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Study of Optimisation procedures for Decreasing the Impact of Noise

Objective

The SOURDINE project is perceived as the first stage of a long-term programme in the noise reduction field. The final outcome of this programme will be the definition and assessment of new approach and take-off procedures for all European airports supported by the adequate federation of validated simulation tools. The automation tools required to assist the end-users (pilots and controllers) in the utilisation of the new procedures will also be defined.

SOURDINE has the following objectives :

1. Study and propose alternatives to reduce noise levels around airports, by :
- elaborating generic rules for updating the existing approach and take-off procedures for short term improvement (such as reduced flaps, delayed landing gear lowering, and higher descent speed) applicable to most of the existing aircraft,
- investigating new procedures taking benefit from new airborne and ground technologies (MLS, GPS, Enhanced FMS, ..),

2. Apply those rules to define new procedures for selected airports (Schiphol, Madrid and Napoli), considering the feasibility of such procedures. Qualitative effect in noise reduction will be provided to demonstrate to the European Commission that it is worth investigating in this domain.

3. Identify the simulation tools and their capability of being integrated in a global simulation platform aiming at carrying out the operational validation of the new procedures within the scope of the 5th Framework Programme. The noise measurement system and the automation tools for operator assistance (pilot, Controllers, airport personnel) will also be defined. End-users will be involved for a preliminary validation of the concepts.

This task will be co-ordinated with other research activities, notably the projects funded by DG XII and federated under the label of "The Environmentally Friendly Aircraft" (TEFA).





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Synergy and coordination is anticipated with other DGVII projects (e.g. ARAMIS) and with DGXII projects (e.g. RESOUND, RANNTAC, RAIN). The reusability of existing simulation tools is a key driver.

Funding Scheme

CSC - Cost-sharing contracts

Coordinator

ISR S.A.
Address
3 Rue Ampsre
91349 Cede Massy
France

Participants (10)

AEROSPATIALE AIRCRAFT BUSINESS
France
Address
316 Route De Bayonne
31060 Cede Toulouse
AIR FRANCE
France
Address
Rue De Paris 45
95747 Roissy
AIR SUPPORT S.R.L
Italy
Address
Via S. Tommaso D'aquino 46
00136 Roma
ENTE PUBLICO AEROPUERTOS ESPANOLES Y NAVEGACION AENEA
Spain
Address
Arturo Soria 109
28043 Madrid
INGENIERIA Y ECONOMIA DEL TRANSPORTE S.A.
Spain
Address
Doctor Esquerdo 138
28007 Madrid
MINISTRY OF TRANSPORT, PUBLIC WORKS AND WATERMANAGEMENT, DIRECTORATE-GENERAL OF CIVIL AVIATION
Netherlands
Address
Saturnusstraat 71
2130 AN Hoofddorp
SISTEMI INNOVATIVI PER IL CONTROLLO DEL TRAFFICO AEREO
Italy
Address
Circum.ne Esterna - Localita Ponte Riccio
80014 Napoli
SOCIETE D'ETUDES ET DE REALISATIONS POUR LA REDUCTION DU BRUIT S.A.
France
Address
Henri Picherit 10
44323 Nantes
STICHTING NATIONAAL LUCHT- EN RUIMTEVAARTLABORATORIUM
Netherlands
Address
Anthony Fokkerweg 2
1059 CM Amsterdam
THE SECRETARY OF STATE FOR DEFENSE ACTING THROUGH THE DEFENCE EVALUATION AND RESEARCH AGENCY
United Kingdom
Address
Ively Road
GU14 0LX Farnborough