Category: SESAR

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European Commission starts the deployment phase for ATM of the future

The European Commission adopted the first set of essential changes for the modernization of the European Air Traffic Management (ATM) system known as the “Pilot Common Project”.

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GATE ONE: Now 11 members on board

On the 3rd of February 2014, the ANSP of Bosnia-Hercegovina (BHANSA) joined the Cooperation Agreement signed by the CEOs of ANSPs of Austria, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Croatia, Poland, Lithuania, Hungary, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia in Sofia on the 6th of November, 2013.

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EGNOS Declared Fully Operational

The European satellite navigation network was declared certified March 2 for use by European civil-aviation authorities. The network is intended to complement the U.S. GPS satellite navigation constellation.

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Automatic Dependent Surveillance – Broadcast

ADS-B is a cooperative surveillance technique for air traffic control and related applications being developed as part of global CNS/ATM plan. The successful implementation of this new technology has resulted in many ground systems providing advanced platforms suitable for ATM systems based on the used of data-link and satellite technology.

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System Wide Information Management (SWIM)

System Wide Information Management (SWIM) is an international concept which aims to facilitate greater sharing of Air Traffic Management (ATM) system information, such as airport operational status, weather information and flight data in real time. SWIM is essentially the migration from legacy one-to-one information exchange to many-to-many information distribution.

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Performance-Based Navigation – An Overview

Performance-Based Navigation (PBN) defines performance requirements for aircraft navigating on an ATS route, terminal procedure or in a designated airspace. It provides a way forward in addressing today’s – and tomorrow’s – aviation system capacity, efficiency, environmental and safety issues.

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An Overview of SESAR

SESAR (Single European Sky ATM Research Programme) is touted to be the answer to Europe’s rapidly growing air traffic congestion. The European Airspace is fragmented and will become more and more congested, as traffic is forecast to grow steadily over the next 15 years. In the past, many initiatives aiming at improving the ATM system […]

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