Light air traffic

In 2007, the first examples of a new breed of aircraft, the very light jet (VLJ), arrived in Europe. By early 2008, they were already making several hundred flights each month. It is clear that their low price and operating costs open up new possibilities, but questions remain about how this market will evolve in Europe and what its impact will be.

How will European ATM deal with the integration of new phenomena like VLJs and civilian drones?

Watch the video and learn more about the benefits this new light jets and how the will affect air traffic navigation and management!

This video is part of the Fly stories (series 2 - The way ahead of aviation), developed by EuroNews in partnership with the European Commission and EUROCONTROL.

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