SESAR to Expand Atlantic Emission Reduction Programme

15 July 2010 (Last Updated July 15th, 2010 18:30)

The SESAR Joint Undertaking (SJU) has selected 18 projects to expand the Atlantic Interoperability Initiative to Reduce Emissions (AIRE) programme. The AIRE 2 programme will support integrated flight trials and demonstrations to validate solutions for the reduction of CO

The SESAR Joint Undertaking (SJU) has selected 18 projects to expand the Atlantic Interoperability Initiative to Reduce Emissions (AIRE) programme.

The AIRE 2 programme will support integrated flight trials and demonstrations to validate solutions for the reduction of CO2 emissions for surface, terminal and oceanic flight operations.

As part of the initiative, some of the validation projects will be conducted in the most congested European airspaces and on the busiest European airports.

It will include the Greener Airports Operations under Adverse Conditions project, to be executed by DSNA in partnership with Aeroports de Paris and Air France.

The project will study operational situations in adverse conditions caused by bad weather or other factors that constrain runway use.

In the programme, seven of 18 proposals will include green gate-to-gate projects between France and the French West Indies.

It will also include a series of green transatlantic flights with Airbus A380 and gate-to-gate flight trials from the European country.