Development: pitfall or panacea?
economies of scale and access to specialized resources are among the most
common reasons cited by organizations for outsourcing software development. But
there are hidden costs and substantial risks.
Experimental Centre projects on display
included Aircraft Identification Tag, in which
digital data is superimposed on analogue voice communications, and the
ECHOES project, which ensures the
coherent development and documentation of human machine interfaces for air
System View Cell: A Top Down Approach to the Centre's
The System View Cell
provides a top down approach to the centre's research and validation
activities, aligning with the ATM Master Plan which will be developed in the
definition phase of the Single European Sky SESAME programme.
||3rd Innovative Research
emerging technologies applied to ATM, fundamental research, and the Innovative
Research strategy were presented and discussed at this workshop. The event also
saw the creation of the first Eurocontrol Joint Research Lab.
for Early Implementation of ASAS in Europe
The completion of the Airborne Separation Assistance System
Thematic Network (ASAS-TN) project saw the issue of a set of recommendations
for early ASAS implementation. Three Package 1 applications are recommended to
be considered for early implementation: ATC surveillance in non-radar areas,
airport surface surveillance, and enhanced sequencing and merging.
Critical Incident Stress Management (CISM) for air traffic
controllers, root causes of accidents in design and
Exchange Improvements for Airport Collaborative Decision
Studies at Lisbon and London Heathrow
have identified gaps in the data shared between airport partners. Improvements
to procedures and information sharing have begun and will result in new message
exchanges between the Eurocontrol Central Flow Management Unit and the
airports, which in turn will enhance both airport operations and air traffic
flow management, and may also permit more flexible slot shifting for airlines.
Sustainable Air Transport System Possible?
Depending on who you ask, you will get a different definition of what
a sustainable air transport system is. Initial research suggests one way of
understanding and analysing this conundrum.
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