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Die Vereinbarung zwischen Aireon und der Deutschen Flugsicherung ermöglicht es dem ANSP, die Sicherheitsvorteile von weltweiter Luftraumüberwachung in Echtzeit auszuwerten MCLEAN, Virginia, 16. November 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Aireon gab heute bekannt, man habe mit der Deutschen Flugsicherung GmbH (DFS), dem deutschen Flugsicherungsdienstleister (ANSP), ein Vereinbarungsprotokoll (MoA) über die Auswertung der Sicherheit, Effizienz und Kostenvorteile von weltraumgestützter automatischer Aussendung zugehöriger/abhängiger Beobachtungsdaten (ADS-B) in deren Luftraum unterzeichnet. DFS ist einer der führenden ANSPs in Europa und überwacht den Luftraum in ganz Deutschland. Wie viele andere europäische ANSPs deckt auch DFS die Überwachung des gesamten Luftraumes ab und setzt dafür unter anderem bodengestützten Radar, ADS-B und Multilaterationsstationen ein. Das MoA ermöglicht es DFS, Optionen für die potenzielle Optimierung des Ersatzes verschiedener bestehender Ausrüstung zu prüfen, deren Instandhaltung sehr teuer ist. Zusätzlich überprüft man die Einführung eines unabhängigen Notfallservices für erweiterte Redundanz, der für den durchgängigen Datenfluss in der Luftraumüberwachung verwendet werden kann. „DFS ist sehr daran interessiert, die möglichen Vorteile zu prüfen, die weltraumgestützte ADS-B der Region bringen kann. Es geht nicht nur um höhere Sicherheit, sondern auch um gesteigerte Effizienz. Wir erhalten damit eine zusätzliche Überwachungsebene bei möglichen Ausfällen oder Unterbrechungen", sagte Ralf Bertsch, Bereichsleitung Planung & Innovation, DFS. „Ebenso untersuchen wir den Nutzen, den uns die Daten von Aireon in ganz Europa bringen können. Damit könnten wir den Einsatz bestehender ATS Überwachungssysteme optimieren." „Diese Vereinbarung ist ein Zeichen der Bereitschaft führender europäischer ANSPs, die beste verfügbare Technologie auszuwerten, die weitere Vorteile bei Sicherheit und Effizienz bringt", sagte Cyriel Kronenburg, Vice President, Aviation Services, von Aireon. „In Ländern wie Deutschland, die vorwiegend Luftraum über Land haben, kann weltraumgestützte Überwachung eine sehr nutzbringende Rolle als Notfallsystem spielen und gleichzeitig Kosteneinsparungen bei bestehenden Technologien bringen. Dies trifft insbesondre auf Luftraum über schwierigem Gelände zu. Die Instandhaltung erforderlicher Bodenstationen in Bereichen mit nur minimaler unterstützender Infrastruktur ist teuer und schwierig, besonders wenn einige davon aufgrund ihres Alters Instandhaltung rund um die Uhr erfordern. Wir freuen uns sehr auf die Zusammenarbeit mit DFS bei der Unterstützung ihrer Analysen." Der weltraumgestützte ADS-B-Service von Aireon wird ab 2018 kurz nach der Fertigstellung der Iridium NEXT Satellitenkonstellation betriebsbereit sein. Die Konstellation wird aus 66 funktionsfähigen Satelliten in niedriger Erdumlaufbahn bestehen und die Welt zu 100 Prozent abdecken. Der Service bietet ANSPs die Möglichkeit weltweiter Flugzeugüberwachung und sollte zur Reduzierung von Treibstoffkosten beitragen, die Sicherheit erhöhen und effizientere Flugruten ermöglichen. Aireon führt ein weltraumgestütztes Luftverkehrsüberwachungssystem mit weltweiter Abdeckung für Flugzeuge ein, die mit automatischer Aussendung zugehöriger/abhängiger Beobachtungsdaten (ADS-B) ausgestattet sind. Aireon verwendet dafür die nächste Generation von Flugüberwachungstechnologien, die derzeit bodengestützt sind, und dehnt damit seine Präsenz zum ersten Mal auf die ganze Welt aus, wodurch die Effizienz verbessert, die Sicherheit erhöht, Emissionen reduziert und Kosteneinsparungen für alle Stakeholder erzielt werden. ADS-B-Überwachung in Echtzeit deckt auch die Ozeane, die Polargebiete sowie abgelegene Regionen ab und verstärkt die bestehenden bodengestützten Systeme, die auf den Luftraum über Land beschränkt sind. Gemeinsam mit führenden Flugsicherungsdienstleistern (ANSPs) aus der ganzen Welt, wie NAV CANADA, die Irish Aviation Authority (IAA), ENAV und Naviair sowie mit Iridium Communications wird Aireon bis 2018 über ein betriebsbereites, weltweites, weltraumgestütztes Luftverkehrsüberwachungssystem verfügen. www.aireon.com DFS Deutsche Flugsicherung GmbH, der deutsche Anbieter von Flugsicherungsdienstleistungen, ist ein bundeseigenes, privatrechtlich organisiertes Unternehmen mit rund 5.650 Mitarbeitern (Stand 31. Dezember 2015). DFS ist für den sicheren und pünktlichen Flugverkehrsfluss über Deutschland zuständig. Die rund 2.000 Fluglotsen lenken täglich bis zu 10.000 Flüge im deutschen Luftraum, im Jahr rund drei Millionen. Deutschland ist damit das verkehrsreichste Land in Europa. DFS betreibt Kontrollzentralen in Langen, Bremen, Karlsruhe und München sowie Kontrolltürme an den 16 internationalen Verkehrsflughäfen in Deutschland. DFS ist im EUROCONTROL Control Centre in Maastricht in den Niederlanden vertreten. Weitere Arbeitsgebiete sind Consulting, das vom Geschäftsbereich Aeronautical Solutions angeboten wird, und Luftfahrtdaten, die im Aeronautical Information Management gruppiert sind.


