BAE SYSTEMS-Led Industry Team Achieves Further Progress in Developing Future Air Traffic Management System.Business Editors
JOHNSON CITY, N.Y.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--July 16, 2003
An industry team led by BAE SYSTEMS has achieved a major step toward the next-generation air traffic management system by successfully completing taxi and airborne trials in Germany. The system recently completed airborne trials in Italy.
In a series of taxi trials performed at the Braunschweig airport under the MA-AFAS (More Autonomous Aircraft in the Future Air Traffic Management System) program, the system demonstrated its capability to monitor for runway incursions at busy airports. Using an ATTAS ATTAS Advanced Technologies Testing Aircraft System (Germany) (Advanced Technologies Test Aircraft System) aircraft owned by the German aerospace research organization DLR DLR Dollar(s)
DLR Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt (German Aerospace Center)
DLR Docklands Light Railway (London, UK)
DLR Dynamic Language Runtime , the tests displayed to the pilot an airport map showing aircraft positions. The ground controller generated a taxi route, including halt points, that was uplinked to the aircraft, where it was overlayed on the map to enable to the pilot to negotiate the route.
MA-AFAS is led by BAE SYSTEMS Avionic Systems, Rochester, U.K., with participation by these companies:
-- Avionics: Galileo Avionica, Euro Telematik AG, Skysoft
-- ATC ATC Air Traffic Control
ATC Average Total Cost
ATC Certified Athletic Trainer
ATC At the Center (Hartford, Maine retreat center)
ATC Applied Technology Council
ATC All Things Considered equipment: AMS AMS - Andrew Message System , Indra, THALES ATM
-- Research organizations: QinteQ, Eurocontrol Experimental
Centre, NLR NLR Nationaal Lucht en Ruimtevaartlaboratorium (Dutch: National Aerospace Laboratory, the Netherlands)
NLR No License Required
NLR Narrow-Line Region (astronomy)
NLR Nazi Low Riders , DLR, Sofreavia, Stasys
-- ATM service providers: NATS NATS National Air Traffic Services
NATS National Association of Teachers of Singing
NATS Naval Air Transport Service
NATS National Aerospace Technology Strategy
NATS Nissan Anti-Theft System
NATS Nebraska Association of Teachers of Science , Swedish CAA Caa
See CCC. , ENAV ENAV Ente Nazionale Di Assistenza Al Volo (Italian Company for Air Navigation Services)
ENAV Electronic Navigation
ENAV Enterprise Navigator
-- Communications: Airtel-ATN, Frequentis, Saab TransponderTech
In earlier Airborne Separation Assurance System (ASAS ASAS All Source Analysis System
ASAS Australian Special Air Service
ASAS American Society of Animal Science
ASAS Airborne Separation Assurance System
ASAS All Saints Anglican School (Gold Coast, Australia)
ASAS Advanced Solid Axial Stage ) trials in Italy, the aircraft demonstrated the core functions defined in ASAS Package 1. With the aircraft operating at the same flight level, the test carried out "pass behind" and "merge behind" maneuvers using VHF (Very High Frequency) The range of electromagnetic frequencies from 30 MHz to 300 MHz. Data Link Mode 4 to enable the aircraft to "see" each other regardless of weather conditions.
The pass-behind maneuvers provided the air traffic controller with an additional instruction to manage converging aircraft. When two aircraft were identified as converging, the controller instructed one aircraft to identify, and then pass behind, the other, with a defined minimum spacing of six nautical miles. The system allows the pilot to select the aircraft, which is highlighted on the navigation display, computing a new trajectory that avoids the target and returns the aircraft to its original route.
ASAS functions have been defined in three packages, with Package 1 recommended for early implementation by the European Commission and the Joint User Requirements Group, JAFTI Committee. ASAS is one of the key components in the European strategy to increase airspace capacity over the next 10 years. It is specified in both the EUROCONTROL "ATM 2000 Plus Strategy" and European Union European Union (EU), name given since the ratification (Nov., 1993) of the Treaty of European Union, or Maastricht Treaty, to the
European Community "Vision 2020" documents.
"The Airborne Separation Assurance System has great potential for improving Europe's air traffic management system, and the trials completed to date represent a significant achievement for this team," said Sue Wood, managing director of BAE SYSTEMS Avionic Systems. "Increasing the availability and safety of Europe's increasingly crowded airspace is a goal we all share, and BAE SYSTEMS is proud to be part of this achievement."
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BAE SYSTEMS Avionic Systems is part of the company's North American North American
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