Report on the Benefits of Using Airborne Data in Controller Tools

This document is a description of the work carried out by NATS investigating the potential benefits delivered to ground-based controller tools by use of parameters available from aircraft. It forms part of the technical validation activities in WP6 of the EP3 project, and delivers expert opinion on how tools and systems already available can be combined and enhanced to provide an important initial step towards full trajectory-based operations. 

The document also reviews existing research in this area of tools development, and seeks to highlight the benefits of combining aspects of several research projects with the common SESAR objective in mind. The research was carried out internally within NATS, with support from other EP3 WP6 contributors, and demonstrates that use of such parameters may offer considerable benefit to both air and ground partners in future operations.

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Report on the Benefits of Using Airborne Data in Controller Tools