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International Air Transport and Operations Symposium 2012

European Union
Complete with results
Geo-spatial type
Total project cost
€105 950
EU Contribution
€43 367
Project website
Project Acronym
STRIA Roadmaps
Connected and automated transport (CAT)
Vehicle design and manufacturing (VDM)
Network and traffic management systems (NTM)
Smart mobility and services (SMO)
Transport mode
Airborne icon
Transport policies
Societal/Economic issues,
Transport sectors
Passenger transport,
Freight transport


Call for proposal
Link to CORDIS
Background & Policy context

The focus of ATOS2011 was about industry and academia considering how air transport should evolve in order to optimise its value. ATOS2012 is the continuation of this project.


As we enter the second decade of aviation, and with the EU Emission Trading Scheme about to enter into force, ATOS2012 will explore how to achieve sustainable progress for the industry.


The ATOS 2012 conference will address ways to identify, formalize, quantify, optimize and deliver sustained value for air transport in the current environment. The conference will help to move towards a new Value Operations Methodology that raises the profile of operations research and vehicle research that incorporates not only cost but also environment, safety and capacity in the equation.

Through a number of lectures new ideas will be tabled for 4 major topics that will be addressed:

  1. Airlines, airports and ATM
  2. Air transport integration, environmental impact and technological innovation
  3. Engineering value analysis, cost modelling and business innovation
  4. Service support and life cycle analysis

Special emphasis will be placed on the experience gained in EU funded RTD projects, including SESAR and Clean Sky. The conference will also highlight the new SRIA published ACARE.


Parent Programmes
Institution Type
Public institution
Institution Name
The European Commission
Type of funding
Public (EU)


The aerospace needs to focus more than ever on sustaining value in order to evolve in the right direction. The opportunity that lies in front includes other key aerospace performance challenges, such as SESAR’s aims in being able to handle: increase in capacity, improving safety, reducing environmental impact and reducing expenses.

For the ATOS2012 symposium, the international aerospace community (both scientific and industrial) has been invited to attent and to submit papers. The ATOS2012 symposium was held held in The Netherlands (at Delft), and explored how to achieve sustainable progress for the industry. And how to identify, formalise, quantify, optimise and deliver sustained value within the current climate. And also how to start moving towards a new Value Operations Methodology that raises the profile of operations research and incorporates cost, environment, safety and capacity.

Policy objectives

Innovating for the future (technology and behaviour):
• A European Transport Research and Innovation Policy
• Promoting more sustainable development


Lead Organisation
Technische Universiteit Delft
STEVINWEG 1, 2628 CN DELFT, Netherlands
Organisation website
EU Contribution
€43 367
Partner Organisations
EU Contribution


Technology Theme

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