The European Commission has put in place the ‘Single European Sky’ Research Programme (SESAR) to innovate the European Air Traffic Management (ATM) system towards the year 2020. This requires innovation of many aspects of the ATM system. An important challenge lies in developing of so-called ‘Trajectory Based Operations’, where optimal flight paths are selected through a collaborative decision making (CDM) process.
To select optimal flight paths through a CDM process, required technology needs to be developed. This technology will enable and support the relevant parties involved in taking descisions together. Furthermore the correct functioning of the concept needs to be demonstrated.
BridgeT project will demonstrate a concept for so-called ‘Trajectory Based Operations’ in a collaboration between airlines, air traffic control, airports, industrial partners and research organisations.
The objective is to fly a smooth trajectory, without intermediate adjustments
The trajectory is determined through a Collaborative Desicion Making (CDM) process
This will allow for a smooth and metered flow of traffic in the future
The definition phase of the BridgeT project has been completed. The remainder of the project, including the live trials, is part of the NORACON proposal which is offered to the SESAR Joint Undertaking, as part of ‘Workpackage 7’. If granted, the preparations for the live trials will start. At the moment no planning is available yet.
The results can be downloaded from the section Downloads.
KLM, AAS, LVNL, NLR, LFV, SAS, EUROCONTROL Maastricht, NAVIAIR, Rockwell Collins UK and IBM NL.