Projects

Forecasting LVP Conditions at Schiphol Airport en Improved wind forecasting

Schiphol: hotspot for climate change. How can Schiphol prepare itself for what is coming?    Climate change is causing increasingly extreme weather conditions. Heavy rain and strong gusts of wind make it even more important for Schiphol to provide more accurate weather forecasts. Accurate forecasting is particularly important in relation to runway allocation and handling starts […]

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New Applications of Downlink Airborne Parameters

The more parameters the better? A study on DAPs seeking a balance between supply and requirements Dutch air traffic controllers currently use three Downlink Airborne Parameters, or DAPs. These are handy as they provide useful information about the aircraft: selected altitude, indicated airspeed and magnetic heading. These parameters are only a fraction of the wide […]

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Information Project: Study 4th Initial Approach Fix

In developing a more efficient European airspace (Single European Sky), important objectives are that one the one hand shorter routes can be flown and that on the other hand additional distances flown due to the presence of (closed) military airspace are limited as much as possible. To achieve this, military flying areas will be re-located […]

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Datalink Business Case Study

Problem Area As a consequence of the mandatory implementation of Datalink applications on airplanes operating above flight level 285, new opportunities may arise. More specifically, CPDLC Datalink applications may also be utilized below flight level 285 and at Schiphol airport. The aim of the KDC project PRJ-1945 “Datalink Business Case Study” is to conduct an […]

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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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Downlink Airborne Parameters

LVNL is implementing Mode-S Enhanced Surveillance (EHS) to make the ATM system even safer and more efficient. This technique consists of an aircraft transponder which is suitable for transmitting Mode-S data, and the radar on the ground that is suitable for receiving Mode-S data. AIC-A 01/05 of 2007 regulates which data from the aircraft must […]

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Increased Schiphol Sustainability (ISS)

The KDC study Increased Schiphol Sustainability focused on the identification of near term solutions to maintain airport capacity under adverse weather conditions. The study was performed as a sequel to two earlier studies which also touched on the same subject but with a different focus: the studies Increased Groundhandling Capacity and Increased Landing Capacity (KDC, […]

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