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Friday 23 February 2018

New electronic system to provide safer, more efficient air traffic management at Dublin Airport

Louise Kelly

Louise Kelly

A new electronic flight-progress system has been deployed by the Irish Aviation Authority at Dublin Air Traffic Control.

Supplied by Saab, E-STRIPS has been developed for replacing paper strips in tower and approach environments.

The state-of-the-art system will assist the IAA and Dublin Air Traffic Control in managing air traffic in a more efficient and safer manner.

A number of benefits of the new system include automation of aircraft flight strip processing; recording and playback function for flight strip interaction and additional safety features.

E-STRIPS will also act as an enabler for the introduction of Collaborative Decision Making (CDM) at Dublin Airport.

"The IAA continuously introduces innovative Air Traffic Management solutions which provide enhanced services to our customers and increases safety and productivity in our business," Peter Kearney, IAA Director of Air Traffic Management Operations & Strategy said.

"The Electronic Flight Strips system features automated safety nets strengthening the safety of airport surface operations. The system also reduces controller workload as controller inputs are minimized through one-click actions.”

Dublin airport was the fastest growing airport in Europe in 2016 and it is anticipated that over 30 million passengers will use the airport in 2017.

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