Solutions Catalogue

SESAR solutions explained

SESAR Solutions refer to new or improved operational procedures or technologies that aim to contribute to the modernisation of the European and global ATM system. Each solution includes a range of documentation, including:

  • Operational services and environment descriptions;
  • Safety, performance and interoperability requirements;
  • Technical specifications;
  • Regulatory recommendations;
  • Safety and security assessments;
  • Human and environmental performance reports.

To deliver solutions for deployment, the SESAR JU and its members have built a process, known as the release process, whereby solutions are tested or validated in real operational environments including direct airport interfaces. With validation sites across Europe, the SESAR JU and its members have taken R&I out of the lab and connected it with the real world. Validations take place in simulation platforms, on board commercial flights, dedicated airport testbeds and air traffic control centres. Exercises are not limited to a specific location, but can be used to test multiple  environments irrespective of the location where the physical validation is held.

Latest Solutions

  • De-icing management tool

    <p>The solution increases the accuracy of information related to when the procedure is going to take place, how long it will take and when the aircraft will be ready to taxi for departure, which is currently calculated by predetermined estimates. The solution means that air traffic controllers no longer need to work without situational awareness of de-icing activities and needing to make their own estimates of when aircraft are ready for departure.  The solution envisages that de-icing operations are no longer characterised by the A-CDM concept as ‘adverse conditions’, i.e. a state that is in need of collaborative recovery procedures, but rather a part of normal operations in the winter period.</p> <p>The DIMT allows for the scheduling and monitoring of de-icing operations.  It is an internet browser-based tool that addresses three distinct procedures for de-icing:</p> <ul><li>Remote de-icing, which occurs at a specific location on the airport away from the parking stand;</li><li>On-stand de-icing, which occurs just before the aircraft leaves its stand; and</li><li>After-push de-icing, which occurs after the aircraft has pushed back from the stand and is positioned to start taxiing after de-icing. </li></ul><h4>SJU references: #116/Release 5</h4><h3>Benefits</h2><p>• Enhanced  runway safety<br />• Increased predictability</p>

  • Extended flight plan

    <p>Air navigation service providers use aircraft flight plan data to plan and schedule air traffic in order to balance airspace supply and demand. In Europe’s future trajectory-based flight environment, where aircraft can fly their preferred flight paths without being constrained by airspace configurations, flight plan data will include additional information, which will allow both the Network Manager and the air traffic control units to have a more precise plan of how the aircraft will fly.</p><h4>SJU references: #37/Release 5</h4><h3>Benefits</h2><ul><li>Improved network predictability ƒ</li><li>Enhanced safety ƒ</li><li>Improved performance of conflict detection and resolution tools</li></ul>

  • ATC and AFIS service in a single low density aerodrome from a remote CWP

    <p>Small or local airports are a life-line for a local economy, however they cannot always afford to operate a control tower around the clock. SESAR’s remote tower services offer the means to provide air traffic services in a cost-efficient way to such airports, as well as non-towered ones.</p><p>By installing sensors (mainly video cameras) around the airfield, the operator can monitor activity such as runway occupancy, weather, and visibility in real time. Data is relayed back to a remote control centre where a qualified operator is on hand to provide aerodrome flight information services (AFIS) or air traffic control services for arrivals and departures. With access to a range of visual, audio, and meteorological data, the remote facility can provide services which may not be available onsite around the clock.</p><h4>SJU references: #71/Release 3</h4><h3>Benefits</h2><ul><li>Increased cost efficiency</li><li>Increased accessibility to and support for regional economies</li></ul>

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