The DREAMS project (SESAR VLD1-W2) evaluates sustainable approach procedures in real operational environments for single-runway-with-dual-threshold operations or dual-glide-slope (one being steeper) operations while contributing to a reduction in noise pollution.
Innovations in global navigation satellite system (GNSS) technologies are paving the way for better-optimised and more efficient approaches. Such developments are key enablers of sustainable airport operations.
During this project, flight trials will be conducted with test aircraft equipped with airborne platforms, and with airliner aircraft (under non-revenue flights), supported by ground platforms. Participating air navigation service providers (ANSPs) will develop new approach procedures and further assess ground and space-based augmentation systems (GBAS and SBAS) at several airports, including Twente, Frankfurt and Rome Ciampino.