DLR is the national aeronautics and space research centre of the Federal Republic of Germany. Its extensive research and development work in aeronautics, space, energy, transport and security is integrated into national and international cooperative ventures. In addition to its own research, as Germany’s space agency, DLR has been given responsibility by the federal government for the planning and implementation of the German space programme. DLR is also the umbrella organisation for the nation’s largest project management agency. DLR has approximately 8000 employees at 20 locations in Germany: Cologne (headquarters), Augsburg, Berlin, Bonn, Braunschweig, Bremen, Bremerhaven, Dresden, Goettingen, Hamburg, Jena, Juelich, Lampoldshausen, Neustrelitz, Oberpfaffenhofen, Oldenburg, Stade, Stuttgart, Trauen, and Weilheim. DLR also has offices in Brussels, Paris, Tokyo and Washington D.C.
DLR (AT-One) is the coordinator of the IAO project. In addition, DLR is responsible for the dissemination activities (including a video) and leads the demonstrations at Hamburg Airport. The work of the IAO-project is carried out by the DLR Institute of Flight Guidance in Braunschweig.
DSNA, the French air navigation service provider, is Europe’s leading provider of air navigation services. Its mission consists of controlling air traffic, day and night, in a safe, fluid, rapid and environmentally-friendly manner, while keeping costs under control, delivering the associated communication/navigation/surveillance services, and supplying and distributing the aeronautical information required to prepare flights.
Key figures: 1 million km² of airspace; 5 Area Control Centers; 75 towers; 3 overseas territories; 7,500 staff; 3,051,301 IFR flights in 2016; an absolute one-day record in Europe with 10,820 IFR flights on the 8th of July, 2016.
DSNA leads in IAO the demonstration at Nice airport and is in charge of the infrastructure and platform that will be demonstrated in Nice Tower (dedicated room). DSNA will also take care of the participation of Air Traffic controllers.
Indra is a leading European IT & Defence company with over 95 years’ experience in ATM. Indra’s ATC, Surveillance Systems, Navaids, Communications and Airports Systems are operational in all continents, in over 160 countries with over 4,000 ATM system installations. The extensive product portfolio of Indra includes forefront technology applications of ATM automation systems for en-route, approach and airport control, as well as A-SMGCS and Remote Towers solutions, GAREX and COMETA Voice Communication Systems, the NORMARC Navaids (ILS, DVOR, DME and GBAS), surveillance systems (PSR, MSSR mode S, SMR, ADS-B, MLAT and WAM) and Aeronautical Information Systems (AIS, AIM, SWIM and AMHS). Indra provides country-wide systems on a turnkey basis, having over 39,000 employees all over the world, a local presence in 46 countries, investing 6-8% of annual revenue in R&D and playing a leading role in SESAR.
For IAO Indra leads the demonstration at Budapest airport. The system development and configuration work is carried out by its Norwegian affiliate Indra Navia.
Recently Honeywell celebrated its 100 years of product innovation in the aerospace market. Honeywell Aerospace is now manufacturer and Tier 1 supplier of all CNS avionics and cockpits to almost every aircraft manufacturer and airlines worldwide. Honeywell belongs to the global market leaders in all the product categories provided by the aviation industry community. Honeywell Aerospace provides integrated avionics, engines, electrical and mechanical systems, and service solutions to aircraft manufacturers, airlines, military, and space and airport operations. It serves aerospace customers all over the world and provides products for any type of aircraft (from small and unmanned, over business jets and regional aircraft, to large long range aircraft like the Airbus 380).
Honeywell disposes of state of the art research and test laboratories enabling research, development, integration, verification and validation of various aircraft systems.
In IAO Honeywell Aerospace leads the demonstration of proper function of the on board traffic alerting System.
Airbus is a European multinational corporation that designs, manufactures, and sells civil and military aeronautical products worldwide. In addition to its primary civil aeroplane business, the company has two divisions for other products and services: Defence and Space and Helicopters, the latter being the largest in its industry in terms of revenues and turbine helicopter deliveries.
The company’s main civil aeroplane business is based in Blagnac, France, a suburb of Toulouse, with production and manufacturing facilities mainly in France, Germany, Spain, China, United Kingdom and the United States. Final assembly production is based at Toulouse, France; Hamburg, Germany; Seville, Spain; Tianjin, China, and Mobile, United States. The company produces and markets the first commercially viable digital fly-by-wire airliner, the Airbus A320, and the world’s largest passenger airliner, the A380. The global Airbus fleet has performed more than 110 million flights over 215 billion kilometers, carrying 12 billion passengers.
In IAO Airbus works together with DSNA on the demonstration in Nice and provides the onboard components for the route-sharing.
SINTEF is a Norwegian independent research center – the largest of its kind in Scandinavia. SINTEF carries out contract research in a wide range of scientific and technical areas. The business model spans from basic research to commercialization of results into new business ideas and spin-outs, with focus on applied research. SINTEF employs more than 2000 employees from 70 different countries. The main office is in Trondheim, Norway, with further offices in Norway and abroad. More than 90% of the turnover derives from contract research for industry and the public sector in Norway and internationally. SINTEF receives a state funding of around 6%. The SINTEF Digital institute is continuously specializing in leading edge information and communications technology that forms the technology basis for SINTEF’s ATM activities. SINTEF is a member of the North European ATM Industry Group (NATMIG) Consortium that also participated in SESAR 1. The Optimization Group at SINTEF has been developing optimization methods, software prototypes, libraries and components for the past 25 years.
SINTEF works in IAO together with DLR on the demonstration at Hamburg airport and provides the optimization engine for the surface routing.
Air Navigation Services of the Czech Republic (ANS CR (B4)) is a state enterprise providing public Air Traffic Services in the airspace of the Czech Republic, at Prague Airport and the three regional airports of Brno, Ostrava and Karlovy Vary. Enroute services are provided as integrated with the military. ANS CR also provides specialized aviation training in its own training center (CANI) and offers training for pilots in its subsidiary company (CATC). Both units are part of the Aviation Academy Group. ANS CR (B4) is a member of the FAB Central Europe (FAB CE) and has vast expertise in development, implementation, testing and commissioning of ATM systems. This includes ATM operational services (TMA, airports), development, prototyping and operation of specific technical tools (Airport system – Safety Nets), system architecture design, project and quality management, validation (live trials) and ATM safety assessment (provided by linked third party Integra A/S).