Boeing tasks China with advancing air-traffic management system
In a speech to the 2011 China Civil Aviation Development Forum in Beijing, a Boeing executive charged the Chinese aviation industry with advancing air-traffic management technology. Bringing together airline executives, manufacturers, regulators and suppliers from around the globe, the forum addressed new approaches and technologies to revolutionize the civil aviation sector.
“China is not burdened by the fragmentation of the European Union or by the dated infrastructure of the U.S.,” Neil Planzer, Boeing vice president of air traffic management, told the crowd. “China has the opportunity to demonstrate strong leadership and create transformational system design, development and implementation through its five-year planning cycle.”
After all, he explained, China’s air fleet has grown exponentially in recent years and is distinguished as one of the most efficient fleets in the world. By using this merit to its advantage, China can find safe and innovative ways to address increased capacity while minimizing its environmental footprint, Planzer said.
Planzer also remarked that his company would work with China to transform its air-traffic management system.
“Boeing has pioneered innovative air-traffic management concepts such as required navigation performance and tailored arrivals. We look forward to expanding our cooperation with the [Civil Aviation Administration of China] and Air Traffic Management Bureau to help China advance its [air traffic management] system,” he said.