IATA will cooperate with DSNA—the French air navigation services provider—to optimize France’s airspace and modernize air traffic management.
Over the next two decades, passenger demand is expected to grow by 58% in France, resulting in 68 million extra travellers flying to, from and within the country in 2035.
A fully optimized airspace system in 2035 could generate an additional €33 billion ($39bn) in annual GDP
IATA and DSNA will develop a French Air Traffic Management (ATM) strategy that can service this demand, while ensuring safety, reducing costs, and cutting CO2 emissions.
The ATM strategy will also enable France to realize the benefits a thriving aviation market can provide.
At present, air transport supports €106 billion ($125bn) in GDP and 1.2 million jobs in France. A fully optimized airspace system in 2035 could generate an additional €33 billion ($39bn) in annual GDP and 105,000 extra jobs every year.
DSNA have shown real vision to bring airlines into the strategic direction of air navigation service provision
IATA Director General and CEO Alexandre de Juniac said the partnership marks a “defining moment” in the relationship between DSNA and its customer airlines, and could spark a change in how Europe's skies are managed.
“DSNA have shown real vision to bring airlines into the strategic direction of air navigation service provision,” he said.
“We look forward to working with DSNA to make the French ATM Strategy not only a success for France, but a model for other European air navigation service providers (ANSPs) to follow.”