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European Coordination Action for Aircraft Wake Turbulence

Objective

The Coordination Action WakeNet3-Europe will promote multidisciplinary exchange between research and operational specialists in the field of wake vortex turbulence. It will enable to develop a shared view on how to address capacity-related issues caused by wake turbulence. It continues the Thematic Networks WakeNet and WakeNet2-Europe. Safe separations prescribed to avoid potential hazards by encounters with a preceding aircraft’s wake are a main limiting factor for airport capacity. Increasing airport congestion and the introduction of very large aircraft initiated extensive investigations, involving researchers, aircraft and equipment manufacturers and operational users (airports, pilots, ATC). Two main questions are still open: · if the separations by MTOW can be replaced by a more physically based rulemaking, · if separations can be dynamically reduced with on-ground or on-board advisory and detection systems to increase airport capacity, both with constant or even increasing safety level. In the last decade activities have progressed from physical understanding to development of operational concepts and rulemaking. Several EU-funded and other projects are ongoing or starting in this field. For successful concept implementation, acceptance by operational users is mandatory. This requires continuous dialogue between scientists and users. Like previous Networks, WakeNet3-Europe will be the forum for this dialogue, building a bridge between wake vortex research and operations, in order to get scientifically funded agreement among stakeholders to support implementation, and to help making new technologies (e. g. advisory systems) usable for wake vortex purposes. WakeNet3-Europe will provide annual workshops open to the whole Wake Vortex community, establish focused Task Groups and links to existing local stakeholder groups, professional groups, other projects and to US and other non-EU activities. Recommendations for future research and implementation

Field of science

  • /engineering and technology/mechanical engineering/vehicle engineering/aerospace engineering/aircraft

Call for proposal

FP7-AAT-2007-RTD-1
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Funding Scheme

CSA-CA - Coordination (or networking) actions

Coordinator

AIRBUS OPERATIONS SAS
Address
Route De Bayonne 316
31060 Toulouse
France
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 108 800
Administrative Contact
Sylvie Vergnes (Ms.)

Participants (12)

THALES LAS FRANCE SAS
France
EU contribution
€ 70 072
Address
Avenue Gay Lussac 2
78990 Elancourt
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Isabelle Barbereau (Ms.)
THALES AVS FRANCE SAS
France
EU contribution
€ 73 194
Address
75-77 Avenue Marcel Dassault
33700 Merignac
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Marie-Lucie Larrieu (Ms.)
DEUTSCHES ZENTRUM FUR LUFT - UND RAUMFAHRT EV
Germany
EU contribution
€ 63 736
Address
Linder Hohe
51147 Koln
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Sabine Clevenz
STICHTING NATIONAAL LUCHT- EN RUIMTEVAARTLABORATORIUM
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 93 325
Address
Anthony Fokkerweg 2
1059CM Amsterdam
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Peter Van Der Geest (Mr.)
DFS DEUTSCHE FLUGSICHERUNG GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 79 250
Address
Am Dfs Campus 10
63225 Langen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Jens Konopka (Dr.)
OFFICE NATIONAL D'ETUDES ET DE RECHERCHES AEROSPATIALES
France
EU contribution
€ 56 410
Address
Chemin De La Huniere
91120 Palaiseau
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Brigitte Giacomi (Ms.)
NATS (EN ROUTE) PUBLIC LIMITED COMPANY
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 99 691
Address
4000 Parkway Whiteley
PO15 7FL Fareham
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Matthew Clear (Mr.)
UNIVERSITE CATHOLIQUE DE LOUVAIN
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 37 845
Address
Place De L Universite 1
1348 Louvain La Neuve
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Anne Bovy (Ms.)
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAT BERLIN
Germany
EU contribution
€ 66 724
Address
Strasse Des 17 Juni 135
10623 Berlin
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Roswitha Koskinas (Ms.)
EUROPEAN COCKPIT ASSOCIATION
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 47 983
Address
Rue Du Commerce 39-41
1000 Bruxelles
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Nikolaus Braun (Mr.)
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET BRAUNSCHWEIG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 44 672
Address
Universitaetsplatz 2
38106 Braunschweig
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Manfred Swolinsky (Dr.)
AIRBUS OPERATIONS GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 58 298
Address
Kreetslag 10
21129 Hamburg
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Katrin Genzel (Ms.)