BBoeing will collaborate with LOT Polish Airlines, Polish government agencies and academic institutions, to develop air traffic management (ATM) research and new technologies to enhance efficiency and productivity of commercial aviation in the country.
The consortium will include Jeppesen Poland, a Boeing subsidiary, Polish Airports State Enterprise, Enter Air, Polish Air Navigation Services Agency and the University of Warsaw Interdisciplinary Center for Mathematical and Computational Modelling.
Robert Sot, University of Warsaw Interdisciplinary Center for Mathematical and Computational Modelling professor: said, "The ability to work with Boeing on the ATM research provides a great opportunity to test and develop weather forecasting models."
Under the initial phase of research, the consortium will study methods to increase the efficiency of aircraft descents in dense air traffic through a process called optimised profile descent (OPD).
Following the completion of first phase in late 2012, the OPD method will be implemented on a selected airport in Poland.
According to Boeing, the implementation of OPD method will reduce fuel consumption for airlines, improve landings and takeoffs efficiency and reduce noise at airports.
OPD method allow pilots to idle the engines while the aircraft descends, through the onboard Flight Management System which will fly a continuous, descending path without levelling off.
Currently the airspace procedures require levelling off of planes at certain points to allow coordination between air traffic controllers (ATC).
Boeing Research & Technology-Europe (BR&T-Europe) will supervise the company's research activity in Poland and perform its own research and works with other global partners, to discover new and affordable technologies.
Boeing's ATM portfolio comprises research and development, airspace design, navigation services, modelling and simulation, airplane equipage, air-ground integration and system-wide information management.
Image: Boeing has agreed to collaborate in Poland to develop new technologies, which will improve commercial aviation efficiency in the region. Photo courtesy of: Boeing.