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Mapping Weak Signals

Inspired by: FP7 » Continuous Descent Approach

version: 2 / updated: 2009-11-30
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Originally submitted by: Cornelia Daheim
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Source of inspiration

European Commission Framework Programme for RTD (FP7)

Theme/activity of inspiration

Theme 7 - Transport (including aeronautics)

Sub-theme/area of inspiration

AAT: Increasing time efficiency

Signal's headline

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Continuous Descent Approach

Signal's description

(approx. 150 words)
Please describe the Weak Signal (approx. 150 words)
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.


descents, airspace, runway, gps, beacons

Signal's first apperance


Signal's potential evolution

It could lead to...
issue type of issue/development potential impact on society timeframe for the issue to become at least 50% probable
#1 WI: Airplanes worldwide practice the continuous descent approach. Due to the noise reduction, airports are expanded - inhabitants cannot bring up the noise exposure anymore. new/emerging

Under what assumption the Weak Signal might evolve.

further testing of the approach


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Level 4: important for the whole world