Projects

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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Holding support for Amsterdam Area Control

Before COVID-19 holding operations were a common phenomenon at busy European airports. At London Heathrow holding operations are an integral part of the arrival management concept. At other airports, such as Schiphol, holding operations are more incidental to manage short peaks in the arrival stream and of course in case of unforeseen shortage of arrival […]

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Design options for Continuous Climb Procedures

The national airspace redesign program aims to design the Schiphol departure and arrival routes to reduce noise and emissions and to maintain capacity. The KDC has supported the national airspace redesign program (programma luchtruimherziening) with a study into the effects of various design options for continuous climb procedures (CCO). With the help of To70,  departure […]

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