Supporting regional connectivity

Oct. 1, 2019

Air transport and the aviation industry are important contributors to Europe’s economic prosperity and are vital for keeping regions connected. SESAR can help, offering innovative and cost-efficient air traffic management solutions for regional airports, leading to real savings in fuel, fewer delays for airlines as well a more efficient management of traffic across the whole European network. These include the development of satellite-based precision landing tools, such as satellite-based augmentation systems (SBAS) supported by enhanced vision systems (EVS), which help to increase accessibility especially in poor weather conditions to local and regional airports at a much lower cost than current landing systems.

Another is a ground surveillance solution that evaluates different options for aircraft and vehicle tracking using camera-based systems as an affordable alternative surveillance source, or in combination with other available surveillance sources such as multilateration and automatic dependent surveillance – broadcast (ADS-B) sensors. Lastly, SESAR is developing an airport operations centre solution plugged into the network and adapted to regional airport needs.

Related Solutions

PJ 03a-04 Enhanced visual operations

PJ 02-02 Enhanced approach procedures enabled by satellite technologies

PJ 02-06 Improved access into secondary airports in low-visibility conditions