Next Generation of Control Techniques in Advanced TMA Automatic Assistance for the Controller/Pilot Dialogue (Controle du Trafic dans les TMA Modernes Techniques de la Prochaine Generation Assistance Automatique au Dialogue Controleur/Pilote),
ADVISORY GROUP FOR AEROSPACE RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT NEUILLY-SUR-SEINE (FRANCE)
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It is very likely that any future concept to be used for the safe and efficient conduct of air traffic in terms of expedition, economy and capacity will exhibit two essential, closely interrelated components. Firstly, the on-line management of air traffic over a large area - from a Zone of Convergence type to a continental coverage - will generate the landing and departure times for each aircraft entering the area, while at the same time defining the essential characteristics of the relevant flight paths. Secondly, and operational control procedure will be required to conduct each individual flight accurately throughout the area, that is to say, in the case of a Zone of Convergence, from entry to touchdown, in agreement with air traffic management directives and in line with operational practice onboard and on the ground. This paper outlines the essential operational features of a control procedure suitable to meet the above constraints while ensuring a 10-second accuracy for the time of arrival as predicted initially at entry into the zone and possibly amended subsequently, for current air carriers in present RT or future DL communications environments.
- Air Navigation and Guidance
- Radio Communications