GreAT - Greener Air Traffic Operations (EU H2020)

The project focuses on new strategies towards greener flight trajectories. This will be achieved by innovative air traffic guidance concepts and optimized routings near airports, in the terminal control area as well as during cruise flight. The concepts will consider various factors like atmospheric conditions and current airspace constraints. An intense air-ground data exchange is one of the pillars of this approach. In contrast to former optimization strategies, GreAT will not solely focus on efficiency and capacity. Instead its focal point is the reduction of aviation’s environmental impact, a crucial part of the future air traffic management.

 

The GreAT-project will be conducted in collaboration with seven European and six Chinese Partners. Researchers will investigate optimization strategies for short-haul flights on the European side; and for long-haul flights on the Chinese side.

 

The partners will develop and evaluate more flexible airspace structures as well as more predictable guidance principles, supported by next generation assistance systems. This will allow for a better compromise between shortest route and conflict-free traffic. Beside initial conceptual work, comprehensive validation activities are planned, which make use of the simulation capabilities and competences that are available in the project consortium. Gained knowledge will be exchanged and published to further support research and development beyond and after the project has ended.

The project focuses on new strategies towards greener flight trajectories. This will be achieved by innovative air traffic guidance concepts and optimized routings near airports, in the terminal control area as well as during cruise flight. The concepts will consider various factors like atmospheric conditions and current airspace constraints. An intense air-ground data exchange is one of the pillars of this approach. In contrast to former optimization strategies, GreAT will not solely focus on efficiency and capacity. Instead its focal point is the reduction of aviation’s environmental impact, a crucial part of the future air traffic management.

 

The GreAT-project will be conducted in collaboration with seven European and six Chinese Partners. Researchers will investigate optimization strategies for short-haul flights on the European side; and for long-haul flights on the Chinese side.

 

The partners will develop and evaluate more flexible airspace structures as well as more predictable guidance principles, supported by next generation assistance systems. This will allow for a better compromise between shortest route and conflict-free traffic. Beside initial conceptual work, comprehensive validation activities are planned, which make use of the simulation capabilities and competences that are available in the project consortium. Gained knowledge will be exchanged and published to further support research and development beyond and after the project has ended.

Beside the German Aerospace Center (DLR) as project coordinator, the consortium consists of HungaroControl (Hungary), Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (Spain), CIRA (Italy), L-Up (France), KLM (Netherlands), and Pildo Labs (Spain) on the European side. On the Chinese side, CARERI, CAAC, CAUC, CETCA, NRIEE and NUAA will take part in the project.

 

An advisory board will support the project, consisting of the air navigation service providers Deutsche Flugsicherung GmbH (Germany), Austro Control (Austria), LFV (Sweden); the suppliers Harris-Orthogon and ATRiCS (both Germany), the international air traffic control organization IFATCA as well as Lufthansa (Germany).

 

The GreAT project has a total duration of 42 months, and received a grant of 2.7 M€ from the European Commission through the H2020 Framework Programme.

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GreAT - Greener Air Traffic Operations (EU H2020)

The GreAT project (Greener Air Traffic Operations) is a European-Chinese Research and Innovation Action (H2020 grant GA N°875154) focusing on new strategies towards “greener” flight trajectories. This will be achieved by innovative air traffic guidance concepts and optimized routings near airports, in the terminal control area as well as during cruise flight. The concepts will consider various factors like atmospheric conditions and current airspace constraints. An intense air-ground data exchange is one of the pillars of this approach. In contrast to former optimization strategies, GreAT will not solely focus on efficiency and capacity. Instead its focal point is the reduction of aviation’s environmental impact, a crucial part of the future ATM. Led by DLR, the consortium consists of HungaroControl – Hungarian Air Navigation Services (Hungary), Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (UPM, Spain), L-UP (France), Royal Dutch Airlines (Koninklijke Luchtvaart Maatschappij; KLM, Netherlands), the Italian Aerospace Research Centre (Centro Italiano Ricerche Aerospaziali; CIRA, Italy), and Pildo Labs (Spain) on the European side. On the Chinese side, the Chinese Aeronautical Radio Electronics Research Institute (CARERI), the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC), the Civil Aviation University of China (CAUC), the China Electronics Technology Avionics Company (CETCA), the Nanjing Research Institute of Electronic Engineering (NRIEE) and the Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics (NUAA) are participating in GreAT GreAT is one of four projects investigating different strategies to counteract aviation’s impact on climate change. The three ‘sister’ projects CliMOP (GA No 875503), ACACIA (GA No 875036) and ALTERNATE (GA No 875538) started also in January 2020, aiming for an intense research exchange and collaboration with GreAT throughout their whole duration.

Website: www.project-great.eu

Linked in : H2020-GreAT

Contact: contact@project-great.eu

 

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