Winners of the 2023 Global ATM Awards announced


Airways New Zealand won the Overall Excellence Award at the CANSO Air Traffic Management Global ATM Awards at a packed ceremony held on the CANSO stand at Airspace World 2024.

This year’s programme recognised achievements in five categories, along with an overall winner. The judges had a tough job this time around with a wealth of great entries to consider from 20 countries, initially resulting in a shortlist of 29 entries. 

Drone topics monopolised the entries this year, with around half of the overall entries focused here and entries crossing beyond the drone category. This aligns well with the growing impact of this technology in our industry and can be seen by the increase in drone related exhibitors at this year’s event.

Look out on Airspace World Today for more details tomorrow but, in the meantime, here are our winners for 2023.

Overall Excellence Winner

Airways New Zealand: Resilient new physical and digital infrastructure.

Digital Transformation in ATM

Winner: EUROCONTROL for the new Network Manager Operations Centre

Runner-up: NATS, Leidos, Think & LVNL: Intelligent Approach goes live at Amsterdam Schiphol Airport.

Re-imagining ATM Operations

Winner: NATS for the West Airspace Deployment

Runner-up: DFS – Deutsche Flugsicherung and EUROCONTROL Maastricht Upper Area Control Centre (MUAC): Common deployment of Integrated Flow Management Position (iFMP) at the Karlsruhe and the Maastricht Upper Area Control Centres within the MAKAN cooperation

Greener Skies

Winner: DFS – Deutsche Flugsicherung for the Future ATS System Architecture

Runner-up: The Hong Kong Civil Aviation Department (HKCAD), Thales, Airport Authority Hong Kong (AAHK): Achieving Environmental Benefits through implementation of Wake Turbulence Group and Approach Spacing Management System at the Hong Kong International Airport

Resilience in ATM

Winner: Airways New Zealand, for the Resilient new physical and digital infrastructure

Runner-up: ENAV: Delegation of Airspace.

Integration of Drones/AAM

Winner: Airways New Zealand, for the integration of a Wisk Aero drone into unsegregated controlled airspace.

Runner-up: SkeyDrone: Drone Detection-as-a-Service Solution.

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