Customer

Polish Air Navigation Services Agency (PANSA)

Context

Polish Air Navigation Services Agency (PANSA) has participated in the Single European Sky ATM Research (SESAR) project, a collaborative Research and Development (R&D) project that is developing solutions to increase aircraft navigation efficiency and the capacity of European airspace while reducing the costs of Air Traffic Management (ATM) Provision. As a new member to the SESAR programme, PANSA sought expert help to quickly get up to speed and maximise the effectiveness of its contribution. This was made possible by the project being co-financed the under Horizon 2020 Programme.

Role of Egis

Egis was contracted by PANSA under a multi-year framework contract to provide technical consultancy and support services to help carry out Research and Innovation Actions (RIA) under the SESAR2020 programme. In particular, Egis teams based in Farnborough, Zilina, Warsaw and Toulouse, supported:

  • Increased Runway and Airport Throughput (PJ02 EARTH) which included exploring affordable solutions (e.g. alternative ground surveillance) for low visibility operations at secondary airports; and enhancing prediction of the arrival Runway Occupancy Time to improve the management of runway use;
  • Enhanced Airport Safety Nets (PJ03b SAFE) which developed new alerts for controllers with limited airport surveillance infrastructure; and addressed the safety risk of runway excursions during take-off and landing with enhanced Runway Surface Condition computing system;
  • Total Airport Management (PJ04 TAM) which focused on an enhanced collaborative airport performance management, facilitated by access to real-time information;
  • Trajectory Based Free Routing (PJ06 ToBeFree) which developed and assessed the concept of Free Routing Airspace (FRA) below FL310 in high complexity environments (in cross-border aspects);
  • Advanced Airspace Management (PJ08 AAM) which included exploring the operational feasibility of Dynamic Airspace Configuration (DAC) planning process at reginal, sub-regional and local levels; and extending the management of DAC to support Moving Areas;
  • Controller Tools and Team Organisation for the Provision of Separation in Air Traffic Management (PJ10 PROSA) which validated a specific decision support tool to improve the provision of separation in Terminal and En-Route environments; and explored minimum performance requirements for Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems (RPAS) in order to be integrated in ATM and non-segregated airspace.

By combining our local offices in Poland, together with our technical experts in the UK, Slovakia and France, we were able to successfully provide PANSA projects leaders with specialist knowledge and close ‘on the ground’ support to facilitate knowledge transfer and expert advisory services in areas such as:

  • Planning and monitoring;
  • Concept definition and development;
  • Preparation, execution and data analysis during validation exercises;
  • Performance assessment and cost-benefit analysis;
  • Safety and human performance assessment;
  • Development of technical specifications;
  • Modelling support.

Results

Our expert advice and guidance enabled PANSA to be a confident and valuable contributor within SESAR ensuring that all PANSA assignments were concluded to the highest standard and satisfaction of SESAR Joint Undertaking.

Since finalising this project the Egis team have recently signed a new contract with PANSA for the continuation of our professional support and consultancy services.  

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James Hanson

James Hanson

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