The International Air Transport Association (IATA) and ENAV, the Italian Air Navigation Service Provider, have agreed to develop and implement an Italian National Airspace Strategy.
ENAV and IATA say they will strengthen their existing cooperation for this initiative, which is aimed at delivering benefits to the travelling public and the wider aviation community, while supporting the economic growth and competitiveness of the Italian aviation sector.
The two organisations added that their strategy builds on recent airspace and wider air traffic management (ATM) developments put in place by ENAV and Italian stakeholders to respond to the Single European Sky objectives, and to further support modernisation and improvements in safety, environmental performance, operational effectiveness, cost efficiency and business continuity.
The main aspects of the strategy cover the leadership and collaborative stakeholder approach, airspace management and technical modernisation of the ATM systems.
IATA’s Director-General and CEO, Alexandre de Juniac, said: “By choosing to bring IATA on board to develop a National Airspace Strategy for Italy, ENAV is demonstrating vision and leadership for world-class air navigation services. Air travellers to Italy soon will begin to see the benefits of our collaborative approach. And the wider benefits to Italy’s economy and its citizens will follow. We look forward to working with ENAV to make the airspace strategy not only a success for Italy, but also to advance European ATM and accelerate delivery of the Single European Sky goals.