Shortlist announced for ATC Awards 2017

20 January 2017
Entries have been shortlisted across six categories for the IHS Jane's ATC Awards. Winners will be announced on 7 March during the World ATM Congress in Madrid. Source: Nav Canada

The judging panel for the IHS Jane's ATC Awards 2017 has narrowed down 41 entries into a shortlist of 23 finalists across 6 categories.

Winners and shortlisted nominees for the awards will be recognised at a ceremony on 7 March, held during the World ATM Congress in Madrid.

Below is a summary of shortlisted entries. More information on all 41 nominations, including those shortlisted, will be published online at and in the March 2017 edition of IHS Jane's Airport Review .

Environment Award - to recognise work on green ATM concepts

- DFS on behalf of ODP consortium partners (DFS, EUROCONTROL, Austro Control, DSNA, skyguide, Air France, Lufthansa, Swiss) - Optimised Descent Profiles powered by SESAR JU

- NAVBLUE on behalf of RISE consortium (NAVBLUE, Air France, TAP, Portugal, Novair, DCAC, HCAA, Nav Portugal, DSNA) - RNP Implementation Synchronised in Europe (RISE)

- Thales and SESAR - TOPLINK collaborative decision making for aviation

Service Provision Award - for contribution to safe and efficient airspace

- AEROTHAI - Air Traffic Flow Management (ATFM) Platform

- Austro Control/Slovenia Control - SAXFRA cross-border free route airspace

- Federal Aviation Administration - Data Comm Program

- Vietnam ATM Corporation - Hanoi ATCC complex

Enabling Technology Award - for contribution to enhanced capacity and safety

- AOPA on behalf of EVA partners (NATS, Trig Avionics, f.u.n.k.e Avionics) - Project EVA: Electronic Visibility via ADS-B

- EUROCONTROL on behalf of iStream partners (ADP, Air France, DSNA, EUROCONTROL, Lufthansa, Swiss, skyguide, Zurich Airport) - iStream for optimised arrival management

- Irish Aviation Authority, Dublin Airport Authority, Stobart Air - Remote provision of air traffic services for two medium-sized airports

- NATS on behalf of ELSA partners (NATS, Airbus, Altys, ARINC, ENAV, Honeywell, Leonardo, Rockwell Collins, SITA) - ELSA: Enhanced Large Scale ATN deployment

Runway Award - for safety and efficiency on the runway and final approach

- Boeing - Simultaneous parallel runway curved approaches by designing RNP AR and RNPe

- DSNA, Groupe ADP + partners: Air France, easyjet, EUROCONTROL, SESAR JU - Runway Status Lights for Paris-CDG

- Dubai Air Navigation Services (dans) - Approach Peak Offload Procedure (APO)

- Indra Navia and NATS - Optimised Low Visibility Operations (OLVP)

Technology Award - reflecting a significant contribution by equipment and systems suppliers

- Booz Allen Hamilton - Statistical Methods for Departure Prediction (SMDP) predictive models

- Frequentis - Next-generation air traffic management network in Brazil, based in SDN

- Leonardo - Systematic Modernisation of ATM Resources in Turkey (SMART) project

- Raytheon - Standard Automation Replacement System (STARS)

Innovation Award - for small enterprises that have raised ATM performance

- C Speed, Travis AFB, Energy Siting Clearinghouse, Techniques to improve performance of ATC radars over wind farms

- CGH Technologies - ASSET, a cloud-based SaaS AIM package

- Micro Nav - Automatic Display Alignment System (ADAS)

- Sunhillo - UAS Connector

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