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The 2050+ Airport

Objective

"This project will explore new airport concepts with radical and novel solutions to prepare airports for 2050 and beyond. It will build on the High Level Target Concepts (HLTC) from the Advisory Council for Aeronautics Research in Europe (ACARE) Strategic Research Agenda (SRA) 2. The SRA-2 underlines the importance of the air transport sector with respect to value added, Gross Domestic Product, jobs and people mobility. The airport plays a vital role in the Air Transport System (ATS).

The future airport will have to meet different objectives amongst other in the area of environment, costs and performance. Each airport is likely to have a focus on one of these areas that can vary between different airports. Therefore, the “2050+ Airport” project develops three different airport concepts (passenger time efficient, climate neutral and low cost) that demonstrate what the future airport will look like when taking one of the areas as the leading objective. The project shows the benefits and challenges of the different concepts and the trade-offs between the different areas to be made. The airport concepts describe the interface between the aircraft and the ground and the new principles for the airport layout including intermodal connections. The passenger and the baggage will experience a seamless travel through the 2050+ airport.

The approach is to develop concrete concepts taking into account input from existing studies like the “out of the box” project and input from other stakeholders like universities, research institutes, airports and industry. The project provides a scientific methodology to develop and evaluate innovative airport concepts. The output of the project shows which step change innovation is proposed to prepare the different types of airports for the second half of this century."

Field of science

  • /social sciences/social and economic geography/transport

Call for proposal

FP7-AAT-2011-RTD-1
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Funding Scheme

CP-FP - Small or medium-scale focused research project

Coordinator

STICHTING NATIONAAL LUCHT- EN RUIMTEVAARTLABORATORIUM
Address
Anthony Fokkerweg 2
1059CM Amsterdam
Netherlands
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 559 400
Administrative Contact
Pim Van Leeuwen (Mr.)

Participants (7)

TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITEIT DELFT
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 266 519
Address
Stevinweg 1
2628 CN Delft
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Martin Hoekstra (Mr.)
INGENIERIA Y ECONOMIA DEL TRANSPORTE SME MP SA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 231 200
Address
Paseo De La Habana 138
28036 Madrid
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Laura Serrano (Ms.)
CENTRO DE REFERENCIA INVESTIGACION DESARROLLO E INNOVACION ATM, A.I.E.
Spain
EU contribution
€ 300 400
Address
Avda De Aragon 402 4 Edificio Allende
28022 Madrid
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Nicolas Suarez (Mr.)
SLOT CONSULTING KERESKEDELMI, SZOLGALTATO, TANACSADO KORLATOLT FELELOSEGU TARSASAG
Hungary
EU contribution
€ 243 840
Address
Banffyhunyad U. 14/B
1182 Budapest
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Roland Guraly (Mr.)
DEUTSCHES ZENTRUM FUR LUFT - UND RAUMFAHRT EV
Germany
EU contribution
€ 99 870
Address
Linder Hohe
51147 Koln
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Dirk-Roger Schmitt (Dr.)
UNIVERSIDAD POLITECNICA DE MADRID
Spain
EU contribution
€ 241 800
Address
Calle Ramiro De Maeztu 7 Edificio Rectorado
28040 Madrid
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Gonzalo Leon (Prof.)
SMART CONTINENT LT UAB
Lithuania
EU contribution
€ 134 800
Address
Kareiviu Gatve 19
09133 Vilnius
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Andrius Jarzemskis (Dr.)