BULATSA and LEONARDO conducted joint validations under project PJ.03a and PJ.03b
Between 22-26 October 2018, BULATSA and LEONARDO completed validations of SESAR 2020 projects PJ.03a- Enhanced guidance assistance to aircraft and vehicles on the airport surface combined with routing and PJ.03b – Enhanced airport safety nets for controllers. The objective of project PJ.03a is to find a solution for improved guidance of aircraft and vehicles on the airport’s movement area, combined with route setting. PJ.03b provides a solution for advanced airport safety nets supporting ATCOs to prevent conflicts.
Two types of software functionalities were tested during the validation – Route Planning and Management (PJ.03a) and Surface Conflict Alert (SCA) Functionalities (PJ.03b), through a set of reference and full value exercises, which assessed the functioning of the system.
The conclusions of the validation confirmed that the software, developed by LEONARDO specialists, which was the main object of the validation, carries the necessary functionalities and performs in an accurate and sustainable manner. The validations have paved the way for additional steps, that need to be taken to achieve the necessary level of maturity for industrialization.