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Increased Runway and Airport Throughput

Increased Runway and Airport Throughput

Objective

EUROCONTROL’s 2013 Challenges of Growth Report “by 2035 more than 20 airports are operating at 80% or more of capacity for 6 or more hours per day … drives ATFCM airport delay up from around 1 minute/flight in 2012 to 5-6 minutes in 2035.”
Whereas social, economic and environmental constraints impede building new runways, secondary airports are hindered by technical, infrastructure and meteorological limitations from absorbing additional traffic.
EARTH unites key European aviation partners combining the right expertise and investment to address issues and drive deployment of operational and technical improvements to enhance infrastructure, increase traffic throughput whilst preserving safety and environment.
Aligned with the ATM-Masterplan, EARTH focuses on separation and procedures to improve runway and airport throughput considering wake-vortex, weather, environment and noise whilst taking account of different traffic demand, future aircraft capability and airport configurations.
Partners validate reduction of arrival/departure separations delivered through optimised runway delivery support tools and study new procedures designed to reduce environmental and noise impact whilst confirming increased runway throughput enabled by ground and on-board space-based augmented navigation systems including GBAS and SBAS.
Partners investigate independent rotorcraft operations, fixed-wing and helicopter non-interfering simultaneous approaches, on-board and low-cost ground technology improving access to secondary airports in low visibility, optimising single and multi-runway operations in mixed-mode and dependent runway configurations and enhanced terminal airspace operations through curved approaches.
EARTH supports the SESAR Deployment regulation and addresses European concerns on environmental sustainability, reduction of noise and fuel consumption and brings low cost improved access to regional airports making regions economically attractive with potential for new jobs.
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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 (34)

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AIRBUS

France

EU Contribution

€ 2 197 658,06

DEUTSCHES ZENTRUM FUER LUFT - UND RAUMFAHRT EV

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 266 499,63

LEONARDO - SOCIETA PER AZIONI

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 1 407 798,88

POLSKA AGENCJA ZEGLUGI POWIETRZNEJ

Poland

EU Contribution

€ 670 974,92

LUFTFARTSVERKET

Sweden

EU Contribution

€ 1 750 000

DASSAULT AVIATION

France

EU Contribution

€ 73 150

DIRECTION DES SERVICES DE LA NAVIGATION AERIENNE

France

EU Contribution

€ 216 999,13

ENAIRE

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 663 671,40

ENAV SPA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 1 042 237,35

HONEYWELL AEROSPACE

France

EU Contribution

€ 627 880,76

INDRA SISTEMAS SA

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 1 002 863,32

STIFTELSEN SINTEF

Norway

EU Contribution

€ 183 753,98

NATS (EN ROUTE) PUBLIC LIMITED COMPANY

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 1 309 000

SWEDAVIA AB

Sweden

EU Contribution

€ 78 260

SKYGUIDE, SA SUISSE POUR LES SERVICES DE LA NAVIGATION AERIENNE CIVILS ET MILITAIRES

Switzerland

EU Contribution

€ 718 433,34

THALES LAS FRANCE SAS

France

EU Contribution

€ 2 219 499,63

THALES AVS FRANCE SAS

France

EU Contribution

€ 275 939,13

STICHTING NATIONAAL LUCHT- EN RUIMTEVAARTLABORATORIUM

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 81 150,13

AUSTRO CONTROL OSTERREICHISCHE GESELLSCHAFT FUR ZIVILLUFTFAHRT MBH

Austria

EU Contribution

€ 422 727,38

HEATHROW AIRPORT LIMITED

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 25 900

AVINOR AS

Norway

EU Contribution

€ 43 260

FLUGHAFEN ZURICH AG

Switzerland

EU Contribution

€ 37 380

RIZENI LETOVEHO PROVOZU CESKE REPUBLIKY STATNI PODNIK

Czechia

LETOVE PREVADZKOVE SLUZBY SLOVENSKEJ REPUBLIKY, STATNY PODNIK

Slovakia

VALSTYBES IMONE ORO NAVIGACIJA

Lithuania

CROATIA CONTROL, CROATIAN AIR NAVIGATION SERVICES LTD

Croatia

UDARAS EITLIOCHTA NA HEIREANN THE IRISH AVIATION AUTHORITY

Ireland

NAVIAIR

Denmark

AIRTEL ATN LIMITED

Ireland

SAAB AKTIEBOLAG

Sweden

AEROPORTS DE PARIS

France

FLUGHAFEN MUNCHEN GMBH

Germany

SCHIPHOL NEDERLAND B.V.

Netherlands

SINTEF AS

Norway

EU Contribution

€ 277 745,52

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 731781

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 December 2016

  • End date

    31 March 2020

Funded under:

H2020-EU.3.4.7.

  • Overall budget:

    € 37 430 158,57

  • EU contribution

    € 15 592 782,56

Coordinated by:

EUROCONTROL - EUROPEAN ORGANISATION FOR THE SAFETY OF AIR NAVIGATION

Belgium