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Air traffic is characterized by a complex interaction of different actors, such as airlines, air traffic control service providers and airports, which ensure the transport of passengers and freight in a safe and efficient manner in the face of growing social requirements.
In the Flight Operations Concepts department, the focus is on identifying and developing operational innovations at mission and network level. We describe and model new flight operations procedures with a potential to further develop air traffic in terms of environmental compatibility and operational efficiency. To this end, we are constantly developing our expertise in modeling technologies and concepts:
In addition, innovative technologies and concepts are evaluated under realistic operational conditions. Influencing variables that are decisive for successful implementation in differentiated operational contexts of realistic operations are identified through close coordination with the respective actors. The question of external conditions under which a flight operations concept can be successfully implemented has a concrete influence on the design of the concept itself at an early stage of development. Conversely, from the operator's point of view, the "net benefit" is reported as a contribution to the impact assessment at fleet level and globally.