#Events#Success 13/07/2018

NAVBLUE in partnership with Airbus and ATMB launch project to optimise Shanghai Airspace to increase overall efficiency and capacity

Beijing, July 9th, 2018

  • Shanghai Airspace Project will significantly reduce CO2 emissions, fuel burn and noise
  • The airport will be able to increase the capacity for the Airlines
  • Project combines expertise of NAVBLUE, Airbus, Thales with EU -China Aviation Partners

To improve flight efficiency, enhance safety and airport accessibility, NAVBLUE and its partners are proud to announce the launch of a project to optimise Shanghai Airspace. On 9th July 2018, the project was officially launched as part of the EU-China Aviation Partnership Project between the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) and ATMB of the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) and its Chinese partners.

The project will involve a new airspace concept of operation for Shanghai. This will include a range of flight and ground simulations, evaluation of safety and efficiency, and guidance for the application of new technologies for the region. “By optimizing the ground operations and carrying out environmental studies we aim to reduce CO2 emissions, fuel burn and noise” said Thomas Lagaillarde Vice President for Bespoke Solutions, NAVBLUE.The benefits for airports and airlines will mean shorter routes, continuous climb and descent operations that will lead to less fuel burn and environmental impact. There should also be an increase in aircraft capacity due to the improved circulation of Air Traffic Management.

“Increasing Air Traffic Management efficiency is a shared goal for European and Chinese airspace users alike. With this project we take our cooperation with China in this important domain to another level, being able to deliver real improvements in Shanghai everyone will benefit from, “said Luc Tytgat, Director for Strategy and Safety Management, EASA.


NAVBLUE is an integrated Flight Operations and Air Traffic Management Services company providing end-to-end, innovative and integrated flight operations solutions for a wide-range of customers around the world.


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