News Article | November 16, 2016
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The agreement between Aireon and Deutsche Flugsicherung allows the ANSP to evaluate safety benefits of global, real-time air traffic surveillance MCLEAN, Virginia, Nov. 16, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Aireon announced today that it has signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MoA) with Deutsche Flugsicherung GmbH (DFS), Germany's Air Navigation Service Provider (ANSP) to evaluate the safety, efficiency and cost benefits of space-based Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) in their airspace. DFS is one of the leading ANSPs in Europe, and controls the air traffic throughout German airspace. Like many other European ANSPs, DFS has complete air traffic surveillance coverage, including a mix of ground-based radar, ADS-B and multilateration stations. The MoA will allow DFS to evaluate options for potentially optimizing the replacement of some legacy equipment that requires expensive upkeep. In addition, they will investigate the establishment of an independent contingency service for enhanced redundancy, which can be used to have a consistent air traffic surveillance feed. "DFS is keen to explore the potential benefits that space-based ADS-B can bring to the region. This is not only for enhanced safety, but also increased efficiency. It could provide us with another layer of surveillance in the event of an outage or interruption," said Ralf Bertsch, Director Planning and Innovation, DFS. "We are also looking at the benefits that Aireon's data could offer for all of Europe. This could allow us to optimize the usage of legacy ATS surveillance systems." "This agreement shows the willingness for leading European ANSPs to evaluate best-in-class technology that will provide increased safety and efficiency benefits," said Cyriel Kronenburg, Vice President, Aviation Services, Aireon. "In countries like Germany, which consists of mostly terrestrial airspace, space-based air traffic surveillance can serve an extremely beneficial role as a contingency system, as well as provide cost savings on existing technologies. This is particularly true for portions of the airspace over challenging terrain. Maintaining the necessary ground stations in areas with minimal supporting infrastructure is an expensive and challenging proposition, especially when some can require round-the-clock maintenance due to age. We very much look forward to working with DFS to assist them with their analysis." Aireon's space-based ADS-B service will be operational in 2018, shortly after the completion of the Iridium NEXT satellite constellation. The constellation will consist of 66 operational low-earth-orbit satellites providing 100 percent global coverage. The service will provide ANSPs with global aircraft surveillance capability, and is expected to help reduce fuel costs, increase safety and enable more efficient flight paths. Aireon is deploying a space-based air traffic surveillance system for Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) equipped aircraft throughout the entire globe. Aireon will harness next-generation aviation surveillance technologies that are currently ground-based and, for the first time ever, extend their reach globally to significantly improve efficiency, enhance safety, reduce emissions and provide cost savings benefits to all stakeholders. Real-time ADS-B surveillance will cover oceanic, polar and remote regions, as well as augment existing ground-based systems that are limited to terrestrial airspace. In partnership with leading Air Navigation Service Providers (ANSPs) from around the world, like NAV CANADA, the Irish Aviation Authority (IAA), ENAV and Naviair, as well as Iridium Communications, Aireon will have an operational, global, space-based air traffic surveillance system by 2018. www.aireon.com DFS Deutsche Flugsicherung GmbH, the German air navigation service provider, is a State-owned company under private law with 5,650 employees as at 31 December 2015. DFS ensures the safe and punctual flow of air traffic over Germany. Around 2,000 air traffic controllers guide up to 10,000 flights in German airspace every day, and about three million movements every year. This makes Germany the country with the highest traffic volume in Europe. DFS operates control centres in Langen, Bremen, Karlsruhe and Munich as well as 16 control towers at international airports in Germany. DFS is represented at the EUROCONTROL Control Centre in Maastricht, the Netherlands. Additional areas of activity include consulting, provided by the Aeronautical Solutions Division, and aeronautical data, grouped in the Aeronautical Information Management Division.


