Coflight Cloud Services performed excellently during the #ATMAWARDS2019 ! This is great recognition for the project and its teams who are working to improve air traffic management systems in line with the SESAR program.

Last December, the trade media 
revealed the big winners of the Awards 2019, each of which earned recognition as enablers of innovation with the aim of leading industry towards a new era.

A distinction within the “Research and innovation” category

The Research & Innovation category was added this year to celebrate the recent efforts of several actors in this field.

Thales won the first place of the award for its performances in advancing ATM modernization with its European partners thanks to the PJ 16.03 SESAR program. And CCS is fully integrated in this project as an enabler of the Virtual Centre concept. The international partners DSNA, ENAV and skyguide are developing the system from definition to demonstration phase, with an interoperable system compliant with European standards.

A third position for the “Environment” category

CCS is proud to be part of the top 3 in this category: environmental performance is one of the main values of CCS thanks to improved flight efficiency, thus reducing the environmental impact of aviation. The team is still working closely with the environmental department in order to continue to improve its environmental impact.

To date, CCS is focusing on the following key points:

  • Optimization of flight trajectories: CCS allows the prediction of 4D-trajectories and enables the Free Route. Through Coflight, the system provides optimal trajectory precision, which allows air traffic control to distribute flight data in the best possible way by optimizing flight times. The reduction of flight times means lower fuel consumption and C02 emissions per aircraft thanks to the real-time processing of the various flight data.
  • Anticipation of arrival sequences: The improvement of trajectories through anticipation highlights a new fuel reduction factor: flight sequences are optimized when approaching airports thanks to the possibility of continuous descent without intermediate steps. Distributed data helps to reduce flight waiting times before landing. Improved anticipation and predictability of arrival sequences is one of the key-elements to reduce fuel consumption per aircraft.
  • Better ground management: Coflight determines the ideal moment to start the descent of the plane. This offers several advantages: operators then have better precision on the position of the aircraft and can better anticipate the traffic on the ground. Sharing information reduces taxiing time. As a result, air traffic controllers can assign the aircraft the runway closest to its parking position. The taxiing time is thus reduced, which in turn reduces emissions into the air.
  • Decrease of infrastructure consumption: CCS reduces infrastructure thanks to centralized data center that improves flight coordination. Thanks to a centralized FDP system, CCS reduces the current required equipment by three thus significantly reducing electricity consumption.


Congratulations to all projects, which were qualified in the awards shortlist, working for the ATM improvement. Also, the team thanks the panel of judges who assessed these nominations and believes in CCS.

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