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Reduced separation minima (RESET)

Objective

Current Separation Minima (SM, i.e. minimum distances aircraft need to fly apart from each other at all times to ensure safety) were defined in the late 1940s for en-route and in the 1970s for airport operations, based on expert judgement and technology available at the time. Despite the gigantic leap in technology since, only but a few SM have been modified on the grounds of modern technological capabilities (e.g. RVSM).

Conversely, the main current ATM system challenge is to manage the air traffic demand increase expected over the coming years. According to forecasts, demand is expected to treble by 2020. The RESET aim is to identify what reductions in SM could be realised to meet the following challenging goal: "Where feasible, reduce SM so that they contribute towards enabling a safe factor of 3 traffic growth over Europe". At least three potential separation standard modifications will be selected for detailed safety, efficiency and economic assessments.

Call for proposal

FP6-2005-TREN-4-AERO
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Funding Scheme

STREP - Specific Targeted Research Project

Coordinator

ENTIDAD PÚBLICA EMPRESARIAL AEROPUERTOS ESPAÑOLES Y NAVEGACIÓN AÉREA
Address
C/ Arturo Soria, # 109
Madrid
Spain

Participants (13)

ATHENS UNIVERSITY OF ECONOMICS AND BUSINESS RESEARCH CENTER
Greece
Address
Kefallinias 46
Athens
BOEING RESEARCH AND TECHNOLOGY EUROPE S.L.
Spain
Address
Cañada Real De Las Merinas #1-3, Edificio 4, 4ª Planta
Madrid
CONSORZIO SICTA - SISTEMI INNOVATIVI PER IL CONTROLLO DEL TRAFFICO AEREO
Italy
Address
Via Fulco Ruffo Di Calabria C/o Aeroporto Di Capodichino
Napoli
ECORYS NEDERLAND B.V.
Netherlands
Address
Watermanweg 44Nl-3067 Gg
Rotterdam
FACULTY OF TRANSPORT AND TRAFFIC ENGINEERING. UNIVERSITY OF BELGRADE
Address
Vojvode Stepe 305
Belgrade
HONEYWELL, SPOL. S.R.O
Czechia
Address
Na Strzi 65/1702
Praha 4
INGENIERIA DE SISTEMAS PARA LA DEFENSA DE ESPAÑA S.A.
Spain
Address
C/edison, 4
Madrid
INGENIERIA Y ECONOMIA DEL TRANSPORTE S.A.
Spain
Address
Paseo De La Habana 138
Madrid
LUFTFARTSVERKET/LFV GROUP SWEDISH AIRPORTS AND AIR NAVIGATION SERVICES
Sweden
Address
Vikboplan 11
Norrköping
NATS (EN ROUTE) PUBLIC LIMITED COMPANY
United Kingdom
Address
5Th Floor Brettenham House South, Lancaster Place
London
SOCIEDAD ESTATAL PARA LAS ENSEÑANZAS AERONÁUTICAS CIVILES S.A.
Spain
Address
Avenida De La Hispanidad, 12
Madrid
STICHTING NATIONAAL LUCHT- EN RUIMTEVAARTLABORATORIUM
Netherlands
Address
Anthony Fokkerweg 2
1006 Amsterdam
THE EUROPEAN ORGANISATION FOR THE SAFETY OF AIR NAVIGATION
Belgium
Address
Rue De La Fusee 96
Bruxelles