This paper was presented as the last one of the conference. This paper considers some of the aspects of the Air Traffic Control concept of operations that has been used successfully over the North Atlantic Ocean for more than 20 years. It refers to previous work by the author suggesting that this Oceanic concept could readily be adapted to work in the European environment. This paper then proposes that a system built on the outlined principles could be the key to the creation of the ‘harmonised and interoperable technical architecture’ called for in the European Air Traffic Management Master Plan. Such a system could provide all of the benefits of automation while retaining the ‘central role’ for the human controller.
The paper presented at the Eurocontrol 8th Innovative Research Workshop and Exhibition read or downloaded.The Path to Air Traffic Management Automation (PDF Download 73.5 KB)
This paper was not accepted for presentation at the conference but it should still be of interest.
A simple numeric model has been developed to calculate the fuel consumption for a given aircraft journey using just four parameters to describe the aircraft type. The necessary parameters are the aircraft’s empty weight, its maximum lift drag ratio, its best glide speed and the specific fuel consumption of its engines. A payload, fuel load and flight distance can be specified and the tool then runs the flight through its complete journey in a series of small steps calculating how the state variables change each time. Other parameters (such as maximum take-off weight) may be specified to ensure that the flight is operated within the aircraft’s design constraints. The tool can be used to investigate how Air Traffic Management decisions can affect fuel consumption and emissions.
The paper was submitted to the Eurocontrol 8th Innovative Research Workshop and Exhibition but was not accepted for inclusion.A Simple Integration Model to Calculate Aircraft Fuel Consumption (PDF Download 168 KB)
Points made at the Opening Session and at the Panel Discussion.
The Panel Participants were:
The New Model Concept