Holding support for Amsterdam Area Control

Before COVID-19 holding operations were a common phenomenon at busy European airports. At London Heathrow holding operations are an integral part of the arrival management concept. At other airports, such as Schiphol, holding operations are more incidental to manage short peaks in the arrival stream and of course in case of unforeseen shortage of arrival […]

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New report released: CCO high altitude SIDs

A new article is filed under the ‘Projects’ tab: Environmental Sustainability about the project CCO high altitude SIDs. Click the link below to view the article and the download link to the report. Design options for Continuous Climb Procedures A study into different departure design choices and their effects on the noise footprint and the […]

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Design options for Continuous Climb Procedures

The national airspace redesign program aims to design the Schiphol departure and arrival routes to reduce noise and emissions and to maintain capacity. The KDC has supported the national airspace redesign program (programma luchtruimherziening) with a study into the effects of various design options for continuous climb procedures (CCO). With the help of To70,  departure […]

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New report released: Multi-Airport Concept

A new article is filed under the ‘Projects’ tab: Capacity Management about the project Multi-Airport Concept. Click the link below to view the article and the download link to the report. Multi-Airport Concept: improved management of air traffic flows in The Netherlands The project ‘Multi-Airport Concept’ explores how Schiphol Airport and the regional airports will […]

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Summary of KDC results 2019

What did we achieve in 2019? Which projects did we work on? What did we complete? What will we continue to work on over the course of the next year? And what are the results so far? You can find the answers to all these questions below.

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New calls of the 2020 agenda

The new year is starting off with yet another set of calls! The KDC management team has requested its partners to provide proposals for benefit assessments of Runway sequence bays (subject 5.3 of the research agenda), Optimization of ground movements in relation to taxiway renovation (subject 5.4), and an Airport Operations Centre (APOC) for Schiphol […]

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First call of the 2020 agenda is out!

The KDC management team has requested its partners to provide proposals for a benefit assessment of RECAT-EU for Departures (subject 5.2 of the research agenda) in a joint collaboration with EUROCONTROL. This is the first of four calls that will be made in the period up to January 15, 2020. Next in sequence will be […]

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Research agenda 2020 released

The new research agenda has been approved by the KDC Board, and is now available on the KDC web-site! With the 2020 agenda a new focus is placed on a number of areas that have been part of the KDC programme for some time: Environmental sustainability: new concepts are explored, supporting the innovation track of […]

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Study results available: Vision on the role of technology demonstrations in ATM innovation “X-Environment”

On the KDC-website the following new article is filed under the ‘Projects’ tab: AMAN Cluster Including iCas Development Vision on the role of technology demonstrations in ATM innovation “X-Environment”; The development of an experimental environment in which operational data is readily available and where research studies can be made ready for possible implementation.

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