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Implementing Time Based CDA Operations in a Medium-High Density ATM Environment

de Muynck, Robert and Bos, Tanja and Kuenz, Alexander and Törner, Staffan (2012) Implementing Time Based CDA Operations in a Medium-High Density ATM Environment. In: ICAS proceedings. ICAS 2012, 23.-28. Sep. 2012, Brisbane, Australien.

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Abstract

Within the present air traffic management (ATM) system, a desired high capacity rate of continuous descent operations, flown from top-of-descent to final approach, is not yet feasible during daytime operations at the major airports. A concept of operations is described aiming at reducing the aviation environmental impact through better planning and predictability in the (extended) terminal area. This should enable a higher rate of Continuous Descent Approach (CDA) profiles while maintaining at least the same rate of Continuous Climb Departures. The work was performed within the ERAT project (Environmentally Responsible Air Transport), sponsored by the European Commission. The project aims to achieve enhanced climb and descent services as defined by SESAR and for implementation of operational improvements in the short to medium term. Key elements in the concept of operation for medium to high density CDA operations are time based operations using Controlled Time of Arrival (CTA), applying advanced arrival management and trajectory prediction, as well as integrated controller support tools. The evaluations have definitely proven benefits of the concept regarding predictability and efficiency. The concept and the advanced arrival management tool that have to support the concept seem to cater for possibilities to reach higher efficiency.

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/80854/
Document Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Speech)
Additional Information:referiertes Abstract
Title:Implementing Time Based CDA Operations in a Medium-High Density ATM Environment
Authors:
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthors ORCID iD
de Muynck, RobertNLRUNSPECIFIED
Bos, TanjaNLRUNSPECIFIED
Kuenz, AlexanderDLRUNSPECIFIED
Törner, StaffanLFVUNSPECIFIED
Date:23 September 2012
Journal or Publication Title:ICAS proceedings
Refereed publication:Yes
Open Access:No
Gold Open Access:No
In SCOPUS:No
In ISI Web of Science:No
Status:Published
Keywords:CDA CTA TBO
Event Title:ICAS 2012
Event Location:Brisbane, Australien
Event Type:international Conference
Event Dates:23.-28. Sep. 2012
Organizer:ICAS
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport
HGF - Program:Aeronautics
HGF - Program Themes:ATM and Operation (old)
DLR - Research area:Aeronautics
DLR - Program:L AO - Air Traffic Management and Operation
DLR - Research theme (Project):L - Air Transport Concepts and Operation (old)
Location: Braunschweig
Institutes and Institutions:Institute of Flight Control > Pilot Assistance
Deposited By: Kuenz, Dr. Alexander
Deposited On:25 Jan 2013 11:06
Last Modified:08 May 2014 23:23

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