About the Project

Concept & Methodology

The development of the operational concept is considered on three different time ranges. As a long-term strategy, AEON elaborates an investment model to help airports or airlines evaluate their interest in our solution. Further, on a operations strategic phase, the Consortium considers different techniques to use on each aircraft and to reduce fuel consumption. Finally, on a operations tactical phase, AEON considers real-time evaluations of environmental indicators to support decision-making tool to be implemented.

The project will work closely with airports, airlines and manufacturers on developing the concept of operations in order to ensure that the approach proposed can be integrated into already existing airport collaborative decision-making tools.


Our partners put together a valuable mix of expertise in the ATMs sector aiming to foster the deployment of engine-off taxiing techniques, meeting safety standards and contributing to a greener aviation.

A consultancy firm in human factors and safety that provides solutions to interactive complex systems like aviation. In AEON, it is responsible for the development of the Concept of Operations and the Communication Activities.

The French Civil Aviation University is a research laboratory specialised in several aeronautics fields. It is AEON’s project coordinator and liable for the development of the HMI prototyping.

The Technical University of Delft is a pioneering University in airspace design, D&A algorithms and new concepts of operations. In AEON, it develops algorithms to support fleet management operations.

Advisory Board

AEON’s Advisory Board (AB) reunites players of the aviation industry such as airlines, airports and manufacturers to develop a harmonized concept of advanced engine-off taxiing operations. The Consortium will meet the AB members on a periodical base in order to ensure a true collaboration with AEON’s key stakeholders.

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ALBATROSS demonstrates in real conditions the feasibility of implementing the most fuel-efficient flights through a series of gate-to-gate live trials. Along with other technical and operational improvements, the project tests the efficiency of taxiing operations at Schiphol airport.

ClimOp develops mitigation strategies to reduce aviation CO2 and non-CO2 emissions in different operational areas. Efficient taxiing, electrification of ground equipment, and renewable energy production are operational improvements considered at a ground and infrastructural level.

DYNCAT studies the impact of current (approach) ATM operations in the TMA on environmental pollution, cost-effectiveness and safety and to quantify the potential for environmental impact (noise, CO2 emission) reduction through better communication between ATC and the flight deck.

FlyATM4E expands approved climate-assessment methods and optimizes fly trajectories in order to identify promising mitigation options to reduce their climate impact. Their climate assessment methods might be useful to consider the impact each taxiing technique has on climate change.

TaCo developed an automated support system for ground and tower controllers that deal with non-nominal conditions. The results produced consist in the definition of the operational needs for automation support in the tower and a prototype of an automated tools to support ATC in the tower.

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