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Traffic Segregation Concepts

A new report has been published on traffic segregation concepts. In the current Schiphol operation, during a departure peak (two runways in use for departures), departing traffic is segregated based on their departure sector and therefore destination. The primary departure runways operate traffic to sectors 1, 4 and 5 while secondary runways operate traffic to […]

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Research agenda 2023-2027 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 2023 – 2027 period. The program revolves around five themes: Safe Airspace and Airport Navigation Environmental Sustainability Airline and Airport Operational […]

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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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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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