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23 September 2016

Alicante-Elche Airport is the first Spanish Airport to be certified by Eurocontrol as having an 'Advanced Tower'

The collaboration of FerroNATS, Aena and the airport staff meant that the airport managed to become certified during a summer of intense air traffic.

Eurocontrol has certified the Alicante-Elche Airport as a more ´Advanced Tower´, therefore integrating the Airport onto the European air traffic management network.

It is the first Spanish Airport whose project has been set into motion, and works through an exchange of information between the systems of the Centre of operations, the Control Tower and Eurocontrol agency. Which, among other things, monitors and manages the flow of air traffic in Europe.

Thanks to this certification, it will improve the quality of information transmitted between the European body, resulting in a greater predictability of air traffic and therefore, an increase in general punctuality.

The Alicante-Elche Airport was proposed to by Aena as a pilot airport to launch the project. Since 2015, it has been working on its implementation and thanks to the joint effort of FerroNATS, Aena and the Airport staff it had been set up in a summer of intense air traffic. So much so that progress records show that it achieved an average of 300 daily flights.

The certificate of ´Advanced Tower´ positions the Airport on the European map as one which can directly exchange information with Eurocontrol by the means of its new systems.

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