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Advanced Capacity and Demand Management for European Network Performance Optimization

Project description

Optimising the performance of the European ATM network

The award-winning SESAR exploratory research project, COCTA, developed an innovative framework to improve efficiency of air navigation services by better coordination of capacity and demand management. Building on COCTA’s achievements, the EU-funded CADENZA project will incorporate advanced demand-capacity balancing mechanisms to develop a detailed trajectory broker concept for the European network. The aim is to balance capacity and demand through a coordinated capacity provision process and collaborative trajectory management (including a novel trajectory charging scheme). By covering all areas of capacity provision and all temporal levels, the project aims to achieve significant improvements in cost-efficiency as well as positive impacts on other key performance indicators, especially delays. Mathematical models and real-world trajectory data will be used to validate this new concept.

Objective

CADENZA aims at developing a detailed trajectory broker concept for the European network, incorporating advanced demand-capacity balancing mechanisms. It builds upon the findings of the 2019 Jane’s-ATC-Innovation-award-winning SESAR Exploratory Research project COCTA, as well as upon latest industry developments. The trajectory broker will balance capacity and demand through a coordinated capacity provision process and collaborative trajectory management (including a novel trajectory charging scheme).

CADENZA covers all areas of capacity provision (en-route, terminal area, and airport) as well as all temporal levels (strategic, pre-tactical and tactical). Based on previous research we expect significant improvements in cost-efficiency as well as positive impacts on other key performance indicators, especially delays.

The CADENZA concept will be thoroughly validated, using mathematical models and comprehensive real-world trajectory data. Sensitivity analysis will incorporate non-nominal conditions as well as different assumptions with respect to the overall air traffic management framework, e.g. different levels of flexibility in capacity provision. Moreover, a high degree of stakeholder involvement – including an industry expert panel and stakeholder workshops – ensures practical relevance.

Coordinator

Univerzitet u Beogradu - Saobracajni fakultet
Net EU contribution
€ 285 262,50
Address
Vojvode Stepe 305
11000 Belgrade
Serbia

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Region
Србија - север Београдски регион Београдска област
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
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Total cost
€ 285 262,50

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