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Fixed Arrival Routes: Early Split – Late Merge

Air traffic volumes and the nature of air traffic using the Dutch airspace has evolved significantly over the past decades and will continue to evolve. This while the airspace structure has remained largely unchanged. To boost efficient use of airspace and to reduce emissions and noise impact, the Dutch Airspace Redesign Programme was established. Redesigns […]

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D-1 Demand Alignment Predictions

European network operational stakeholders have become increasingly aware of the need to optimize their operations within the available capacity. The utilization of the available capacity on the day of operations (D0) requires the publication of a stable operational plan the day prior to operations (D-1). This D-1 plan enables all stakeholders to anticipate the network […]

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Transition to Trajectory Based Operations (TBO)

In 2021, KDC has worked together with a group of experts from all KDC partners, developing a roadmap for the transition to Trajectory Based Operations (TBO) in the Netherlands. TBO is the future of Air Traffic Management, an operation in which flights are accommodated as close as possible to the user-preferred flight path. TBO is […]

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Research agenda 2022-2026 released!

The new research agenda has been approved by the KDC Board, and is now available on the KDC website! Like previous year, the KDC research has been expanded to a five year program, covering the 2022 – 2026 period. The program revolves around five themes: Safe Airspace and Airport Navigation Environmental Sustainability Airline and Airport […]

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Summary of KDC results 2020

What did KDC achieve in 2020? The results at a glance.   In 2020… … we worked on 11 different projects. … we finished 9 projects, the remaining 2 studies started in 2020 will be completed in 2021. … 9 students conducted innovative research within the Centre of Excellence. Five of them were master students […]

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KDC turns 15!

KDC turns 15! Our selection of top projects that made it to implementation!   The KDC foundation was established 15 years ago, on March 30, 2006 as an initiative of the Ministry of Infrastructure and Water Management. At the request of the Ministry, LVNL, Royal Schiphol Group and KLM started a collaboration to jointly develop […]

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New report released: RECAT-EU for departures

The results of the study “RECAT-EU for departures” are available. Click the link below to view the page about this project, with the download link to the report. Impact of RECAT-EU on the departure capacity at Schiphol Airport A study that analyzed the factors that have a bearing on the departure capacity at Schiphol, in […]

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First calls of the 2021 research agenda!

The new year is starting off with a set of new calls! The KDC management team has requested its partners to provide proposals for the projects Steep approach runway 22 (subject 4.2.6 of the research agenda) and Traffic Segregation Concepts (subject 4.2.3). The project Transition to Trajectory Based Opartion (subject 4.5.1) is in the form […]

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New report released: OPUS

The results of the study “Optimising Preferred Use of Schiphol runways through flexible ILS maintenance”, or “OPUS” are available. Click the link below to view the page about this project, with the download link to the report. Feasibility of more flexible ILS ground inspection (OPUS project) A study to investigate the feasibility of additional permanent monitoring […]

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Research Agenda 2021+ released!

The new research agenda has been approved by the KDC Board, and is now available on the KDC website! The KDC research has been expanded to a five year program, covering the 2021 – 2025 period. The program revolves around five themes: Safe Airspace and Airport Navigation Environmental sustainability Airline and Airport Operational Efficiency Capacity […]

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