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PARTAKE Final Workshop coordinates the departures of London airports.

On February 20th PARTAKE consortium presented PARTAKE final results in the workshop hold at Cranfield University ATM Laboratory (IDEAS Area, Aerospace Integration Research Centre, AIRC).

PARTAKE project main research objective has been to reduce ATC tactical interventions due to conflicting aircraft, by developing a TBO-oriented information management platform, based on identifying trajectory interdependencies and determining feasible multi-airport departure configurations that relax them. In the exercise event, PARTAKE tools were applied to a simulated multi-airport system, engaging professional ATC Controllers and Pilots in a virtual scenario. Realistic traffic at London TMA operations was simulated in real-time to identify trajectory interdependencies and remove them with PARTAKE mitigation measures by coordinating the departures from Luton and Stansted Airports.

Relevant industrial stakeholders from the aerospace and ATM sector (Indra, Rolls-Royce), together with airports representatives (Flight Operations Manager of Luton Airport, Director of Aviation Operations at Cranfield Airport), ANSP’s (NATS), ATC (Tower Air Traffic Controller of Cranfield Airport), and SJU representative attended to the validation workshop. They highlighted the big potential of PARTAKE measures and the great utility of its deployment to deal with the present and future European airspace scenarios.

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PARTAKE wins the BEST PAPER AWARD at the 12th USA/Europe ATM R&D Seminar.

On June 28th the PARTAKE consortium presented the paper “A Constraint Programming Model with Time Uncertainty for Cooperative Flight Departures” in the 12th edition of the USA/Europe ATM R&D seminar held in Seattle, receiving the best paper award in the separation track.

The Federal Aviation Administration and EUROCONTROL have jointly organized the international seminar for Air Traffic Management Research and Development (ATM R&D) since 1997. These seminars are held every two years, alternating between the USA and Europe, and have become the top event for ATM researchers. The ATM R&D Seminars are particularly important setting solutions that are globally relevant, encompassing SESAR, NextGen and other international programs. The seminars promote international collaboration, creating and reinforcing relationships between leading ATM experts and researchers world-wide, encouraging discussion and consensus on major issues.

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PARTAKE wins the BEST PAPER AWARD at the 13th International Multidisciplinary Modeling & Simulation Multiconference (I3M 2016).

On September 27th PARTAKE consortium presented the paper “An efficient constraint programming model for cooperative flight departures.” during the 13th International Multidisciplinary Modeling & Simulation Multiconference that took place in the city of Larnaca  (Cyprus). The I3M conference is globally recognized as one of the top conferences in the field of simulation, including historical conferences such us EMSS MAS, HMS, IMAACA and new and interesting conferences and workshops such as DHSS, SESDE, I-WISH and FOODOPS.


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Airport Seminar – Airport Barcelona-El Prat

On 5th of July PARTAKE members attended the airport seminar at Barcelona-El Prat about Airport Collaborative Decision Making (A-CDM).

The members of the PARTAKE project are in contact with Aena (Aeropuertos Españoles y Navegación Aérea) for a detailed insight into general aspects of Collaborative Decision Making (CDM) Systems and SESAR objectives and CDM operations related to the airport of Barcelona-El Prat.


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SESAR 2020 exploratory research gets underway

The first wave of SESAR 2020 exploratory research projects is now underway which will serve to contribute to modernising air traffic management in Europe.

SESAR Joint Undertaking have selected 28 projects for funding for a total of EUR 20.4 million within the framework of SESAR 2020 and the EU’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme.

The selected projects will run until 2018 and will bring together universities, SMEs, research centres, airlines, industries, ANSPs from across the European Union and EU Associated Countries (Switzerland, Norway, Iceland, Serbia, Israel, and Turkey). With these projects, the aim will be to create a SESAR innovation pipeline whereby new ideas can be funneled into the programme’s industrial and demonstration research strands.

The projects cover a wide range of topics and can be categorised into two main strands:

ATM excellent science & outreach aims at bridging ATM research with the wider research community and providing the necessary scientific support to ATM change either directly or through connection to other funded research areas in other disciplines or sectors in the following areas:

  • Automation, robotics and autonomy
  • Complexity, data science and information management
  • Environment and meteorology for ATM
  • Economics, legal and regulation


ATM application-oriented research aims to help mature new concepts for ATM beyond those identified in the European ATM Master Plan as well as help to mature emerging technologies and methods to the level of maturity required to feed the applied research conducted in the SJU.

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PARTAKE Regular Internal Meeting at Cranfield University

The first regular internal meeting for the PARTAKE project was hold on 26th and 27th May 2016 in Cranfield University. In the meeting participated all PARTAKE partners; Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona (UAB), Ecole Nationale de l’Aviation Civile (ENAC), Cranfield Universitie (CU) and ASLOGIC.

The primary objectives of the meeting were:

  • To ensure the development of the project as it is planned
  • To ensure that all partners have a common agreement of needs and requirements defined in Work Package 1, Deliverable 1.1


The meeting was accompanied by presentations of all partners presenting the active work packages and the work packages that will be activated shortly and discussions about associated topics to ensure a common and clear understanding of the project scope, tasks and goals.


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