To fully utilise achieved SESAR, NextGen, Clean Sky outcomes to minimise environmental impact and fuel consumption

Challenge/Domain
Challenge: 
Protecting the environment and the energy supply
Domain category: 
Operational Concept
Enabler
Enabler: 
To fully utilise achieved SESAR, NextGen, Clean Sky outcomes to minimise environmental impact and fuel consumption
Cluster of enablers: 
Improving air operations and traffic management
Capability
Capability: 
Optimisation of each flight phase and of overall flight at unitary aircraft level
Sub capability: 
New aircraft operational concepts, including self-separation, minimal separation in vortex conditions, formation flights
R&I needs: 
- Develop aircraft self-separation technical enablers and flight management operational modes - Establish an organisational structure enabling implementation of formation flights on adequate routes - Develop formation flight concepts and technical enablers (Aircraft flight control, sensors, data exchange)

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