROL’s Airport Capacity Assessment Methodology (ACAM) and IATA’s world-wide scheduling guidelines – demand and capacity management.
These results will help optimise the design and current development of the
TMA in Barcelona.