DFS receives ATC Global Award 2010 for AMAN system
DFS Deutsche Flugsicherung GmbH received the ATC Global Award 2010 for the automatic Arrival Manager (AMAN) in the category Service Provision Award.
DFS is using the Arrival Manager, an in-house development, for the better planning and sequencing of arrivals to Frankfurt and Munich. The tool for Munich has now been extended to a range of 100 NM crossing the borders into another ANSP and even Functional Airspace Block.
In cooperation with Austro Control, DFS established the first ever system supported (AMA Message) cross-border coordination between two European air navigation service providers by using AMAN.
The main goal of this collaborative project was to reduce verbal coordination between Munich control centre and Vienna ACC and to optimise the flow of air traffic into Munich airport. AMAN enhances safety as well as capacity and reduces costs and the environmental impact.
AMAN is distributed by the DFS Business Unit Aeronautical Solutions as the 4D Planner. It will also be implemented at Berlin-Brandenburg International (BBI) Airport, and from 2011, the Brazilian air navigation services organisation will also use the German-made Arrival Manager at various locations.
The award was given in recognition of excellence within the Air Traffic Management Industry by Jane’s Airport Review during ATC Global 2010 in Amsterdam.