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Future News - Continuous Descent Approach

Continuous Descent Approach

Continuous Descent Approach

Weak Signal's progress: basic

This Weak Signal came from: 
European Commission Framework Programme for RTD

The theme/scheme related to this Weak Signal: 
Theme 7 - Transport (including aeronautics)

The sub-theme that best relates to this Weak Signal: 
AAT: Increasing time efficiency

When did the Weak Signal manifest ? 

Weak Signal's description 
Non-stop final descents of aircrafts are usually interfered by the large number of aircrafts in the airspace being guided by few beacons located in the runway. First tests show that the additional application of virtual GPS-beacons is kerosine saving and allows low-noise descents due to idle running.