It’s not an overstatement to say that the whole world will be looking to the air industry to get the world turning again. After a shutdown unprecedented in its depth and breadth, it’s time for the air traffic management sector to move forward with confidence and clarity.

 

Yet it also needs to acknowledge the lessons of the last year – it’s critical that the industry’s future is a sustainable one: economically and environmentally. There’s a unique opportunity to take stock, to rethink, and to come back with fresh strategies and technologies.

 

Right now, as the industry works to find its way back and ‘new’ normal, it needs to continue to look at technology and innovation as the primary route back to success: a sustainable, long-term investment.

Let's Get the Skies
Moving Again

The first step in the road back to normality is to get the industry back in the air, in a scalable, reactive way that allows the industry to flex to the ups and downs of a still-volatile situation. At the same time, industry growth and recovery remain the expectation, so preparedness for strong competition and the need for differentiation must also be considered in the journey into the future. There are three key areas ATM organisations must consider right now:

Cost Reduction &
Improved Efficiencies

Enhanced Safety
& Security

Embracing New
Technologies

For those operators that have survived, the next two years will be critical and the need to drive down costs is acute. Throughout Europe, many ATM departments grew out of legacy government departments that delivered job security, making it difficult to capture savings through rationalising the workforce. Savings must be found through improved technology and processes, with automation as a key driver. VMware’s digital foundation allows for the adoption of automation, speedy innovation, cloud computing, AI and machine learning, blockchain, smart working, and compliance.

2020 inevitably had a huge and unprecedented impact on passenger behaviour, with fewer people able to travel for pleasure, and the introduction of remote working reducing the need for business travel. But as the travel industry rebuilds, passengers have one overriding concern: safety. VMware can support the workforce on the ground in both the predictive maintenance and the future-design of systems and applications, preparing the industry for future risk exposure.

The future can’t be built on the current status quo. Critical systems modernisation will be required in order to survive and remain competitive in the future. Air Traffic Control Management teams face a new environment following the pandemic’s effects on the air traffic industry. The need to modernise their technology has never been more important to remain competitive and ensure scalability, durability and survival in this new climate, as well as to deliver technical excellence. VMware can deliver the innovation and emerging technology to build a sustainable future for the air traffic industry.

Cost Reduction &
Improved Efficiencies

For those operators that have survived, the next two years will be critical and the need to drive down costs is acute. Throughout Europe, many ATM departments grew out of legacy government departments that delivered job security, making it difficult to capture savings through rationalising the workforce. Savings must be found through improved technology and processes, with automation as a key driver. VMware’s digital foundation allows for the adoption of automation, speedy innovation, cloud computing, AI and machine learning, blockchain, smart working, and compliance.

Enhanced Safety
& Security

2020 inevitably had a huge and unprecedented impact on passenger behaviour, with fewer people able to travel for pleasure, and the introduction of remote working reducing the need for business travel. But as the travel industry rebuilds, passengers have one overriding concern: safety. VMware can support the workforce on the ground in both the predictive maintenance and the future-design of systems and applications, preparing the industry for future risk exposure.

Embracing New
Technologies

The future can’t be built on the current status quo. Critical systems modernisation will be required in order to survive and remain competitive in the future. Air Traffic Control Management teams face a new environment following the pandemic’s effects on the air traffic industry. The need to modernise their technology has never been more important to remain competitive and ensure scalability, durability and survival in this new climate, as well as to deliver technical excellence. VMware can deliver the innovation and emerging technology to build a sustainable future for the air traffic industry.

The Future of Air Travel

Ebook

This concise and compelling eBook takes an informed look at the consequences of the current, unprecedented situation for the ATM industry and looks at how new technology can aid the directives to enhance safety and find cost savings while getting back into the skies. Full of insight and inspiration, and offering a ‘blueprint back to normality’, this eBook will help ATM organisations refine their own strategies for the challenge of the next two years ahead.

We Need You Back

The Blueprint Back to a New Normal

For ATM organisations to sustainably reinvest in their future and ensure meaningful longevity, they need to embrace a tripartite focus: environmental, financial and resource-driven. VMware can deliver the innovation and emerging technology to build a sustainable future for the air traffic industry.

Environmental sustainability

Environmental sustainability that incrementally builds a greener travel journey through improved efficiencies, route optimisation and resource reduction.

