GRADE EU-Project: Flight Trial Open Day

  • 24th of October, 2019
    09:00 > 15:00
  • Capua , Italy
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GRADE project wants to show how SESAR can meet the needs of the General Aviation & Rotorcraft Community and will facilitate their integration into airspace and airports where the SESAR concepts and technologies are implemented.

Specifically, GRADE project aims to demonstrate through in flight live trials the applicability of Curved Continuous Descent Precision approaches based on GNSS technology to General Aviation (SESAR Solutions #51, #55 and #103) and optimized Low Level Routes and SNI/PinS approaches to Rotorcraft (SESAR Solution #113 - for more details on SESAR Solutions, download the Catalogue).

The flight trials have been complemented by preparatory Real-Time Simulation campaigns in last year, with hardware and humans in the loop, in order to identify the most relevant scenario conditions to be tested in flight, to assess possible safety risks during the in-flight trials, as well as to achieve preliminary assessment of measurable performance indices in realistic environments.

The open day in Capua will show the execution of Flight Trials performed by FLARE, the CIRA Flying Research Platform, which is based on a Very Light Aircraft (VLA), the TECNAM P92. SESAR Solutions #51, #55 and #103 concerning precision approach based on GNSS system will be demonstrated.


9:00 Welcome
9:15 Project presentation
9:45 PilotHMI presentation
10:15 Visitto the facilities
11:15 Flight Briefing
11:45 Flight demonstration
12:45 Lunch
14:00 Flight debriefing
14:30 Close up
15:00 Adjourn

Please note that the flights are carried out under VFR conditions. If these conditions are not met, CIRA will use existing flight test data and present them at this event.


For participating to the event it is necessary to send an email to by October 10th, including name, company, and citizenship.