EUROCONTROL and Lufthansa Aviation Training (LAT) used full motion flight simulators to evaluate the feasibility of “Secondary Runway Aiming Point (SRAP)” and “Increased Glide Slope (IGS)”, concepts focused on capacity and environmental benefits.
By Community of European Railway and Infrastructure Companies (CER)
European railways are calling on the European Commission, Parliament and Member States to agree on a strong European Green Deal, one that will help to progressively reduce to net-zero the greenhouse gas emissions from transport and from the wider economy by 2050 at the latest. As the existing green mode of motorised transport – thanks to very low externalities, high degrees of electrification and increasingly zero-carbon operation – they can greatly help greening transport. The European Green Deal should support their contribution.
SESAR research partners recently evaluated “secondary runway aiming point (SRAP)” and “Increased Glide Slope (IGS)”, two concepts aimed at optimising runway capacity and minimising noise. The testing was carried out by SESAR JU founding member, Eurocontrol, in partnership with Lufthansa Aviation Training (LAT).
Clean Sky 2’s ERACLE project, part of the Airframe technology platform, reached an important milestone on 10 October with the passing of the Critical Design Review (CDR) and the start of the manufacturing of the wind tunnel (WT) model. The aim of the ERACLE project is to perform wind tunnel tests to collect accurate data and use it to verify and validate a toolset to design aircraft configurations for better acoustic performance.
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A summary of the hearing is now available.
A summary of the policy debate on A Clean Planet for all: A European strategic vision for a climate neutral economy – Land transport aspects is available.
Staggered threshold approach procedures combined with new tools show potential for achieving an increase in airport capacity of up to 10% – as well as reducing noise. A recent validation carried out by members of the Joint Undertaking (JU) are showing convincing results.
A summary of the exchange of views is now available.
This article is part of a Eurostat online publication that focuses on quality of life indicators, providing recent statistics for the European Union (EU). The publication presents a detailed analysis of various dimensions that can form the basis for a deeper analysis of the quality of life, complementing gross domestic product (GDP) which has traditionally been used to provide a general overview of the economic situation and social developments.
Electric and hybrid cars are much quieter on the road than the cars with a combustion engine. Although this is beneficial to the environment, it can also result dangerous to road users, especially to visually impaired people or cyclists, since they may not hear the cars approaching, being present or departing.