To answer new worldwide green challenges, every sector must be implicated and work actively on reducing their environmental footprint. ATM community is fully concerned by these major environmental issues, and needs benefits from existing technological advances to make progress. Over the past few years, efforts have been made to improve the performance of air traffic management, and this environmental performance represents a core priority for DSNA. Indeed, in terms of air navigation, one of the objectives fixed by the DSNA is to reduce gas emissions by reducing distances travelled by aircrafts as well as the waiting and rolling times.
In this way, SESAR is working on a new architecture airspace study (AAS) in order to anticipate the significant growth in traffic, while maintaining safety, improving flight efficiency and reducing environmental impact.
Based on this latter objective, the study encourages service provider collaboration to operate as one organization in order to optimize both airspace and service provision. This overall SESAR vision allows answering to a significant evolution of core air traffic management capabilities thanks to multiple approaches as the Virtual Centre concept development.
Coflight Cloud Services improves trajectory prediction, which allows more flexible planning and enhanced free route. Consequently, travel distance and flight time will be reduced fuel burns and CO2 emissions.
Similarly, the data normalization and the system interoperability have also an important impact on reducing infrastructures and DATA centers, which enables saving electricity consumption and logistics.
In conclusion, CCS is actively working side-by-side with the department of environment in order to continue the development of a better green influence for the sky of tomorrow.