To answer new worldwide green challenges, every sector must be engaged and work actively on reducing their environmental footprint. The ATM community is directly concerned by these major environmental issues, and must leverage 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 aircraft as well as reducing 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 to answer a significant evolution of core air traffic management capabilities thanks to multiple approaches such as the development of the Virtual Centre concept.
Thus, CCS aims to use its technological advance developed by industrial leaders, Thales and Leonardo on Coflight, to reduce the environmental impact of the aviation sector.
Coflight Cloud Services improves trajectory prediction, which allows more flexible planning and enhanced free route. Consequently, travel distance and flight time will reduce fuel burn and CO2 emissions.
Similarly, the data normalization and the system interoperability also have an important impact on reducing infrastructures and DATA centers, which in turn reduces saving electricity consumption and logistics.
In conclusion, CCS is actively working side-by-side with the department of the environment in order to continue to limit the environmental footprint of aviation for the sky of tomorrow.