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Clean Nordic and Baltic sky - Feasibility study

  • Publisert 23.02.2011
  • Sist oppdatert 20.05.2011
Background Demand for air travel is growing rapidly. Shortfalls in capacity and other constraints on the efficiency of airports and aircraft operations have negatively impacted the environment. The need to enhance efficiency without increase in emissions, within finite airspace and airport resources while still ensuring high levels of safety, has grown considerably. This feasibility study is the first initiative for co-operation between air navigation service providers (ANSP), airports, airline companies and industry.

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Results and conclusions
The feasibility study is based on information collected from various ATM Stakeholders. The results show that there is cooperation among ATM stakeholders. Many of them are satisfied with the existing network and cooperation, while others sees the need for improvements. It seems to be the case that international cooperation is limited to cooperation with similar organizations, i.e. the Nordic ANSPs have a forum, the Nordic airports have a forum, etc. 


Indistinct views on “who is whom’s customer” and lack of quantified network enabled profits and values, might be a reason for the modest Nordic ATM cooperation. Availability on network based information is not enough, the way of working must be changed before possible profits can be quantified. It seems to be essential that such groups are professionally managed and with a scope that gives benefit to all participants. 


It seems technology wise to be beneficial with more extensively collaboration regarding tests for introduction of data link (ADS-B and CPDLC). Use of data link will improve the information exchange and therefore provide for a more efficient traffic flow. CDA can significantly contribute for fuel saving and reduced noise. The use of CDA depends on collaboration between the ANSP and the airline companies. Tools for collaborative information sharing and decision support for 4D arrival management are needed to obtain these benefits.


By introducing a simplified collaborative information sharing concept, which might be looked upon as a first step towards a more complete CDM/SWIM solution, the practical operation of the airport can be carried out with improved precision, at less cost, less delay, and less environmental impact.


Project duration: September 2007 - January 2008

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