MCLEAN, Va., Nov. 16, 2016 / PRNewswire/ -- Aireon announced today that it has signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MoA) with Deutsche Flugsicherung GmbH (DFS), Germany's Air Navigation Service Provider (ANSP) to evaluate the safety, efficiency and cost benefits of space-based Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) in their airspace. DFS is one of the leading ANSPs in Europe, and controls the air traffic throughout German airspace. Like many other European ANSPs, DFS has complete air traffic surveillance coverage, including a mix of ground-based radar, ADS-B and multilateration stations. The MoA will allow DFS to evaluate options for potentially optimizing the replacement of some legacy equipment that requires expensive upkeep. In addition, they will investigate the establishment of an independent contingency service for enhanced redundancy, which can be used to have a consistent air traffic surveillance feed. "DFS is keen to explore the potential benefits that space-based ADS-B can bring to the region. This is not only for enhanced safety, but also increased efficiency. It could provide us with another layer of surveillance in the event of an outage or interruption," said Ralf Bertsch, Director Planning and Innovation, DFS. "We are also looking at the benefits that Aireon's data could offer for all of Europe. This could allow us to optimize the usage of legacy ATS surveillance systems." "This agreement shows the willingness for leading European ANSPs to evaluate best-in-class technology that will provide increased safety and efficiency benefits," said Cyriel Kronenburg, Vice President, Aviation Services, Aireon. "In countries like Germany, which consists of mostly terrestrial airspace, space-based air traffic surveillance can serve an extremely beneficial role as a contingency system, as well as provide cost savings on existing technologies. This is particularly true for portions of the airspace over challenging terrain. Maintaining the necessary ground stations in areas with minimal supporting infrastructure is an expensive and challenging proposition, especially when some can require round-the-clock maintenance due to age. We very much look forward to working with DFS to assist them with their analysis." Aireon's space-based ADS-B service will be operational in 2018, shortly after the completion of the Iridium NEXT satellite constellation. The constellation will consist of 66 operational low-earth-orbit satellites providing 100 percent global coverage. The service will provide ANSPs with global aircraft surveillance capability, and is expected to help reduce fuel costs, increase safety and enable more efficient flight paths. Aireon is deploying a space-based air traffic surveillance system for Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) equipped aircraft throughout the entire globe. Aireon will harness next-generation aviation surveillance technologies that are currently ground-based and, for the first time ever, extend their reach globally to significantly improve efficiency, enhance safety, reduce emissions and provide cost savings benefits to all stakeholders. Real-time ADS-B surveillance will cover oceanic, polar and remote regions, as well as augment existing ground-based systems that are limited to terrestrial airspace. In partnership with leading Air Navigation Service Providers (ANSPs) from around the world, like NAV CANADA, the Irish Aviation Authority (IAA), ENAV and Naviair, as well as Iridium Communications, Aireon will have an operational, global, space-based air traffic surveillance system by 2018. www.aireon.com DFS Deutsche Flugsicherung GmbH, the German air navigation service provider, is a State-owned company under private law with 5,650 employees as at 31 December 2015. DFS ensures the safe and punctual flow of air traffic over Germany. Around 2,000 air traffic controllers guide up to 10,000 flights in German airspace every day, and about three million movements every year. This makes Germany the country with the highest traffic volume in Europe. DFS operates control centres in Langen, Bremen, Karlsruhe and Munich as well as 16 control towers at international airports in Germany. DFS is represented at the EUROCONTROL Control Centre in Maastricht, the Netherlands. Additional areas of activity include consulting, provided by the Aeronautical Solutions Division, and aeronautical data, grouped in the Aeronautical Information Management Division.


