Projects

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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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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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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Improved Wind Forecasting

The Schiphol operation is very sensitive to the local wind field. Due to climate change, extreme weather events are expected to occur more often in the future, which can make the airport operation even more vulnerable to wind. Information on wind direction, speed and gusts is therefore of great importance. The project Improved Wind Forecasting […]

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Increased Landing Capacity Schiphol

It has been widely recognised that the European Air Traffic Management system is operating close to its limits. At Schiphol this recognition is even stronger. During good visibility the available runways are used to capacity. During poor and marginal visibility, the runway capacity is significantly below normal, which leads to cancellations and delays. Schiphol is […]

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