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Sixth Framework Programme AERONAUTICS AND SPACE
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  FP6 MAJOR PROJECTS LIBRARY  
 

The library contains an overview of Integrated Projects (IPs) and Networks of Excellence (NoEs) selected so far. The What's New? section features projects with new information such as links to websites, articles etc.

NB: The library does not yet include Information Society Technologies, or the parts of Aeronautics and Space, and Sustainable Surface Transport covered by the Energy and Transport DG.

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Number of projects in the library
 
IPs
NoEs
Life sciences, genomics and biotechnologies for health
56
21
Nanotechnologies and nanoscience, knowledge-based multifunctional materials, and new production processes and devices
14
17
Aeronautics and space
8
2
Food quality and safety
16
6
Sustainable energy systems
14
4
Sustainable surface transport
8
4
Global change and ecosystems
10
4
Citizens and governance in a knowledge-based society
2
3
 
European Atomic Energy Community - Euratom
6
2
 
TOTAL
134
63
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Project: Optimized Procedures and Techniques for IMprovement of Approach and Landing
Acronym:   OPTIMAL
What's new:   Website
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  INTEGRATED PROJECTS (1)  
Title: Optimized Procedures and Techniques for IMprovement of Approach and Landing
Acronym:   OPTIMAL
What's new:   Website
Project summary:   As traffic grows steadily, airport congestion and environmental impacts become a mounting problem and already a limiting factor at some airports. OPTIMAL is an air-ground co-operative project which is aiming to define and validate innovative procedures for the approach and landing phases of aircraft and rotorcraft in a pre-operational environment. The goal is to minimise external aircraft/rotorcraft noise nuisance and increase the ATM capacity while maintaining and even improving safety. Those achievements will be enabled by new precision approach landing aids (MLS, SBAS, GBAS), more accurate navigation means (RNP 0.1) and enhanced airborne systems, such as FLS, for Non-Precision Approaches. The target time frame for the operational implementation of the OPTIMAL proposed operational concept is 2010 and beyond, it will therefore participate in reaching the targets for airport capacity developments identified in the ATM 2000+ Strategy and in the ACARE Strategic Agenda.The work to be conducted during the 4 years project is ranging from the elaboration of the operational concept up to simulations and pre-operational flight trials implying effective modifications of avionics onboard aircraft and rotorcraft and ground systems. On the ground system side special attention will be placed on the new tools which will be necessary for Air Traffic Controller to efficiently and safely manage the OPTIMAL procedures.The OPTIMAL project team is composed, among others, by the major european aircraft, rotorcraft and airborne & ground systems manufacturers, major european research institutes, various ATS providers, and key experts in procedures specification and validation exercise. This team quite early identified the key methods and tools to manage adequately all work-packages of the project. Particular emphasis is made on the project management organisation, the methodology to define the procedures, the validation methodology.


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