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Once awarded this VLD shall :

  • establish a limited set of connected SESAR high-technology demonstration platforms in relation to the “Optimised ATM Network Management” key feature of the SESAR 2020 programme.

  • establish a limited set of connected SESAR high-technology demonstration platforms in relation to the “Optimised ATM Network Management” key feature of the SESAR 2020 programme.

This VLD shall aim at a minimum at a demonstration in a close-to-operational environment including the preparation and platform availability to support demonstrations in targeted operational environments involving end-users. The involvement of additional end-users to perform the related operational demonstration will be contracted through open calls that will be awarded in a second step and will run in parallel.

This Wave 1 VLD is focused on demonstrating at least 3 of the following functionalities as defined in the PCP regulation for each of the targeted platforms:

  • Departure Management Synchronised with Pre-departure sequencing

  • Departure Management integrating Surface Management Constraints

  • Time-Based Separation for Final Approach

  • Automated Assistance to Controller for Surface Movement Planning and Routing

  • Airport Safety Nets

For this VLD particular attention shall be paid independently of the location of the targeted platform to the integration of the data of the Airport (AOP) and Network Operation Plans (NOP).

Airport Integration and Throughput facilitates the provision of approach and aerodrome control services by improving runway safety and throughput, enhancing taxi integration and safety and reducing hazardous situations on the runway.

This project is an integral part of the SESAR Solutions delivery approach towards the SESAR deployment phase. The objective of this VLD is to bridge “industrial research” and “deployment” related to the PCP ATM Functionality 2 (as defined in Commission Implementing Regulation EU No 716/2014), and not to replace either type of activity.

This demonstration will assess the benefit of Integrated Airport Operations to improve ATM Network performance; it will serve as Proof of Concept for AF#2 as defined in the PCP.

The Proof of Concept to be conducted under this VLD is a confidence building exercise that comes in addition to the traditional validation required prior to certification and implementation of new concepts or new technologies. This has to be distinguished from operational live trials since it brings a new dimension of the validation: early operations with a significant scale environment.

The Proof of Concept consists in an early operation of the SESAR Solutions making use of pre-operational or operational products (airborne and ground) in a real operational environment.

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Record Number: 700750 / Last updated on: 2016-11-21