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Air traffic management and air navigation service providers

Marc Bourgois, Eduardo García and Peter Hullah

Introduction

Air transport is vital for Europe’s competitiveness. The safe, orderly and expeditious flow of this air traffic is ensured by the provision of airport and air traffic management (ATM) infrastructure, and air navigation services (ANS), whose provision is a state obligation under the Chicago Convention (ICAO, 2006) and is performed in accordance with global standards.

An air navigation service provider (ANSP) must be able to adjust service provision dynamically to the heterogeneous performance requirements of their customers, the airspace users (both civil and military). While European airlines currently focus on questions ...

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