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New ATC system to delay Norway flights for weeks. Updated: Passengers arriving over eastern Norway will have to be prepared for longer journeys for three weeks because of a new air traffic control system, warns airports authority Avinor. The new arrival route Point Merge System (PMS) is designed to give pilots and controllers more predictability on approach. However, implementation means passengers will arrive later than planned for now. “Although this is by no means the average, estimated to be half-an-hour, there could be delays of up to 70 minutes at worst on some flights,” press manager Sindre Ånonsen tells The Foreigner.

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New ATC system to delay Norway flights for weeks

Published on Thursday, 7th April, 2011 at 09:53 under the news category, by Michael Sandelson   .
Last Updated on 7th April 2011 at 19:57.

Updated: Passengers arriving over eastern Norway will have to be prepared for longer journeys for three weeks because of a new air traffic control system, warns airports authority Avinor.

Upper Area Control Centre, Masstricht (illustration photo)
Eurocontrol has developed PMS in conjuntion with AvinorUpper Area Control Centre, Masstricht (illustration photo)
Photo: Courtesy EUROCONTROL


The new arrival route Point Merge System (PMS) is designed to give pilots and controllers more predictability on approach. However, implementation means passengers will arrive later than planned for now.

“Although this is by no means the average, estimated to be half-an-hour, there could be delays of up to 70 minutes at worst on some flights,” press manager Sindre Ånonsen tells The Foreigner.

PMS’ aim is to allow an increase in capacity at Oslo Gardermoen, as well as saving fuel and cutting down on CO2 emissions.

“The engines can practically idle as the aircraft glide down to the runway. This provides an average reduction in CO2 emissions of 300 kilograms per flight,” Avinor project manager Geir Gillebo explains.

According to Sindre Ånonsen, “the implementation will affect certain flights during peak hours for approximately three weeks, but we expect the situation to improve as the days go by.”

Norway is the first country in the world to implement PMS, and the system is to be deployed in airspace above Dublin, Vienna, Munich, and Rome.



Published on Thursday, 7th April, 2011 at 09:53 under the news category, by Michael Sandelson   .
Last updated on 7th April 2011 at 19:57.

This post has the following tags: oslogardermoen, pointmergesystem, eurocontrol, avinor, flightdelays.





  
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