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The integration of the Point Merge approach procedure into the flexiGuide airspace structure

Sinapius, Philipp (2014) The integration of the Point Merge approach procedure into the flexiGuide airspace structure. In: 63. Deutscher Luft- und Raumfahrtkongress. 63. Deutsche Luft- und Raumfahrtkonferenz, 16.-18. Sep. 2014, Augsburg.

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Abstract

Current operations in the terminal manoeuvring area (TMA) are a bottleneck for the local air traffic system and hence may limit its efficiency. Under today’s circumstances, the operation of a TMA is optimised for high traffic throughput. However, in many cases this optimization is detrimental to the environment with regard to noise and fuel emissions. Continuous descent operations (CDO) have shown to be able to abate a significant part of these emissions, however prove to be incompatible with a high traffic flow rate through the TMA. It is hence today required to trade the two requirements off against each other. The DLR has developed a traffic management concept for the TMA which allows aircraft equipped with advanced fourdimensional flight management systems (A-FMS) to save route length and fuel while approaching larger airports. Aircraft not equipped with these A-FMS will be guided in path stretching areas like today and do not really benefit from this newly designed TMA. This paper presents variants of reconfiguring the route structure for Point Merge approaches so that all aircraft, whether A-FMS equipped or not, are allowed to fly nearly unimpeded continuous descent approaches (CDA) even under high traffic loads.

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/90325/
Document Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Speech)
Title:The integration of the Point Merge approach procedure into the flexiGuide airspace structure
Authors:
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthors ORCID iD
Sinapius, Philippphilipp.sinapius (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Date:2014
Journal or Publication Title:63. Deutscher Luft- und Raumfahrtkongress
Refereed publication:No
Open Access:No
Gold Open Access:No
In SCOPUS:No
In ISI Web of Science:No
Status:Published
Keywords:flexiGuide, Point Merge, continuous descent, CDA, CDO
Event Title:63. Deutsche Luft- und Raumfahrtkonferenz
Event Location:Augsburg
Event Type:national Conference
Event Dates:16.-18. Sep. 2014
Organizer:Deutsche Gesellschaft für Luft- und Raumfahrt
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport
HGF - Program:Aeronautics
HGF - Program Themes:air traffic management and operations
DLR - Research area:Aeronautics
DLR - Program:L AO - Air Traffic Management and Operation
DLR - Research theme (Project):L - Efficient Flight Guidance
Location: Braunschweig
Institutes and Institutions:Institute of Flight Control > Controller Assistance
Deposited By: Sinapius, Philipp Benjamin
Deposited On:11 Dec 2014 12:24
Last Modified:11 Dec 2014 12:24

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