Enablers for Airport Surface Movement related to Safety Nets (AIR)


Feb. '17CompletedJun. '20

Implementing Partners

Groupe ADP
Leader: Groupe ADP
Air France
Contributor: Air France


This Implementation Project aims to implement:

  • 2.2.1: A-SMGCS Levels 1 and 2 (Advanced Surface Movement Guidance and Control System);

  • 2.4.1: A-SMGCS routing and planning functions;

  • 2.5. l: Airport safety nets associated with A-SMGCS (Level 2);

  • 2.5.2: Aircraft and vehicle systems contributing to airport safety nets.

The Implementation Project will help harmonise and synchronise the airport deployment of safety, airport throughput, cost-effectiveness and environmental benefits in Europe, while facilitating interoperability and contributing to reduce the defragmentation among stakeholders.
The aim of this unprecedented coordinated project is to improve ATM performance in Europe through the modernisation and harmonisation of Air Traffic Management (ATM) systems that will enhance the safety for the passengers at the airports. Consequently, this Implementation Project brings relevant benefits in terms of safety (contributing to the European Commission (EC) high level Single European Sky (SES) goal of increasing it by a factor 10), Thanks to this collaboration which sees involvement of 13 airport operators (all members of SDAG), 4 Air Navigation Service Provides (DSNA, NATS, Naviair (Naviair only contributes without funding) and 1 Airspace User (Air France) the following aspects will be ensured:

  • Enhanced level of synchronisation.

  • Sharing of the best practises among of the participants.

  • Reduced fragmentation.

  • Enhanced cross-border connections, international (9 EU Countries plus 1 third country covered in the project), national and regional traffic.

  • Professional management.

The Implementation Project is led by one of the world largest Airport Operators, Groupe ADP (Aeroport de Paris). This IP covers 9 different EU countries including all airports in the scope of the Implementing Regulation 716/2014.
This Implementation Project will benefit and enhance safety for more than 3,67 million yearly aircraft movements (2015 figures) and more than 453 million passengers in the European Union will yearly benefit from a safer trip.
It targets the regrouping of projects all linked to the Families 2.2.1-A-SMGCS Levels 1.
It will address all the gaps identified in the DP under each of the INEA Call 2016 priority Families 2.2.1, 2.4.1, 2.5.1 and 2.5.2.
The Implementation project also addresses 4 out of the 11 families considered as the priority families. The execution of the projects will help inter modality and will have a positive ATM network effect.
The main relevant ones concerning the joint project and addressed by the enablers are the as follows:

  • Detection, recognition and recovery of deviation from normal operations;

  • Operations in adverse weather condition;

  • Ground handling operations;

  • Maintaining adequate separation between aircraft on the ground;

  • Flight crew perception and awareness/ decision making and planning;

  • CRM (Crew Resource Management) and communication.

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Additional Information

  • Project Type: Airport
  • CEF Call Year: 2016
  • Civil/Military: Civil
  • Multistakeholder: Yes
  • Main AF: AF2 - Airport Integration and Throughput
  • Sub AF: S-AF 2.4 Automated Assistance to Controller for Surface Movement Planning and Routing
  • Progress Percentage: 100%