FIFA World Cup 2022
As Qatar is hosting the FIFA World Cup 2022 the Qatar Civil Aviation Authority (QCAA) saw a need to establish a Qatar Flight Information Region with flexible use of airspace in the region. In addition, the event will lead to a huge increase of traffic at the International Airports Hamad and Doha that needs advanced planning.
Upgrading infrastructure, new equipment and procedures and training
IBG supports in upgrading the existing infrastructure with new air navigation equipment and supporting the QCAA with additional operational resources. The project will deliver implementation plans, a new infrastructure and associated procedures for air traffic services and airspace management. IBG is also responsible for the procurement of equipment and is arranging for secondment of staff and training for the QCAA operational units.
To give an idea of the scope of the project IBG has established a local Project Management Consultancy team comprising of nineteen fulltime staff and over forty subject matter experts and technical contributors, working both on site and from all corners of the world.
Design in final stage
The design is now in its final stages of approval with the go-live date strictly set for March 2022 – well in time for everyone to arrive to the FIFA World Cup.
How can more people and goods move in and between cities – through point-to-point flights, bypassing ground congestion and with shorter journey times, while meeting the goal of decarbonising cities and offering smart and sustainable mobility solutions?
In Q3 2022 the Swedish Air Navigation Services Provider (LFV), University of Linköping and Independent Business Group (IBG) will conduct a flight with a larger drone that will carry 10 kg of cargo and transport it between the cities of Linköping and Norrköping, a distance of 50 kilometers.
The project is part of a major European effort. The area between Norrköping and Linköping is one of six places in Europe that carries out this demonstration of drone services in urban environments. The others are Paris, Brussels, and other places in Germany, Italy, and Spain.
IBG are responsible for coordinating the project and will secure safe flight corridors between the two cities.
The project will show the benefits of drone services and prepare future guidelines – thereby paving way for drone services in urban environments.