The flight map is redrawn
In the coming years, the Swedish airline map will be redrawn regarding the traffic management market. In addition to operating air traffic services at municipal and privately-owned airports, our goal is to manage 50% of Swedavia's control towers by 2018.
ACR's goal is to operate air traffic services beyond Sweden's national borders by 2016. With our flat and flexible organization, we cut costs at every stage and thus are a very competitive player in procurements.
ACR is already an attractive employer. We take advantage of our decentralized organisation, and we utilize and reward the expertise of our staff – not just experience and skills in air traffic management.
Single European Sky
Issues related to airspace capacity surrounding Europe's largest airports reached a peak in the late 90s. After studying airspace capacity and efficiency in the US and Europe, the EU agreed on an enhancement program with the goal of creating a “single sky” in Europe - Single European Sky (SES).
Delays in airspace and at airports are expected to be a major problem even in the future. This is mainly due to national isolation – Europe's airspace is fragmented in comparison to the United States. The SES program aims to create an airspace independent of national borders within the EU, with a harmonized framework for civil and military air traffic.
The projected development requires a transition to area navigation with an extensive technical renewal of navigation equipment in aircraft and traffic management systems. The 50 (estimated) area control centers (ATCCs) in Europe today are expected to be reduced to between seven and ten over the next 20 years..
Parts of the Air Traffic Services
Air Traffic Control
Simply put, Air Traffic Control is the work to make sure that airplanes are separated in the air and at safe altitudes above the ground. Air traffic is heavily regulated by global and national standards. Transportstyrelsen (TS) is the Swedish regulator that makes sure that ANSPs in Sweden follow the regulations.
Flight Information Service
In airspace where air traffic is not in need of controlled separation, we provide flight information service –information upon which the pilot makes decisions. We inform helicopters and airplanes so they can take action and avoid potential risk. In this respect, we contribute to flight safety in uncontrolled airspace.
We have a direct link to SOS and The Air Rescue Centre. If something happens unexpectedly during flight or at the airport, we will immediately alert the alarm services. When the alarm is confirmed, we assist the pilot as much as possible to ensure a safe landing.
Meteorological Observation Service
We report the airports weather conditions (METAR) twice an hour, to SMHI. In return we receive weather forecasts (TAF) we relay to 12airlines and pilots when planning their flights (Published by LFV AROWEB).