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Initial Trajectory Information Sharing

Initial Trajectory Information Sharing

Objective

"DIGITS will contribute to reinforce the “Enabling Aviation infrastructure” key feature of SESAR 2020 by demonstrating the ATM benefits that can be realized through the use of downlinked 4D trajectory data in ground systems.
The project proposes, in a close to operational environment and in fully representative operational conditions, a set of tightly coordinated development and demonstration actions of key airborne and ground stakeholders in Europe.
The airborne industry will develop up to certification the worldwide first airborne unit capable of downlinking ADS-C data according to ATN Baseline 2 standard in compliance with PCP AF#6 (Initial Trajectory Information Sharing).
The ANSPs and ground industry will build up pre-operational system platforms capable of receiving and processing ADS-C data including the Extended Projected Profile (EPP). These platforms will e.g. display the shared trajectory data to controllers on their working positions and integrate it in the Flight data Processing systems for the enhancement of the ground Trajectory Prediction.
DIGITS plans to have revenue flights becoming available gradually as from mid 2018. These commercial flights will downlink ADS-C data to be processed in ATM ground systems of four participating ANSPs, covering together a substantial part of European airspace and air traffic under a variety of operational conditions.
Demonstrations will be done in a shadow mode system set-up, supported by further offline analysis and post-processing. Project partners will make significant efforts to assess together with operational experts the benefits of initial trajectory sharing, its system impacts, potential human performance impacts and opportunities for further ATM performance improvements.
DIGITS will bridge the gap between the early validation of the Trajectory Based Operations concept achieved in SESAR 1, also known as “initial 4D”, with successful flight trials in 2012 and 2014, and the deployment of PCP AF#6.
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Coordinator

Airbus

Address

2 Rond Point Emile Dewoitine
31700 Blagnac

France

Activity type

Other

EU Contribution

€ 8 400 000

Participants (16)

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DFS DEUTSCHE FLUGSICHERUNG GMBH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 455 000

ENAV SPA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 590 049,53

EUROCONTROL - EUROPEAN ORGANISATION FOR THE SAFETY OF AIR NAVIGATION

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 849 100

HONEYWELL AEROSPACE

France

EU Contribution

€ 2 299 999,10

INDRA SISTEMAS SA

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 1 344 000

NATS (EN ROUTE) PUBLIC LIMITED COMPANY

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 570 500

LEONARDO - SOCIETA PER AZIONI

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 468 132

THALES AVS FRANCE SAS

France

EU Contribution

€ 3 499 989,50

AUSTRO CONTROL OSTERREICHISCHE GESELLSCHAFT FUR ZIVILLUFTFAHRT MBH

Austria

CROATIA CONTROL, CROATIAN AIR NAVIGATION SERVICES LTD

Croatia

UDARAS EITLIOCHTA NA HEIREANN THE IRISH AVIATION AUTHORITY

Ireland

LUFTFARTSVERKET

Sweden

EU Contribution

€ 102 375

NAVIAIR

Denmark

EU Contribution

€ 64 268,75

AIRTEL ATN LIMITED

Ireland

EU Contribution

€ 311 692,50

SAAB AKTIEBOLAG

Sweden

STIFTELSEN SINTEF

Norway

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 731818

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 September 2016

  • End date

    31 December 2019

Funded under:

H2020-EU.3.4.7.

  • Overall budget:

    € 27 802 829,78

  • EU contribution

    € 18 955 106,38

Coordinated by:

Airbus

France