Linking small airports to the network
Many airports in Europe, particularly regional and small airports, are not equipped with electronic flight data processing systems (eFDPs) but rely on paper flight strips and voice communications. As a result, the integration of these airports into the air traffic management network is often limited and leads to a lack of predictability of air traffic from these airports. SESAR has developed Solution #61 "A low-cost and simple departure data entry panel for the airport controller working position" as an affordable ways to link these airports to the wider network.
This SESAR solution #61 is now implemented in 19 airports and planned in 18