IATA will work with Polish aviation stakeholders to develop a National Airspace Strategy (NAS) to cope with the expected doubling of flights over the next 20 years.
PANSA, the Polish Air Navigation Service Provider, and the International Air Transport Association (IATA) have agreed to work together with other aviation stakeholders to develop a National Airspace Strategy (NAS) for Poland.
Located at a strategic position between Western Europe and the East, Poland needs to modernize its airspace and air traffic management (ATM) network to handle the expected doubling of flights over the next 20 years, to 1.5 million flights. At the same time, passenger volumes at Polish airports are projected to grow at a rate of 5.6% per annum to over 68 million passengers a year by 2030.
Cooperation among of all Polish aviation stakeholders (airlines, ANSPs, airports, ground handling service providers and state institutions) is seen as key to achieving the Single European Sky goals and deliver the expected benefits for passengers, industry and the wider economy.
The Polish NAS will cover:
- the strategic direction for the future of ATM in Poland,
- airspace change for more capacity and more efficient routes that reduce fuel burn and improve environmental performance,
- network resilience and business continuity,
- enhanced cooperation with European partners to accelerate the achievement of Single European Sky goals.
Planning for the development of the Polish NAS is already underway. A collaborative working group involving representatives from PANSA and IATA is gathering the core requirements covering safety, environmental performance, flight efficiency, connectivity (including interoperability) and cost efficiency.