French air navigation service provider (ANSP) DSNA has selected SITA’s data-driven Safety Cube to advance operational safety within French airspace. The safety and compliance management solution, which will be deployed in French airspace spanning five air route traffic control centres, 70 airports in mainland France and six overseas hubs, will also promote a strong safety culture.

SITA Safety Cube supports proactive safety management, which focuses on identifying and mitigating potential safety concerns before accidents or incidents happen compared to a more traditional, reactive approach when or after an incident occurs. The solution also empowers service providers to monitor the effectiveness of their risk controls by connecting operational safety data with safety risk analysis. In addition, it enables reliable data-driven safety management decisions.

“Flight safety is the primary mission of DSNA,” said Florian Guillermet, CEO, DSNA. “Far from being a restriction , it is a driver of development. We have chosen SITA given their combined expertise in aviation safety and data management to help us improve our safety management system and implement the proactive system possible. SITA Safety Cube allows us to put in place a strong collaborative and data-driven safety strategy where everyone can participate in making safety our top priority.”

DSNA manages one of the largest and busiest airspaces in Europe. Prior to the pandemic in 2019, the French ANSP controlled mover than 3.2 million flights. In June 2022, air traffic in France reached 82.5% of pre-pandemic levels and if this trend continues, this will equate to over 2.7 million flights by the end of 2022. With increasing airspace congestion, safety is a key strategic driver for DSNA’s airspace and air traffic management modernisation.

Yann Cabaret, CEO SITA for Aircraft added: “Beyond the ability to address the operational complexities faced by ASNPs today, we are proud to provide DSNA with a cloud-based solution that meets the highest standards in digital security, confidentiality and data sovereignty.”

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