Fruhen L.S.,University of Aberdeen | Mearns K.J.,University of Aberdeen | Mearns K.J.,UK Health and Safety Executive | Flin R.,University of Aberdeen | Kirwan B.,EUROCONTROL
Safety Science | Year: 2014

Senior managers' safety commitment is emphasised in the safety literature as a crucial influence on organisational safety. Yet there is little understanding of the characteristics that underpin their ability to engage in behaviours that demonstrate safety commitment. This study investigates the contribution of problem-solving, social competence and safety knowledge to such behaviours. Senior managers (N= 60) from European and North American air traffic management organisations participated in interviews consisting of open questions designed to trigger safety knowledge and descriptions of behaviours that demonstrate safety commitment as well as scenarios designed to trigger problem-solving and social competence. Reliable scores were generated through systematic scoring procedures involving two independent coders. The results indicated that problem-solving, namely the number of issues and information sources considered when understanding problems and generating ideas to solve a problem were positively related to demonstrations of safety commitment. The ability to perceive others was also found to correlate with safety commitment, whereas safety knowledge was not associated with behaviours that demonstrate safety commitment. It is proposed that training and guidance designed for senior managers should focus on their problem-solving abilities and perception of others in order to support them in demonstrating safety commitment. © 2013 Elsevier Ltd.


Weitz L.A.,Mitre Corporation | Levitt I.M.,U.S. Federal Aviation Administration | Martensson J.,EUROCONTROL
2016 AIAA Guidance, Navigation, and Control Conference | Year: 2016

Interval Management (IM) is the capability to delegate the task of achieving or main- taining a relative spacing interval behind another aircraft using ADS-B In surveillance. The spacing interval is managed along common or merging Area Navigation (RNAV) or Required Navigation Performance (RNP) route structures. The IM requirements on the longitudinal spacing accuracy can be considered analogous to the lateral path conformance requirements in RNP. As with RNP, the performance of IM depends on accurate calcu- lations and reduced uncertainty. In the case of IM, accurate knowledge of the spacing interval, which in turn depends on an accurate description of the horizontal path and associated computations, drives the construction of an error budget. © 2016, American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics Inc, AIAA. All rights reserved.


Dopagne J.,EUROCONTROL
Journal of business continuity & emergency planning | Year: 2011

A cloud of ash drifting from the erupting Eyjafjallajökull volcano in Iceland in April and May 2010 covered Europe and created an unprecedented situation. It resulted in an almost complete lockdown of European airspace in the period from 15th to 21st April, 2010: more than 100,000 flights were cancelled, 10 million people were affected and over US$1.8bn was lost by airlines globally. This paper presents the air traffic management (ATM) view of the situation. Through an analysis of the evolution of the events in the affected region, the paper will provide more details on ATM planning, reaction and follow-up actions. Furthermore, the influence of this event on the identification of further improvements needed to advance volcanic procedures internationally will be discussed. Actions undertaken since the end of the event - the establishment of the European Aviation Crisis Coordination Cell, running of the International Civil Aviation Organization VOLCEX 11/01 volcanic ash exercise and European response to the Grimsvötn eruption in May 2011 - will be discussed at the end of the paper.


