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SITA technology enhances safety at the polish airports

WARSAW – Better communication, safety, and increased efficiency at polish airports. Thanks to an agreement, eight polish airports will be able to benefit from new communications technology between pilots and ATCOs.

The Polish Air Navigation Services Agency (PANSA) has selected the global air transport IT provider, SITA, in a four-year contract to digitally transform air/ground communications and boost air traffic safety and efficiency.

Eight of Poland’s international airports will be participating: Warsaw, Krakow, Gdansk, Katowice, Modlin, Wroclaw, Poznan, and Rzeszow.

Air Navigation Service Providers (ANSPs), like PANSA, must be able to manage efficient, reliable, clear, and important data exchanges with aircraft pilots, such as clearance for departures.

To meet this critical need for communicating with air traffic management systems and aircraft, moving from voice to digital departure clearance with SITA’s ATC Datalink Services will enable the efficient and safe running of the airspace overseen by PANSA.

Poland is the main eastern gateway into the EU and one of the largest airspaces in Europe. We’re leveraging the latest technologies to ensure the safety of the passengers and airlines using our airspace, which represents almost 2000 flights every day. We have been working with SITA since 2017, and we are confident they can support our needs

said Maciej Rodak, Vice President for Air Navigation, PANSA.

The Departure Clearance (DCL) datalink service supports the digital exchange of departure clearances between the air traffic controller and the pilot and easily interfaces with other systems used by the ATCO.

DCL is faster and more accurate because it reduces misunderstandings often associated with conventional, lower-quality voice communications.

It increases safety and reduces delays by ensuring correct, timely clearances reach the intended aircraft.

We’re delighted to be continuing our partnership with PANSA. Our DCL datalink service will help modernize air traffic communications in Poland, supporting safety and efficiency as travel rebounds

said Yann Cabaret, CEO, SITA FOR AIRCRAFT.

SITA’s ATC Datalink Services enable the efficient and safe running of airspaces overseen by Air Navigation Service Providers (ANSPs). They have a critical need to communicate with air traffic management systems and aircraft.

ANSP customers benefit from a multi-dimensional service, with support for Pre-FANS (also refer to as ACARS Air Traffic Services) as well as Future Air Navigation Systems (FANS)-managed communication services.

SITA offers AIRCOM® specialist technical support, customer configurations, service advisories, monthly traffic and performance reports, and ATS internetworking, giving access to aircraft around the globe regardless of supplier.

As the industry leader company also establishing and evolving aircraft communications services, we deploy the latest technologies, protocols, and standards.

This includes a complete multi-frequency ATN/VDLm2 network in European airspace. ATN backbone for CPDLC service interconnects with the Collins Aerospace service, which is also supported by our high-quality customer services.

ATC Datalink Service is supported by SITA Global Customer Service & Operations (CS&O). This provides global business continuity through a flexible service model.

Company monitoring service ensures your IT systems are reliable and available, around the clock and around the world. Our experts proactively monitor your infrastructure, identifying and resolving problems before they impact your business.

Optimizing airspace with technology


SITA is committed to supporting aviation’s key challenges by developing collaborative and intelligent digital solutions.

Joint Proof of Concept (POC) with SkySoft will adapt SITA’s OptiFlight solution to SkySoft’s air traffic management system to bring the same benefits to ATM as it does for airlines today.

The POC aims to demonstrate that the solution operates effectively in the working environment.

It enables greater collaboration between ANSPs and airlines, makes operational improvements, and reduces emissions.

While ATM modernization initiatives will take some time to implement, leading ANSPs can take advantage of new technologies. This helps to improve their operations today.

SITA evolving some proven solutions and choosing to actively co-innovate with customers. Partners like SkySoft, and universities help solve the industry challenges of today and tomorrow.

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