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Industry News This document is copyrighted by the American Psychological Association or one of its allied publishers. This article is intended solely for the personal use of the individual user and is not to be disseminated broadly. News and Announcements Initial 4D: An ATM Concept From an Aircraft Manufacturer’s Point of View Sonja Biede-Straussberger Airbus Operations SAS, Toulouse, France On the 10th of February, 2012, Airbus conducted the first initial four-dimensional (i-4D) flight test, on an A320 test aircraft from Toulouse to Copenhagen and Stockholm (Fig- ures 1 and 2). I-4D is the aircraft function that will allow air- craft to perform operations complying with the i-4D concept. I-4D allows the planning of much more efficient flight trajectories and the sequencing of aircraft arrival into congested areas. When an aircraft arrives at the entry of the i-4D area, a trajectory sharing, monitoring, and agree- ment process between the aircraft and the responsible air traffic control (ATC) is started. By establishing a data link between the aircraft and the ground, trajectory data com- puted in the flight management system are shared with ATC systems, and a time window is proposed to achieve a specific waypoint. With this information, air traffic con- Figure http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Aviation Psychology and Applied Human Factors American Psychological Association

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Publisher
American Psychological Association
Copyright
Copyright © 2012 Hogrefe Publishing
ISSN
2192-0923
eISSN
2192-0931
DOI
10.1027/2192-0923/a000026
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This document is copyrighted by the American Psychological Association or one of its allied publishers. This article is intended solely for the personal use of the individual user and is not to be disseminated broadly. News and Announcements Initial 4D: An ATM Concept From an Aircraft Manufacturer’s Point of View Sonja Biede-Straussberger Airbus Operations SAS, Toulouse, France On the 10th of February, 2012, Airbus conducted the first initial four-dimensional (i-4D) flight test, on an A320 test aircraft from Toulouse to Copenhagen and Stockholm (Fig- ures 1 and 2). I-4D is the aircraft function that will allow air- craft to perform operations complying with the i-4D concept. I-4D allows the planning of much more efficient flight trajectories and the sequencing of aircraft arrival into congested areas. When an aircraft arrives at the entry of the i-4D area, a trajectory sharing, monitoring, and agree- ment process between the aircraft and the responsible air traffic control (ATC) is started. By establishing a data link between the aircraft and the ground, trajectory data com- puted in the flight management system are shared with ATC systems, and a time window is proposed to achieve a specific waypoint. With this information, air traffic con- Figure

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Aviation Psychology and Applied Human FactorsAmerican Psychological Association

Published: Jan 1, 2012

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