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ALBATROSS: The most energy efficient flying bird

PROJECTS
Funding
European
European Union
Duration
-
Status
Ongoing
Geo-spatial type
Other
Total project cost
€6 940 248
EU Contribution
€3 996 381
Project Acronym
ALBATROSS
STRIA Roadmaps
Network and traffic management systems (NTM)
Transport mode
Airborne icon
Transport policies
Societal/Economic issues,
Environmental/Emissions aspects
Transport sectors
Passenger transport,
Freight transport

Overview

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. And 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 modern as 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.

Funding

Parent Programmes
Institution Type
Public institution
Institution Name
European Commission
Type of funding
Public (EU)
Specific funding programme
H2020-EU.3.4.7. - SESAR JU
Other Programme
SESAR-VLD2-04-2020 Environmental sustainability

Partners

Lead Organisation
Organisation
Airbus Operations Sas
Address
ROUTE DE BAYONNE 316, 31060 TOULOUSE, France
Organisation website
EU Contribution
€87 500
Partner Organisations
Organisation
Airbus
Address
2 ROND POINT EMILE DEWOITINE, 31700 BLAGNAC, France
Organisation website
EU Contribution
€306 250
Organisation
Swiss International Air Lines Ag
Address
MALZGASSE 15, 4052 BASEL, Switzerland
EU Contribution
€187 600
Organisation
Austro Control Osterreichische Gesellschaft Fur Zivilluftfahrt Mbh
Address
WAGRAMER STRASSE 19, 1220 WIEN, Austria
EU Contribution
€95 025
Organisation
Deutsche Lufthansa Aktiengesellschaft
Address
LINNICHER STRASSE 48, 50933 KOLN, Germany
Organisation website
EU Contribution
€495 488
Organisation
Swedavia Ab
Address
SWEDAVIA, 190 45 STOCKHOLM ARLANDA, Sweden
Organisation website
EU Contribution
€105 000
Organisation
Direction Des Services De La Navigation Aérienne
Address
Rue Henry Farman 50, 75720 Paris, France
Organisation website
EU Contribution
€157 500
Organisation
Honeywell International Sro
Address
V PARKU 2325/16 CHODOV, 148 00 PRAHA, Czechia
EU Contribution
€161 305
Organisation
Smart Airport Systems
Address
104 BOULEVARD DU MONTPARNASSE, 75014 PARIS, France
EU Contribution
€1 498 831
Organisation
Smart Airport Systems
Address
104 BOULEVARD DU MONTPARNASSE, 75014 PARIS, France
EU Contribution
€245 000
Organisation
Wizz Air Uk Limited
Address
MAIN TERMINAL BUILDING LONDON LUTON AIRPORT, LUTON, LU2 9LY, United Kingdom
EU Contribution
€64 260
Organisation
Deutsches Zentrum Fr Luft Und Raumfahrt E.v
Address
Linder Hoehe, 51147 KOELN, Germany
Organisation website
EU Contribution
€470 000
Organisation
Thales Avs France Sas
Address
75-77 Avenue Marcel Dassault, 33700 Merignac, France
EU Contribution
€4 997 324
Organisation
Thales Avs France Sas
Address
75-77 Avenue Marcel Dassault, 33700 Merignac, France
EU Contribution
€175 078
Organisation
Nova Airlines Ab
Address
PO BOX 45439, 104 31 STOCKHOLM, Sweden
EU Contribution
€481 250
Organisation
Luftfartsverket
Address
HOSPITALSGATAN 30, 602 27 NORRKOPING, Sweden
Organisation website
EU Contribution
€70 000
Organisation
Air France SA
Address
RUE DE PARIS 45, 95747 ROISSY CDG CEDEX, France
EU Contribution
€650 125
Organisation
Schiphol Nederland B.v.
Address
Evert Van De Beekstraat 202, 1118CP Luchthaven Schiphol, Netherlands
EU Contribution
€1 997 406
Organisation
Schiphol Nederland B.v.
Address
Evert Van De Beekstraat 202, 1118CP Luchthaven Schiphol, Netherlands
EU Contribution
€245 000

Technologies

Technology Theme
Aircraft operations and safety
Technology
Optimization of air traffic operations for reduced environmental impacts
Development phase
Demonstration/prototyping/Pilot Production

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