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EasyJet takes A320neo fitted for future ATC system trial

March 13, 2019 / MICHAEL GUBISCH

Budget carrier EasyJet has received an Airbus A320neo equipped with FANS-C technology, enabling it to participate in an EU project to test future air traffic management (ATM) systems. EasyJet will be one of seven airlines involved in the trial of the system, which allows aircraft to share predicted 4D flight trajectory data in order to enhance operational performance.Airbus says the narrowbody is the first of up to 100 A320-family jets that will be will fitted with the technology for the DIGITS project – or demonstration of air traffic management improvements generated by 4D initial trajectory information sharing – as part of the Single European Sky ATM modernisation programme.