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ALBATROSS: The most energy efficient flying bird

ALBATROSS

ALBATROSS: The most energy efficient flying bird

Call for proposal: 
H2020-SESAR-2020-1
Link to CORDIS:
Objectives: 

Mobility and transportation are at the heart of our society which facilitate access to jobs, goods and services. Because air travel is one of the fastest and most progressive branches of the transportation sector it is also exposed to large visibility and strong European and worldwide pressure on sustainability.

ALBATROSS is a wide scale initiative of major European aviation stakeholder groups to demonstrate how the technical and operational R&D achievements of the past years can transform the current fuel intensive aviation to an environment-friendly industry sector.

To reach this goal ALBATROSS follows a holistic approach by covering all flight phases, directly involving all relevant stakeholder groups (such as Airlines, ANSPs, Network Manager, Airports and Industries) and addressing both operational and technological aspects of aviation and Air Traffic Management (ATM). The project will demonstrate the complementary of some solutions, from alternative aircraft fuel to enhanced ATM and Airspace Users operations on the ground, TMA and en-route. To foster increased flexibility and scalability the demonstrated approaches will also leverage cutting-edge technologies, such as modern air-ground connectivity means, and novel highly collaborative ATM procedures.

The possibilities of implementing a “Flight with Zero waste of Fuel and CO2 emissions” will be explored and extensively demonstrated in real conditions, through a series of live trials in various European operating environments. The demonstrations will span through a period of several months and will utilize over 1000 demonstration flights, which will be supported by Air France, Novair, Lufthansa, Wizz Air and Swiss on Airbus and Boeing aircraft, 2 Airports and major ANSPs. During this effort, pressure will be put on objective measurability and representativeness of the results, built on systematic data collection, utilizing Big Data Analytics, Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence.

Institution Type:
Institution Name: 
European Commission
Type of funding:
Programme Other: 
SESAR-VLD2-04-2020 Environmental sustainability
Lead Organisation: 

Airbus Operations Sas

Address: 
ROUTE DE BAYONNE 316
31060 TOULOUSE
France
EU Contribution: 
€87,500
Partner Organisations: 

Airbus

Address: 
2 ROND POINT EMILE DEWOITINE
31700 BLAGNAC
France
EU Contribution: 
€306,250

Swiss International Air Lines Ag

Address: 
MALZGASSE 15
4052 BASEL
Switzerland
EU Contribution: 
€187,600

Austro Control Osterreichische Gesellschaft Fur Zivilluftfahrt Mbh

Address: 
WAGRAMER STRASSE 19
1220 WIEN
Austria
EU Contribution: 
€95,025

Deutsche Lufthansa Aktiengesellschaft

Address: 
LINNICHER STRASSE 48
50933 KOLN
Germany
EU Contribution: 
€495,488

Swedavia Ab

Address: 
SWEDAVIA
190 45 STOCKHOLM ARLANDA
Sweden
EU Contribution: 
€105,000

Direction Des Services De La Navigation Aérienne

Address: 
Rue Henry Farman 50
75720 Paris
France
EU Contribution: 
€157,500

Honeywell International Sro

Address: 
V PARKU 2325/16 CHODOV
148 00 PRAHA
Czech Republic
EU Contribution: 
€161,305

Smart Airport Systems

Address: 
104 BOULEVARD DU MONTPARNASSE
75014 PARIS
France
EU Contribution: 
€245,000

Eurocontrol - European Organisation For The Safety Of Air Navigation

Address: 
Rue De La Fusée 96
1130 Bruxelles
Belgium

Wizz Air Uk Limited

Address: 
MAIN TERMINAL BUILDING LONDON LUTON AIRPORT
LUTON
LU2 9LY
United Kingdom
EU Contribution: 
€64,260

Deutsches Zentrum Fr Luft Und Raumfahrt E.v

Address: 
Linder Hoehe
51147 KOELN
Germany
EU Contribution: 
€470,000

Thales Avs France Sas

Address: 
75-77 Avenue Marcel Dassault
33700 Merignac
France
EU Contribution: 
€175,078

Nova Airlines Ab

Address: 
PO BOX 45439
104 31 STOCKHOLM
Sweden
EU Contribution: 
€481,250

Luftfartsverket

Address: 
HOSPITALSGATAN 30
602 27 NORRKOPING
Sweden
EU Contribution: 
€70,000

Air France SA

Address: 
RUE DE PARIS 45
95747 ROISSY CDG CEDEX
France
EU Contribution: 
€650,125

Schiphol Nederland B.v.

Address: 
Evert Van De Beekstraat 202
1118CP Luchthaven Schiphol
Netherlands
EU Contribution: 
€245,000
Technologies: 
Development phase: