Research Questions

Is there a way develop cost-effective technology to support integration of the light GA community into the SESAR concept?

Research Scope

The ProGA project will study the feasibility of a system that can continually and automatically assess and predict the future General Aviation aircraft’s flight corridor or its volume of operation. The challenge taken up by ProGA is to research and develop cost-effective technology to support the light GA community integration into the SESAR concept, thereby providing benefit to the aviation sector as a whole. This is done while safeguarding the key characteristics of GA: the requirement for affordable equipment, limited complexity of procedures and freedom of flight.

Expected Results

The ProGA system will continually and automatically predict the future flight corridor or the volume of operation, of a GA aircraft in-flight and share this information with SWIM. The information about the future flight corridor will be of a probabilistic nature, with a level of confidence depending on the time-frame of the prediction, the path flown prior to the estimation and the type of flight. By automatically estimating flight corridors SESAR’s idea of Business Trajectories and the GA community’s wish to fly freely can be combined. The system output is a continually updated estimate of future flight corridors which can be shared via SWIM with other airspace users and ATM.