Approach and landing procedures for the future

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  • Anflugverfahren der Zukunft

    Approach and landing procedures for the future

    At present, civilian air transport is getting close to the limits of its capacity. Still, the demand and the traffic volume keep growing: the SESAR research initiative expects that Europe's air transport structures will have to increase their capacity by 73 per cent over 2005 until 2020.

At present, civilian air transport is getting close to the limits of its capacity. Still, the demand and the traffic volume keep growing: the SESAR research initiative expects that Europe's air transport structures will have to increase their capacity by 73 per cent over 2005 until 2020.

In comparison with established approach methods and landing aids, the DLR Institute of Flight Guidance investigates how flexibility supported by modern satellite navigation may best be used to optimise flight paths, reduce the environmental impact, and avoid noise. Factors like flyability, airport capacity, fuel consumption, and punctuality are considered. In this context, innovative procedures and avionics systems are being designed and examined at the air transport validation centre.

Last modified:
16/08/2012 16:09:19