Summit breaks barriers in aviation through collaboration

October 31st, 2018, Published in Articles: PositionIT

Simphiwe Thobela

Simphiwe Thobela

Air Traffic and Navigation Services (ATNS) Company of South Africa hosted its seventh annual AviAfrique Innovation Summit that once again created a platform for pan-African, organisation, and cross-industry stakeholder collaboration. Breaking barriers in the aviation industry through innovation was the aptly themed summit once more hosted at Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) International Convention Centre in Pretoria, South Africa, from 23 to 24 October 2018. This year’s summit looked at innovation in the context of digital aviation, which is increasingly important during a rise in global air passenger traffic, said Simphiwe Thobela, ATNS board chairman. Specific topics under review included collaboration between African air navigation service providers (ANSP), new technologies such as passive radars as well as drones, unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV), unmanned aerial systems (UAS), and remotely piloted aerial systems (RPAS), securing talent in aviation, how cybercrime affects aviation and safety, how aviation can harness technology to overcome challenges, and, most importantly, collaborative decision-making (CDM) and how to achieve it across Africa.

Contact Percy Morokane, ATNS, percymo@atns.co.za