Inmarsat and the European Space Agency have completed the first test flights for a project which will modernise Europe’s air traffic management infrastructure to make flights better for passengers and the planet.
European Space Agency
ESA Picks Inmarsat to Develop New ATM Infrastructure in EU, Alitalia First Airline Partner
Through a joint initiative, Inmarsat and the European Space Agency (ESA) will optimise the airspace and airport capacity in Europe, reducing flight times, aircraft fuel burn, and associated CO2 emissions.
Dubbed the Iris Service Evolution program, Inmarsat will head a consortium of more than 30 companies across the aviation industry who will collaborate to develop a technical, commercial and operational roadmap for Europe’s long-term air traffic communications demand.
Alitalia is the official airline partner of the newly created Iris consortium.