Economic sustainability

Economic sustainability that builds resilience and security to ensures long-term durability and a strong competitive edge.

Resource sustainability

Resource sustainability that leverages modern technology to automate tasks, reducing labour needs over time and creating an improved working environment for employees.

Environmental sustainability

Environmental sustainability that incrementally builds a greener travel journey through improved efficiencies, route optimisation and resource reduction.

Economic sustainability

Economic sustainability that builds resilience and security to ensures long-term durability and a strong competitive edge.

Resource sustainability

Resource sustainability that leverages modern technology to automate tasks, reducing labour needs over time and creating an improved working environment for employees.

ARTICLES

The Blueprint for ATM Getting Back to Normality

In order to get back to the skies quickly and safely, the air traffic management industry must look to scaling and building upon existing technologies, while keeping the Single European Sky (SESAR) initiative front of mind. With the imperative to modernise legacy technology and adopt virtualisation never greater, this article looks at how ATM can grasp this unprecedented historical moment to drive innovation and differentiation.

Cutting Costs and Scaling Operations as the Airspace Corridor Reopens

The next two years will be critical to charting a path to scaling and funding operations as airspace corridors reopen. Automation will inevitably play a part, as this article explores; developing a digital foundation allows for the adoption of AI and Machine Learning, speedy innovation, cloud computing, blockchain, smart working and compliance. While this sounds expensive, the cost of not deploying these solutions can be more expensive in the long run.

Enhanced Safety and Security is the Bedrock of Air Control

As many European operators look to “reboot the system” from within, safety and security must be front of mind to account for threats from without. Technology teams can support workforce on the ground in both the predictive maintenance and future-design of systems and applications. This article asks how to create a system that is secure by design and maintains the rigorous standards of safety the air management sector now expects.

Creating a Sustainable Future for Management of the Skies

Sustainability for the air traffic management sector falls under three categories when looking to the future 1) environmental sustainability 2) financial sustainability 3) social sustainability. All three areas need to be addressed in order to forge a sustainable path forwards for the sector. This article looks at how and why ATM organisations face a new environment following the Single European Sky (SESAR) initiative led by the EU.

Re-invest in the
Skies

READ THE EXECUTIVE SUMMARY FROM OUR ROUND TABLE EVENT

The VMware Executive Round Table explored the current state of aviation and how the ATM sector can forge a path to the new normal. From the Covid-19 fallout to the ongoing quest for sustainability and decarbonisation, each of the speakers discussed where and how the industry can realise benefits such as: reduced costs and increased efficiency, enhanced safety and security, leveraging technologies to achieve more with less and creating a blueprint back to the (new) normal. Attendees discovered how software can simplify the task of overcoming current and future ATM challenges.

They also uncovered the promise of a digital and integrated airspace and how this opportunity can be seized, including an outline of a collaborative approach to improving air space capacity and optimising traffic officer and contingency costs. Additionally, a guide to taking the technical steps to going virtual offered the keys to uncovering new capabilities securely and successfully. The session was full of actionable insights and was found to be richly rewarding, but in case you couldn’t make it we’ve captured the highlights for you to explore.

We need you back

Re-invest in the
Skies

READ THE EXECUTIVE SUMMARY FROM OUR ROUND TABLE EVENT

The VMware Executive Round Table explored the current state of aviation and how the ATM sector can forge a path to the new normal. From the Covid-19 fallout to the ongoing quest for sustainability and decarbonisation, each of the speakers discussed where and how the industry can realise benefits such as: reduced costs and increased efficiency, enhanced safety and security, leveraging technologies to achieve more with less and creating a blueprint back to the (new) normal. Attendees discovered how software can simplify the task of overcoming current and future ATM challenges.

They also uncovered the promise of a digital and integrated airspace and how this opportunity can be seized, including an outline of a collaborative approach to improving air space capacity and optimising traffic officer and contingency costs. Additionally, a guide to taking the technical steps to going virtual offered the keys to uncovering new capabilities securely and successfully. The session was full of actionable insights and was found to be richly rewarding, but in case you couldn’t make it we’ve captured the highlights for you to explore.

Resources

REPORT

This Aurora report demonstrates how VMware’s transformative software can enable partners to reduce their carbon emissions and intends to make recommendations to policy makers on how they can incentivise sustainable digital transformations as they work towards climate change and green policy goals.

Contact

To get back to the skies in a safe and above all sustainable way, talk to VMware today.