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Integrated Runway Throughput and Terminal Efficiency

 

This topic includes demonstration activities that address, in preparation for deployment, the integration of a series of individually validated solutions in SESAR 1 and SESAR 2020 Wave 1 contributing to increasing runway throughput, environmental sustainability and terminal airspace efficiency: extended arrival management, time based separation, interval management, RNP procedures, etc. As the different solutions have been independently validated they are likely to be sub-optimal when considering the performance of the whole arrival/departure value chain. Integrated procedures, requirements and safety cases are required to cover the transition from TMA, Final Approach to landing for the independent solutions in preparation for deployment.

Research in SESAR 1 and SESAR 2020 Wave 1 has validated TMA and Runway solutions in different projects, but these components have been independently matured. As the different solutions have been independently validated they are likely to be sub-optimal when considering the performance of the whole arrival/departure value chain. Integrated procedures, requirements and safety cases are required to cover the transition from TMA, Final Approach to landing for the independent solutions in preparation for deployment.

The Solution is expected to have a positive impact on:

  • Scalability – the demonstration addresses the integration of different solutions in different type of airports allowing defining guidelines for the deployment of the best possible combinations of SESAR solutions depending on the local airport needs,
  • The solutions under the scope of the demonstration contribute to increase runway throughput in congested airports allowing alleviating capacity bottlenecks in the European network,