Safe Airspace and Airport Navigation

Common Ground Safety Model

The challenge The Schiphol manoeuvring area hosts complex ground operations involving several parties that depend on each other to ensure that the many manoeuvres are conducted properly and safely. Some vehicle or aircraft manoeuvres in the area controlled by Air Traffic Control or Apron Control are unauthorised. These so-called uncontrolled manoeuvres can disrupt operations. They […]

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Applications of ADS-C

Everything under control: Building a traffic overview beyond radar coverage Air traffic control centres in Canada and Australia are already using it: Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Contract (ADS-C), a new technology to downlink data from the aircraft. With ADS-C air traffic control is able to build a traffic overview above the oceans, where there is no radar […]

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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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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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