ADVERTISEMENT

HungaroControl helps 1 mln planes in 2018

Tourism

For the first time since its establishment, Hungarian air traffic management company HungaroControl helped more than one million airplanes over the course of 2018, winning several domestic and international awards in the process, according to a press release sent to the Budapest Business Journal.

In recent decades, air traffic in Hungarian airspace has grown tenfold, allowing HungaroControl to post record numbers almost every month last year, eventually arriving at the one million mark.

The number includes planes flying through Hungary, landing and taking off in Budapest, small aircraft in uncontrolled airspace, and planes flying in the high airspace above Kosovo.

In March, the companyʼs tower control project won the Janeʼs Award at the World Air Traffic Management Congress expo in Madrid, as well as the Quality and Innovation Award in Hungary. Furthermore, at the Airport Show in Dubai, HungaroControl was presented with the Innovation Award 2018 for its new traffic management concept and free airspace usage (HUFRA - Hungarian Free Route Airspace).

Due to the free usage of airspace, which requires an increasingly complex effort by controllers, planes may fly through Hungarian airspace using the shortest possible route, resulting in decreasing fuel consumption and harmful emissions.

According to the press release, the company aims to become a crucial, indispensable member of the industry segment of unmanned aircraft, focusing on drones. This year, HungaroControl organized an industry meeting, presenting the first version of its UTM portal for registering drone flights and separating airspace used for flights, mydronespace.hu. The company also presented its smartphone version, the MyDroneSpace app.

ADVERTISEMENT

Pressure increasing on CFOs - PwC survey Analysis

Pressure increasing on CFOs - PwC survey

Parl't votes to phase out savings coops integration framewor... Parliament

Parl't votes to phase out savings coops integration framewor...

Roche Szolgáltató appoints P&C business partner lead Appointments

Roche Szolgáltató appoints P&C business partner lead

Capital sees urban exodus during pandemic City

Capital sees urban exodus during pandemic

SUPPORT THE BUDAPEST BUSINESS JOURNAL

Producing journalism that is worthy of the name is a costly business. For 27 years, the publishers, editors and reporters of the Budapest Business Journal have striven to bring you business news that works, information that you can trust, that is factual, accurate and presented without fear or favor.
Newspaper organizations across the globe have struggled to find a business model that allows them to continue to excel, without compromising their ability to perform. Most recently, some have experimented with the idea of involving their most important stakeholders, their readers.
We would like to offer that same opportunity to our readers. We would like to invite you to help us deliver the quality business journalism you require. Hit our Support the BBJ button and you can choose the how much and how often you send us your contributions.