CCS continues its deployment thanks to its European teams from ENAV, DSNA and skyguide. After a difficult year for the aviation industry, it is now time to help create a new, more resilient and flexible ATM system.

What are the new objectives of CCS for this year 2021? In order to answer the question we asked Federico Ferrari, member of the CCS Steering group, here is his interview.

To start this interview, could you please introduce yourself?

My name is Federico Ferrari, I work in ENAV (the Italian Air Navigation Services Provider) as Air Traffic Controller since 2003 with operational experience in Padova ACC and Roma ACC where I’ve worked in the Operational room until the summer 2019.

In 2013 I started working in the International Strategies Department, providing my operational expertise especially on the evolutions of the ATM system for the Operational applications, being directly involved in SESAR activities related to the interoperability between Flight Data Processing systems and the air/ground data exchange.

Since last year, I’ve had the privilege to fully join the CCS Team, representing ENAV in the Steering group, the governing body that provides guidelines and main orientations to CCS Program, subject to the strategic indications provided by the Directors Committee.

Can you tell us more about CCS’s new objectives after this particular year?

The year 2020 was a turning point for CCS, moving from the definition of an idea into something tangible, we signed the first service contract (Technical Integration Service, namely TIS) with Skyguide, the Swiss ANSP, which is currently in execution.

Looking at 2021, we are working on the following three main objectives:

  1. The continuation of the successful provision of the TIS to let Skyguide go ahead with the creation of its Virtual Centre
  2. The development of additional services; the next in sequence will be the “Initial Validation service” and “TIS enhanced” that will be delivered in September 2022.
  3. Coordination with National supervisory authorities to define the regulatory framework for the provision of the CCS services.

Thank you Federico, would you like to add something in conclusion?

In conclusion, CCS is already delivering its services based on Coflight product, which is continuing its evolution in order to serve DSNA, ENAV and Skyguide and representing an opportunity for the wider ATM community with its cutting-edge technologies for the delivery of high-quality services.

You can find the video of this interview on our Youtube channel :