The German Aerospace Center’s (DLR) Institute of Flight Guidance has signed an implementing agreement with Japan’s Electronic Navigation Research Institute (ENRI) to jointly conduct research on air traffic management (ATM).

The two organisations have collaborated to provide more efficient and environmentally friendly ATM and airport operations in the future in Europe and Japan.

Based on collaborative actions for the renovation of air traffic systems (CARATS) and Single European Sky ATM Research (SESAR), the ATM solutions in Japan and Europe, respectively, are undergoing a significant transformation of ATM to help address the requirements of the 21st century.

Under the terms of the new implementing agreement, ENRI and DLR will exchange knowledge on their ATM-based institutional research that will benefit both the institutions.

“They will work jointly in order to manage air traffic on the ground and in the air.”

They will work jointly in order to manage air traffic on the ground and in the air, in addition to managing communications and navigation, as well as the influence of weather on air traffic.

The first collaboration will address ATM-related topics on extended arrival management and 4D-trajectory based operations (TBO) with continuous descent approaches (CDA) and new RECAT spacing.

The joint project will also ensure the integration of extended arrival management tools into the respective airport configurations, along with the resilience of such systems against uncertainties and disturbances.

The implementing agreements will be carried out under the cooperation framework agreement between DLR and ENRI signed on 24 March this year.