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S-wake - assessment of wake vortex safety (S-WAKE)

Objective

The present S-Wake project aims to develop and apply tools for assessing appropriate (safe) wake vortex separation distances. There are two reasons for addressing the wake vortex safety issue in S-Wake. The first reason is that Airbus Industries (and Boeing) are planning the construction of a new very large transport aircraft, which potentially introduces a larger hazard for following aircraft than existing large aircraft. Secondly, with the present wake vortex separation rules, the major airports in Europe become increasingly congested. The S-Wake project addresses these issues by investigating the levels of wake vortex safety behind the projected new aircraft and by developing and applying a safety assessment methodology, based on a probabilistic approach. A large database with quantitative data for wake vortex encounters (based on one year Flight-Data-Recording data for aircraft arriving at a major European airport) will be collected and analysed for validating essential part of the S-Wake project.

Coordinator

STICHTING NATIONAAL LUCHT- EN RUIMTEVAART LABORATORIUM
Address
Anthony Fokkerweg 2 1059 Cm Amsterdam
1006 BM Amsterdam
Netherlands

Participants (12)

AIRBUS DEUTSCHLAND GMBH
Germany
Address
Kreetslag 10
21129 Hamburg
BRITISH AIRWAYS PLC
United Kingdom
Address
Technical Block J, Heathrow Airport, Hounslow
TW6 2JA London
CENTRE EUROPEEN DE RECHERCHE ET DE FORMATION AVANCEE EN CALCUL SCIENTIFIQUE
France
Address
42,Avenue Gustave Coriolis 42
31057 Toulouse
DEUTSCHE FLUGSICHERUNG GMBH
Germany
Address
Paul-ehrlich-str. 37-39
63225 Langen
GERMAN AEROSPACE CENTRE
Germany
Address
Lilienthalplatz 7
38108 Braunschweig
INSTITUTO SUPERIOR TECNICO
Portugal
Address
1,Avenida Rovisco Pais 1
1049-001 Lisboa
NATIONAL AIR TRAFFIC SERVICES LIMITED
United Kingdom
Address
Caa House 45-59 Kingsway
WC2B6TE London
OFFICE NATIONAL D'ETUDES ET DE RECHERCHES AEROSPATIALES
France
Address
2,Avenue Edouard Belin 2
31055 Toulouse
SECRETARY OF STATE FOR DEFENCE - MINISTRY OF DEFENCE
United Kingdom
Address
London Road, Sutton House Room Sg/12
RG12 2SZ Bracknell
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET BERLIN*
Germany
Address
Marchstrasse 12
10587 Berlin
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET BRAUNSCHWEIG
Germany
Address
Hermann-blenk Str. 27
38108 Braunschweig
THE FLIGHT DATA COMPANY
United Kingdom
Address
The Lodge, Harmondsworth Lane
UB7 0LQ Uxbridge