PSNC at the opening of the new Air Traffic Control Center in Poznan

PSNC at the opening of the new Air Traffic Control Center in Poznan

On June 16, 2020, the official opening of the Air Traffic Control Center in Poznan near the Poznan-Lawica airport took place. The building was visited by, among others: Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Szymon Szynkowski vel Sęk, CEO of CPK Mikołaj Wild, CEO of PANSA Janusz Janiszewski. The ceremony was also attended by the PSNC management and the rector of the Poznan University of Technology. PSNC had its role in this event, as the building is now connected to the PIONIER network, and the PSNC drone was able to demonstrate live the operation of the electronic flight control system for PANSA UTM drones.

The new investment of the Polish Air Navigation Services Agency (PANSA) is a place from which air traffic can be supervised throughout Poland. It is also the first of PANSA’s investments in infrastructure for the needs of the Solidarity Transport Hub Poland (CPK).

“A state-of-the-art air traffic management system will be located here, a backup center for all operations in the Polish airspace, serving not only 15 airports covered by the agency, but also useful in European structures” said Janusz Janiszewski, CEO of PANSA.

“It will also be – thanks to cooperation with the Poznan University of Technology and the Poznan Supercomputing and Networking Center – a center for training and producing modern technology. The activities of manned and unmanned aircraft – drones will also be coordinated here. Within two years, a complex of remote towers will be built here, influencing the information transmitted to the port, pointed out Janiszewski.

This is yet another aeronautical initiative in which PSNC participates. A year ago, together with PANSA, we presented the first tests of the drones flight control system from the mobile tower in Kakolewo as part of an air picnic, which covered the presentation of joint projects, including NAVIHUB. The experimental and research airport was also a place where both institutions signed a letter of intent on joint investments, and at the end of November last year, work began on another project, AEROSFERA – Airport of Things.