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Increase airport capacity, safety and security using European GNSS

Increase airport capacity, safety and security using European GNSS

Objective

The main goals of the e-Airport project are:
• The development of an airport operations monitor application based on European GNSS to increase the efficiency, safety and security of aircraft services and cargo processes
• Application demonstrations in two European airports using EGNOS and Galileo Early services.

Eurocontrol statistics indicates that 70 % of all flight delays in Europe are caused by airlines or their ground handlers, airports or other parties involved in the turn around process which includes cabin service, catering, fuelling, cargo operations, passenger boarding etc.
On the other hand, ICAO Annex 14 recommends to provide apron management service to increase airport capacity in low visibility conditions and at complex, high-density aerodromes.
To cope with these efficiency and safety goals different R&D projects in Europe have developed applications focused on improving particular aspects of Airport Operations.
The e-Airport project aims at:
• evolve GPS based solutions developed in previous projects in multicostellation based solutions exploiting GPS, EGNOS/EDAS and Galileo services
• integrate the applications developed to monitor aircraft services and cargo processes in a single wider application able to measure the global Airport performance Key Performance Indicators according to the SESAR guidelines
Moreover e-Airport project will propose an evolution of the current CEN standard for provision of EGNOS CS/EDAS based services to include the use of Galileo services and it will release the associated client SW tool to the GNSS developer community with free open source license.

Airport Operators and one Air Navigation Service Provider are part of the e-Airport project team to drive the application development with actual operational user needs and to validate the application demonstration in:
• “Karol Wojtyła” International Airport of Bari-Palese
• “Henri Coandă” International Airport of Bucarest

Coordinator

TELESPAZIO SPA

Address

Via Tiburtina 965
00156 Roma

Italy

Activity type

Other

EU Contribution

€ 636 790

Participants (8)

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ENAV SPA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 163 487,62

AEROPORTI DI PUGLIA SOCIETA PER AZIONI

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 68 224,62

FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 324 937,50

SCHELLER SYSTEMTECHNIK GMBH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 258 650

TECHNO SKY S.R.L.

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 167 366,50

COMPANIA NATIONALA AEROPORTURI BUCURESTI SA

Romania

RARTEL SA

Romania

EU Contribution

€ 186 347,88

AEROPORTUL INTERNATIONAL SIBIU RA

Romania

EU Contribution

€ 67 702,48

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 641581

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 January 2015

  • End date

    30 June 2017

Funded under:

H2020-EU.2.1.6.

  • Overall budget:

    € 2 537 179,08

  • EU contribution

    € 1 873 506,60

Coordinated by:

TELESPAZIO SPA

Italy