OPTIMAL is an air-ground co-operative project which is aiming to define and validate innovative procedures for the approach and landing phases of aircraft and rotorcraft in a pre-operational environment. The goal is to minimise external aircraft/rotorcraft noise nuisance and increase the ATM capacity while maintaining and even improving safety.
The consortium is lead by Airbus and comprises DLR, Ineco, Eurocopter France, Thales ATM, Isdefe, NLR, AENA, Eurocontrol Experimental Center, Thales Avionics, Eurocopter Deutschland, ONERA, University Liverpool, Smiths Aerospace, Agusta, DFS, SENASA, LVNL, Davidson Ltd, Grupo Mecanica de Vuelo, Northrop Grumman, ENAV, Airbus CE, and SICTA.
The main tasks of the DLR involvements (total budget 2,9M€) are:
For more information on OPTIMAL please visit www.optimal.isdefe.es