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Enhanced Air and Ground Safety Nets

Enhanced Air and Ground Safety Nets

Objective

Safety is at the core of ATC. However, safety is interrelated with efficiency. Air and Ground Safety Nets have been developed to increase the achieved level of safety. Necessarily, Ground and Air Safety Nets have to evolve to keep up with the challenges originating from ever increasing traffic density and complexity.

ATM evolutions necessary to safely handle increasing traffic demand or to improve efficiency of air transportation impose new challenging requirements on existing Safety Nets. Future Air and Ground safety nets need to support Trajectory Based Operations and new separation modes: they must provide necessary alerts for actual or potential hazardous situations in an efficient way and avoid or minimise unnecessary alerts.

The SESAR 2020 PJ11-CAPITO project will anticipate these required evolutions to maintain, and if possible improve the level of safety. It will also support the safe integration of new airspace users such as Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems (RPAS) in ATM.

PJ11-CAPITO work is focussed on developing and validating requirements in five solutions: one addressing the ground safety nets (in particular Short Term Conflict Alert) and four focussing on the development of specific variants of the new generation of Airborne Collision Avoidance Systems: ACAS Xa for commercial aviation, ACAS Xu for RPAS, ACAS Xo for Specific operations such as parallel approaches, and ACAS Xp for General Aviation.

Airborne Collision Avoidance Systems need to be interoperable worldwide, which is primarily ensured through the standardisation process. PJ11 CAPITO will federate European requirements’ capture and ensure that they are taken into account in the global standardisation processes.

PJ11 CAPITO unites key European aviation partners including Air Navigation Service Providers, Ground Industry, Airborne industry and EUROCONTROL so that required complementary expertise is available to achieve these ambitious objectives.
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Coordinator

EUROCONTROL - EUROPEAN ORGANISATION FOR THE SAFETY OF AIR NAVIGATION

Address

Rue De La FusÉE 96
1130 Bruxelles

Belgium

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

Participants (12)

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DIRECTION DES SERVICES DE LA NAVIGATION AERIENNE

France

EU Contribution

€ 548 800

HONEYWELL AEROSPACE

France

EU Contribution

€ 1 131 358,38

INDRA SISTEMAS SA

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 475 313,13

THALES AVS FRANCE SAS

France

EU Contribution

€ 653 000,25

LEONARDO - SOCIETA PER AZIONI

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 427 971,25

SAAB AKTIEBOLAG

Sweden

EU Contribution

€ 162 367,63

DASSAULT AVIATION

France

EU Contribution

€ 124 173

ENAIRE

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 42 077

AIRBUS

France

EU Contribution

€ 424 540,39

THALES LAS FRANCE SAS

France

EU Contribution

€ 1 083 999,88

AIRTEL ATN LIMITED

Ireland

STIFTELSEN SINTEF

Norway

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 732996

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 November 2016

  • End date

    31 December 2019

Funded under:

H2020-EU.3.4.7.

  • Overall budget:

    € 15 363 838,75

  • EU contribution

    € 5 073 600,91

Coordinated by:

EUROCONTROL - EUROPEAN ORGANISATION FOR THE SAFETY OF AIR NAVIGATION

Belgium