Raganelli L.,Imperial College London | Kirwan B.,Eurocontrol
PSAM 2014 - Probabilistic Safety Assessment and Management | Year: 2014

In current safety practice in the nuclear power domain, the demand for Level Two PSA by regulatory organizations has become mandatory, and this has received greater priority after the Fukushima-Daiichi accident in Japan in March 2011. However, there are many challenges in the process of performing a Level Two PSA. Most of the challenges are related to uncertainties in the plant state in such accident scenarios. However, even assuming that it is possible to know the exact extent of damage in a selected scenario, a key question remains: "What level of detail is required for describing the human response?" In reality, damage to equipment and the exact plant status are not predictable; therefore Severe Accident Management Guidelines (SAMGs) and Emergency Operating Procedures (EOPs) offer guidelines for operator behaviour rather than specifying the procedural details of actions. In this paper the appropriate level of detail for the analysis of operator action in Level Two PSA models is discussed, as are the difficulties in conducting Human Reliability Assessment (HRA) for vaguely defined actions. It is found that most current HRA approaches for Level 2 PSA rely heavily on expert judgment, but is such expertise valid? This paper explores potential ways forward for HRA in Level 2 PSA.


Koelle R.,EUROCONTROL | Hawley M.,EUROCONTROL
ICNS 2012: Bridging CNS and ATM - Conference Proceedings | Year: 2012

Significant efforts are underway to modernise global air traffic management systems. This will result in a level of connectivity between different systems that has never before been achieved, creating a 'system of systems' that requires a very high level of dependability. To achieve this dependability, security must be designed-in rather than relying on hardening of systems post implementation. This is also expected to minimise the costs of security. The European ATM modernisation programme, SESAR, has been taking a systems engineering approach to ensure that R&D is rapidly transferred to industrialisation and then deployment. This approach has been applied to security, organised around 'operational focus areas' that represent discrete operational improvements. In such a complex programme, traditional risk analysis and mitigation was thought to be limited when attempting a system wide coherence for security. Hence the SESAR programme is adopting a 'security case' approach, drawing on lessons learned in safety cases, validation & verification of ATM R&D, and aligned to the system engineering approach. © 2012 IEEE.


Correas A.,Skymantics Europe | Fistas N.,EUROCONTROL
ICNS 2016: Securing an Integrated CNS System to Meet Future Challenges | Year: 2016

Aeronautical Mobile Airport Communications System (AeroMACS) is a WiMAX-based cellular technology that enables the access of Subscriber Stations (SS) to support ATC, AOC and airport applications on the airport surface. SS can be fixed stations, aircraft or vehicle embedded radios, or handheld devices. The AeroMACS access service network is provided by a number of Base Stations (BS) that operate in dedicated 5 MHz bandwidth channels. The BS manages the access of the SS to the common channel by accessing configured channels in radio cells. The connectivity to the service network is enabled through an ASN gateway that establishes the data path between the SSs and the ground network. © 2016 IEEE.


Koelle R.,EUROCONTROL | Strijland W.,42 Solutions
Integrated Communications, Navigation and Surveillance Conference, ICNS | Year: 2013

This paper considers the design and implementation challenges of a software tool to support semantic-driven extraction, harmonization, and application of rules for system engineering and security assurance in air navigation. Large-scale system engineering like SESAR and NextGen require a consistent and resource-efficient approach to building in security throughout the early stages of the system development life-cycle. At the time being there is no consistent corpus of regulatory / legislative rules and requirements, process-oriented and technology-specific standards or best practices for air traffic management security. Softwaremediated support to security system engineering offers a resource-efficient instrument to overcome the challenges of a patchy and advance the current framework. For the software tool concept and design requirements discussed in this paper, we devised a user-mediated and iterative development process. The principal steps are presented based on an analysis of related research and initial findings of the feasibility stage of the software tool development. The approach revolves around the development of a domain-dependent set of data dictionaries and an associated ontology that can be used to verify and validate syntactically and ontologically valid combinations of terms, rules, and relationships on a harmonized rule base. This research-in-progress paper presents the initial findings from the feasibility stage of the software tool development, in particular the data dictionary. Feedback from a demonstration exercise with security experts suggests that the tool addresses the current security engineering support needs and offers an iterative capability to complement the associated guidance material in SESAR. © 2013 IEEE.

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