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Future Seaplane Traffic - Transport Technologies for the Future

Objective

IATA forecasts an annual air traffic growth of at least 5% for the coming years. As a consequence the capacity overload of current airports has considerably grown. The huge shore lines and number of islands in Europe which were increased by the new EC member states offer a great potential for an international air traffic system uisng seaplanes and amphibians. With these vehicles new traffic routes can be developed with the advantage of using natural landing strips. By using amphibians direct connections from shorelines to airports can be realised. The mobility of a large population will be improved. Operators and entrepreneurs interested in starting new seaplane businesses report about missing modern airplanes, international standards and rules and missing expertise of various stakeholders. Based on this preliminary analysis the proposal aims to investigate the today´s seaplane situation and to evaluate the weaknesses and strenghts and to elaborate a set of concepts and requirements for a future seaplane air transportation system for "Improving passenger choice in air transportation" including technical requirements for " new vehicles". The elaboration of new concepts shall be based on existing experiences and its evaluation and on research work focussing on future oriented traffic system concepts including the integration into a sea/air/land traffic chain. In order to collect all available experiences and ideas as a basis for effective future traffic concepts workshops shall be organized by bringing together all relevant stakeholders. One workshop shall be arranged in the Mediterreanean (Greece, Italy or Spain) one in Poland and one in GB or France. The workshops will support the dissemination of the SA results and of FP7 and ACARE policies, too. Beside the reqirements for the new transport system a road map for needed regulatory issues will be compiled supported by EASA. The partners coming from seaplane operation, amphibian industy and from aeronautical research guarantee a successful SA.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/economics and business
  • /social sciences/social and economic geography/transport

Call for proposal

FP7-AAT-2008-RTD-1
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Funding Scheme

CSA-SA - Support actions

Coordinator

Dornier Aviation GmbH
Address
Hallendorfer Str. 11
88690 Uhldingen-mühlhofen
Germany
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 63 397
Administrative Contact
Wolfgang Wagner (Mr.)

Participants (5)

Dr. sträter Bernd
Germany
EU contribution
€ 39 804
Address
Tobelweg 30
88090 Immenstaad
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Bernd Sträter (Dr.)
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET MUENCHEN
Germany
EU contribution
€ 75 328
Address
Arcisstrasse 21
80333 Muenchen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Benedikt Mohr (Mr.)
POLITECHNIKA RZESZOWSKA IM IGNACEGO LUKASIEWICZA PRZ
Poland
EU contribution
€ 69 978
Address
Al Powstancow Warszawy 12
35-959 Rzeszow
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Andrzej Majka (Dr.)
UNIVERSITY OF GLASGOW
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 79 929
Address
University Avenue
G12 8QQ Glasgow
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Roderick Galbraith (Prof.)
Harbour Air (Malta) Limited
Malta
EU contribution
€ 69 336
Address
Valletta Waterfront, Pinto Wharf
FRN 1913 Floriana
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Alfred Manduca (Mr.)