Innovative approaches to
The European Commission HYBRIDGE
project has developed innovative approaches to handling uncertainty in air
traffic management. See the project
overview which includes an invitation to a presentation of the results.
Maximising safety benefits in a visible and traceable way
Within the EUROCONTROL Agency the
EUROCONTROL Experimental Centre has an important role in ensuring that future
air traffic management will be safe. A formal Safety Management System is under
ACAS monitoring shows that more pilots are following resolution advisories
In a year that included the Bodensee accident,
it is encouraging to note a high level of pilot compliance to Airborne
Collision Avoidance System (ACAS) resolution advisories (RAs). The report shows
the rate of RAs in Reduced Vertical Separation Minima (RVSM) airspace to be
acceptable - lower than the rate of RAs in some lower airspaces. One new issue
of concern is the misinterpretation by some pilots of "Adjust Vertical Speed
Adjust" RAs. More...
Suitability of airborne surveillance applications
depends on airspace structure Past aviation emission
estimates of CO and HC are too low!
The findings of the FALBALA
preliminary assessment of package I airborne surveillance applications for core
Europe included: (1) Enhanced traffic situational awareness during flight
operations - filtering is needed to avoid cluttering cockpit
displays. (2) Enhanced visual separation on approach -
applicability appears to be very limited. (3) Enhanced sequencing and
merging - Paris Charles De Gaulle, Paris Orly, and London Gatwick appear
well suited whereas London Heathrow presents difficulties due to limited
airspace and use of holding stacks. More...
Fuel flows at low thrust, for
example while taxiing, are significantly lower than assumed in past aviation
emission inventories. At low fuel flows combustion is incomplete and leads to
high emission indices for carbon monoxide (CO) and hydrocarbons (HC).
Consequently emissions of these gases at airports may be significantly higher
than estimated in the past. This is one of the findings of the validation of
the Advanced Emission Model III (AEMIII).
LINK2000+ Test Facility Available
This facility is available to support Pioneer Airlines as they join
the LINK 2000+ Programme on the road to Certification and Operational Approval
of Controller Pilot Data Link Communication over ATN and VDL Mode2. It will
also be at the disposal of Air Navigation Service Providers as they come on
line with LINK 2000+ implementations.
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