Adil Karaismailoğlu, Minister of Transport and Infrastructure, stated that the positive results of the measures taken despite the devastating impact of the pandemic on the national economies on a global scale were reflected in the number of flights, and noted that in the first 2021 months of 11, the civil air traffic in Turkey's airspace increased by 43 percent compared to the same period of the previous year.
Minister of Transport and Infrastructure Adil Karaismailoğlu made a written statement about the aviation industry. Expressing that the number of flights provided with air traffic control service was 2020 thousand 11 in the first 626 months of 67, according to EUROCONTROL data, and this number was 2021 thousand 896 in the same period of 521, Karaismailoğlu pointed out that civil air traffic increased by 43 percent.
Karaismailoğlu said, “This significant increase in air transport data, which is one of the most important indicators of the vitality of the countries' trade, tourism, industry and service sectors, clearly reveals Turkey's potential and dynamic structure. At the same time, it also shows that the positive results of the measures taken despite the devastating impact of the pandemic on the national economies on a global scale are reflected in the number of flights provided with air traffic control service.”
PREPARATION AND DISTRIBUTION OF 10 THOUSAND NOTAM
Karaismailoğlu, Minister of Transport, said, “When we consider the military aircraft, intensive training flights, and UAV and SİHA flights, which are controlled and coordinated, as well as the civilian flights for which air traffic services are provided, the density of our airspace is better understood.”
“With the technical infrastructure established with 26 radars, 40 air and ground communication stations throughout the country and lines supported by both terrestrial and satellite, uninterrupted air traffic control services are maintained in an airspace of approximately 1 million km2. In the Aviation Information Management units of DHMI, Air Traffic Control Center (HTKM), the preparation and distribution of 10 thousand NOTAMs, and the flight plans and flight permits of the aircraft continue to be followed.”
GOING TO FREE ROUTE IMPLEMENTATION
Karaismailoğlu stated that the preparations for the Free Route application, which will both reduce carbon emissions and reduce flight costs with direct routes with an environmentalist approach, are continuing at full speed, “As part of the studies, radar simulators developed with national resources were installed in HTKM, on the other hand, every time in the EUROCONTROL Experiment Center. 33 air traffic controllers receive training per week. As a result of these studies, which will be completed in 2022, a more competitive airspace with the shortest flight routes with the least carbon emissions will be made available to airline companies.
IMPROVEMENT HAS BEEN MADE TO 300 ACTIVE RADAR SCREENS
Noting that DHMI continues to improve air traffic technical infrastructure, Karaismailoğlu said, “Last November, the technical infrastructure software/hardware update was successfully completed throughout the country. for two weeks; As a result of the 7/24 close cooperation of our technical, operational and other support personnel, system updates were implemented in Istanbul, Izmir, Antalya, Bodrum and Dalaman ATC units together with HTKM, contributing to air traffic safety. System updates and new functions to support air traffic management for 300 active radar screens nationwide kazanAt the same time, hardware and software improvements were made in our technical infrastructure and communication networks.