Fixed Arrival Routes and CDA’s

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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Traffic Merging Support for Schiphol Approach

Follow the ghost  Merging helps guide traffic to the correct routes. This applies to Dutch motorways but it also applies to our airspace. To develop smooth merging of air traffic the Netherlands Aerospace Centre (NLR) conducted the Traffic Merging Support for Schiphol Approach project from August 2016 to January 2017 in close conjunction with LVNL. […]

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Independent Parallel CDAs (IPC)

In sustainable airport development an optimal balance between customer demands and environmental constraints is key. Continuous Descent Approach (CDA) operations play a vital role in improving environmental performance in the TMA. Fixed lateral routes with a continuous descent segment have been in place since a number of years at Schiphol in single runway operations during […]

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