Austro Control – TopSky

Austro Control will be showcasing the international Air Traffic Control System “TopSky” a joint development by COOPANS (Cooperation between ANS Providers), a partnership between the five Air Navigation Service Providers from Austria, Croatia, Ireland, Sweden and Denmark. The new “TopSky” system is one of the most advanced of its kind, 70% of the world’s air traffic is currently managed using “TopSky” solutions.


The main features of the system include: Automatic Dependent Surveillance – Broadcast (ADS–B), Controller-Pilot Data Link Communications (CPDLC), Short Term Conflict Alert (STCA), Medium Term Conflict Detection (MTCD), Conflict and Risk Detection (CARD),    Advanced Arrival Management (AMAN) as well as Free Route Airspace (FRA).


The system significantly increases capacity and the ability to handle increases in traffic without any delays, while at the same time reducing costs for airspace users. The COOPANS project is helping to drive forward the harmonisation and unification of European air traffic management systems, in line with the goals of the Single European Sky (SES) initiative.


Last updated : 28/03/2018