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|The European Response to the Mid-Air
Collision EUROCONTROL is involved in a
major effort to improve safety in European air traffic management following the
tragic accident on 1st July near Lake Constance. More
Recent Papers, Reports and
Deliverables The Experimental Centre was
well represented at this year's Digital Avionics Systems Conference.
ACAS 2000 Report
Released This report contains statistics and examples of ACAS
(Airborne Collision Avoidance System) events that occurred in European airspace
during 2000. More...
Validation should answer stakeholders' questions Validation should aim to provide stakeholders with information
which supports their decisions about the implementation of ATM concepts. It
should answer their questions about usefulness and usability.
(COmmon SImulation for the BAlkans) reports available Procedures
were developed in preparation for the opening of the Athens "Eleftherios
Venizelos" (SPATA) airport.
The possible advantages of shared use of airspace in the Balkans between
Greece, the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia and Albania and the impact of
the Olympic Games of 2004 were evaluated.
Monitoring of Mode S
Monitoring of Mode S airborne transponders and ground radars began in
September in preparation for operational use in March 2005.
Augmentation Systems (SBAS) will allow quiet approches in all weather
conditions Trial flights using the EGNOS (European Geostationary
Navigation Overlay Service) System Test Bed have shown that EGNOS will
facilitate curved approaches to Nice airport avoiding inhabited areas in all
weather conditions. More
Real-time Simulation Report Released RT usage could be reduced
by more than 50% through a combination of uplinked frequency change
instructions and downlinked monitoring messages, without adversely affecting
situational awareness. Other services were found to have potential benefits.
Free Flight (MFF) - First Simulation Results Analysed The MFF
project is studying the medium density transition airspace between the busy
core area of Europe and the low density airspace of North Africa. The results
of the first real-time simulation, concentrating on the Free Route concept and
certain ASAS Spacing applications, have now been analysed and the report
Ground-Based Augmentation System
(GBAS) Safety Assessment - a holistic approach to safety
management supporting the implementation of GBAS CAT-I precision approaches in
ECAC Member States. More ...
eDEP Prototyping Service
available in 2003 The EEC has developed eDEP (Eurocontrol Early
Demonstration and Evaluation Platform), a light-weight, web-enabled, ATM
simulator platform, offering an ideal environment for research and advanced
concept projects to rapidly prototype demonstrator applications. In 2003, the
eDEP prototyping service will be available.
6 States Real-time
Simulation in Progress
Following an important modification of two military
areas in Germany, the 6-States real-time simulation will study a new airspace
structure and route network with the aim of improving capacity and reducing
delay in the northern European core area. More ...
Aircraft Annoyance Antagonism and anger from people living
around airports come to a head whenever a new airport planning decision is to
be made. Attitudes of residents towards aircraft annoyance are highly different
around Europe. Further research is being undertaken to find the factors
responsible for these attitudes.