• Project ID VLD1-W2 DREAMS
  • Project duration 2020-10-01 > 2022-12-31
  • Cost
    • Total EUR 8,143,732.32
    • EU Contr. EUR 5,176,441.25
  • Status Ongoing

Overview

The DREAMS project (SESAR VLD1-W2) evaluates sustainable approach procedures in real operational environments for single-runway-with-dual-threshold operations or dual-glide-slope (one being steeper) operations while contributing to a reduction in noise pollution.

Innovations in global navigation surveillance system (GNSS) technologies are paving the way for better-optimised and more efficient approaches. Such developments are key enablers of sustainable airport operations.

During this project, flight trials will be conducted with test aircraft equipped with airborne platforms, and with airliner aircraft (under non-revenue flights), supported by ground platforms. Participating air navigation service providers (ANSPs) will develop new approach procedures and further assess ground and space-based augmentation systems (GBAS and SBAS) at several airports, including Twente, Frankfurt and Rome Ciampino.

Objective

The objective of the DREAMS project is to bring enhanced approach procedure operations to the next maturity stage (V4) through a proof of concept (PoC) with flight trials, tests and preparations for the necessary changes in standardisation and regulations.

The demonstrations will utilise business jets and mainline aircraft (with Airbus and Boeing aircraft) with the support from leading aircraft operators.

Three types of operational solutions are covered:

  • increased second glide slope (ISGS),
  • second runway aiming point (SRAP),
  • increased glide slope to second runway aiming point (IGS-to-SRAP).

The trials include flights on GBAS CAT II with several months of application, more than one hundred flights and flight data collected to power noise analysis. In addition, a technical study will be performed on procedure design criteria for adaptive increased glide slope (A-IGS).

Partners

INDRA SISTEMAS SA
AIRBUS
DASSAULT AVIATION
DFS DEUTSCHE FLUGSICHERUNG GMBH
ENAV SPA
EUROCONTROL
HONEYWELL AEROSPACE
NLR
DLR

This project has received funding from the SESAR Joint Undertaking under the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 874469

European Union