While Airbus’s new air traffic management unit will be expected to cover its costs, its real value to the company is strategic, says the unit’s senior executive. Airbus calculates that one-third of its aircraft order book is destined to replace older aircraft, about two-thirds is for fleet growth. This means that increasing the capacity of the ATM system is vital to Airbus, says Eric Stefanello, who is CEO of the Airbus ProSky subsidiary and Airbus’s senior vice president for ATM. ...

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