ENAV, the Italian Air Navigation Service
Provider, has agreed work with IATA in developing and implementing
an Italian National Airspace Strategy.
ENAV and IATA will strengthen their existing
cooperation for this initiative, which is aimed at delivering
benefits to the travelling public and the wider aviation
community, while supporting the economic growth and
competitiveness of the Italian aviation sector.
The strategy builds on the success of recent
airspace and wider air traffic management (ATM) developments put
in place by ENAV and Italian stakeholders to respond to the Single
European Sky objectives, and to further support modernization and
improvements in safety, environmental performance, operational
effectiveness, cost efficiency and business continuity.
The demand for aviation in Italy is set to grow to 173 million
passengers a year by 2036. Servicing this demand, while ensuring
safety, reducing costs, CO2 emissions and delays, requires Italy
to modernize its airspace and ATM network.
contributes €42.4 billion to Italian GDP and supports almost
600,000 jobs. Successful airspace modernization is expected to
create significant benefits, generating an extra €27 billion in
annual GDP and 95,000 jobs.
With the aim to reinforce a
well-established collaborative and a customer-oriented approach,
ENAV and IATA commit to work together with the Italian authorities
and all aviation stakeholders to deliver and implement a National
Airspace Strategy. The main aspects of the strategy cover the
leadership and collaborative stakeholder approach, airspace
management and technical modernization of the ATM systems.
Roberta Neri, CEO of ENAV, explained, "I welcome this initiative,
which is fully in line with ENAV’s focus on customers and
partners. We are developing an airspace strategy with the full
involvement of stakeholders to further support the ongoing
modernization of our technology and operations. The implementation
of the free route project – in December 2016 – is one of our
pillars of ENAV’s ambitious targets and mission: the safety and
punctuality for the millions of passengers who fly in Italian
airspace. Our commitment is to contribute to the growth of
national and European air transport through efficiency and
IATA’s Director-General and CEO, Alexandre de
Juniac, said, "By choosing to bring IATA on board to develop a
National Airspace Strategy for Italy, ENAV is demonstrating vision
and leadership for world-class air navigation services. Air
travelers to Italy soon will begin to see the benefits of our
collaborative approach. And the wider benefits to Italy’s economy
and its citizens will follow. We look forward to working with ENAV
to make the airspace strategy not only a success for Italy, but
also to advance European ATM and accelerate delivery of the Single
European Sky goals."
The Italian National Airspace Strategy
- The strategic direction for the future of ATM;
- Airspace evolution to further support capacity and more
efficient routes, to further reduce fuel burn and emissions;
Enhanced cooperation of key Italian stakeholders with European
partners to accelerate the Single European Sky initiative.
The work aimed at delivering the Italian Airspace Strategy is
ongoing and will further involve representatives from airlines,
airports and other aviation stakeholders. ENAV and IATA have
presented the key drivers for the Italian Airspace Strategy to
ENAC, the Italian Civil Aviation Authority that has fully endorsed
the spirit of this initiative, which will provide benefits in
terms of safety, environment, flight efficiency, connectivity
(including interoperability), cost efficiency and business