The Base of Aircraft Data (BADA) is an Aircraft Performance Model with corresponding database maintained and developed by Eurocontrol with the cooperation of aircraft manufacturers and airlines. Its main application is aircraft trajectory simulation and prediction algorithms within the domain of Air Traffic Management. Aircraft performance parameters and trajectories thus can be calculated using information and data sharing in BADA.
Access to these data files is authorized to a number of Air Traffic Control or research organizations in Europe working on projects related to the European Union
Total Energy Model
The model that BADA uses is called a Total Energy Model (TEM). TEM equates the rate of work done by forces acting on the aircraft to the rate of increase in potential and kinetic energy*.
The Coflight team has undertaken with their industrial partners Leonardo and Thales the verification of the TEM algorithms’ implementation which is integrated in the Coflight profile component.
In line with BADA User Manual
On February 3rd, the Eurocontrol Aircraft Performance expert confirmed that Coflight complies with all algorithms and other guidelines provided through the BADA User Manual. The conformity of Coflight implementation also highlights the system’s performance in terms of the prediction and precision of flight trajectories.
The verification of these algorithms is also an important step for Coflight Cloud Services, which benefits from Coflight’s performance. CCS is on the way to optimally launching the first service step in March 2020.
* Base of Aircraft Data Product Management Document