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Greener Air Traffic Operations

GREAT

Greener Air Traffic Operations

Call for proposal: 
H2020-MG-2019-SingleStage-INEA
Link to CORDIS:
Objectives: 

The perception of environmental problems especially global warming is more than ever an issue, especially in this day and age when reaching agreements on today's climate targets is a challenge and a topic of concern among European citizens of all ages. Associated effects of global warming, like extreme weather events, are driven primarily by the emission of exhaust gases (especially CO2, nitrogen oxides and methane) and water vapour creating contrails. Hence, reducing emissions to preserve the environment, while keeping the mobility is a central society need now and in the future.

To reduce the emissions in short and medium term, changes in flight trajectory design and ATC operations are an appropriate means. Thereby, the flight trajectories are influenced on one hand by environmental and aircraft parameters, and on the other by ATC driven parameters, like route length or usable altitudes. During flight execution, re-planning on board of an aircraft using the flight management system enables to consider dynamic effects on the tactical level, like changes in the weather situation. For the efficiency of such a greener trajectory, it is necessary that the trajectory can be flown in the planned way, even under the actual traffic situation controlled by ATC, which today is often not the case.

The overall objective of the cooperation of Chinese and European partners in GreAT is to reduce the fuel consumption and gas emissions during “gate-to-gate” flight phases through developing and assessing environment-friendly air traffic operational concept, adaptive airspace and green trajectory optimization technologies, and supporting avionic systems.

Evaluation campaigns between the European partners and in combination with the Chinese partners through cross evaluations are planned to validate the proposed concept and show a potential significant reduction of the aviation’s impact on climate change.

Institution Type:
Institution Name: 
European Commission
Type of funding:
Lead Organisation: 

Deutsches Zentrum Fr Luft Und Raumfahrt E.v

Address: 
Linder Hoehe
51147 KOELN
Germany
EU Contribution: 
€839,984
Partner Organisations: 

L - Up Sas

Address: 
Avenue De Friedland 32
75008 Paris
France
EU Contribution: 
€229,250

Cetc Avionics Co., Ltd.

Address: 
NO 88 XINYE ROAD HIGH-TECH WEST ZONE
CHENGDU
611731
China

Hungarocontrol Magyar Legiforgalmiszolgalat Zartkoruen Mukodo Reszvenytarsasag

Address: 
IGLO UTCA 33 35
BUDAPEST
1185
Hungary
EU Contribution: 
€401,289

Nanjing Research Institute Of Electronics Engineering

Address: 
NO 1 MUXUYUAN EAST STREET
NANJING
210007
China

Civil Aviation University Of China

Address: 
n/a
TIAN JIN
300300
China

Koninklijke Luchtvaart Maatschappijnv

Address: 
Amsterdamseweg 55
1182 GP Amstelveen
Netherlands
EU Contribution: 
€208,750

Pildo Consulting S.l.

Address: 
Marie Curie
08042 Barcelona
Spain
EU Contribution: 
€488,260

China Aeronautical Radio Electronics Research Institute

Address: 
NO. 432 ZIYUE ROAD
SHANGHAI
200233
China

Centro Italiano Ricerche Aerospaziali Scpa

Address: 
Via Maiorise s/n
81043 CAPUA (CE)
Italy
EU Contribution: 
€199,500

Nanjing University Of Aeronautics And Astronautics

Address: 
Yudao Street 29
Nanjing
210016
China

Technical Center Or Air Traffic Management Bureau Of Caac

Address: 
NO.301, DONGWEI ROAD, CHAOYANG DISTRICT
BEIJING
100015
China

Universidad Politécnica De Madrid

Address: 
Avda. Ramiro de Maeztu, 3
28040 MADRID
Spain
EU Contribution: 
€314,500
Technologies: 
Development phase: