AMAN Cluster Including iCAS development

Night Optimal Way to Land

I see, I see… Air traffic controllers predict the future using the Trajectory Manager The aircraft makes a smooth descent towards the runway. At the correct altitude, making the least possible noise for local residents. It’s not that difficult. Any modern aircraft can do it. At least, they can as long as there are no other […]

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Arrival Management + Initial 4D

Successful simulation of AMAN-i4D on iCAS platform Together with INDRA, DFS, NLR (with the support of KDC) and MUAC, LVNL has conducted a successful simulation of the AMAN-i4D concept. AMAN stands for (long-distance) Arrival Manager, whereby systems calculate the expected arrival time of approaching aircraft and the best landing sequence. The sooner adjustments are implemented […]

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Arrival Management at Long Distance

Arrival Managers (AMANs) support air traffic controllers in the planning of arrival times. These systems calculate the estimated time of arrival and the optimal landing sequence of approaching aircraft. Based on this data air traffic controllers are able to adjust the aircraft speed earlier on during the flight which enables aircraft to join the chain […]

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Interval Management, Operational Performance Assessment

The Dutch aviation sector (KLM, Amsterdam Airport Schiphol, LVNL), together with the Department of Infrastructure and Environment have jointly committed to develop a new concept for the Schiphol terminal airspace operations. This concept consists of fixed arrival routes and continuous descent operations. Fixed arrival routes, like standard instrument departures have the tendency to negatively affect […]

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Speed and Route Advisor (SARA)

The European Commission has started the ‘Single European Sky’ Research Programme (SESAR) to innovate the European Air Traffic Management (ATM) system towards the year 2020. This requires innovations on many aspects of the ATM system. An important challenge lies in developing an effective arrival management system. The SARA project is aimed at developing a function […]

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Airborne Separation Assistance Systems (ASAS)

  Airborne Separation Assistance Systems (ASAS) provide information to the cockpit about the position of surrounding traffic. In the future this may enable the flight crew to take over some of the separation tasks of air traffic controllers. The ASAS project investigates which of these systems might be beneficial for operations at Schiphol.

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