SESAR digital solutions showcased at Eurocontrol
Eurocontrol member states got a taste of the digital transformation that is underway thanks to SESAR during a dedicated exhibition, which took place from 30 November to 1 December in Brussels.
The exhibition showcased a number of solutions that have already been delivered by the SESAR Joint Undertaking and its members in the area of airports, air service navigation services and the network. The exhibition was also an opportunity for member states to find out more about the role that SESAR JU founding member, Eurocontrol, and its Experimental Centre in Bretigny have played in developing and delivering many of the SESAR Solutions contained in the Solution Catalogue.
Using a 3D virtual system, visitors were given the opportunity to step into the shoes of an air traffic controller and manage traffic at a busy airport using a range of digital tools delivered by both programmes. The short experience showed how the digital transformation of air traffic management can improve the efficiency and safety of airport operations, while also reducing the fuel consumption and emissions of aircraft. Visitors also had an opportunity to find out more about U-space and the projects already underway in SESAR to enable the safe and secure integration of drones.