Paper published at Transportation Research Part C.

Posted by on Feb 5, 2021 in Blog, News & Events, Recent Work | 0 comments

Paper entitled «Robust Flight Planning Impact Assessment Considering Convective Phenomena» recently published #Transportation #Research Part C Elsevier in co-authorship with Javier García-Heras et al. Here is a personalized URL providing 50 days’ free access to the article:,M0mRJibz Enjoy the...

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Call for attracting talent to the Madrid Region Universities on air!

Posted by on Ene 15, 2021 in Blog, News & Events | 0 comments

Call for attracting talent to the Madrid Region Universities on air! If you are doing #research on areas related to #AirTrafficManagement, #Airports, #AirTransport and you are interested, contact me at asap with CV. Requirements: Ph.D. holder; 1 Year (of the last 2 Years) working at international research entities; very good CV and publications Track; Conditions: 4 Years contract; 40k€ per year; options to stabilize as a faculty member thereafter. See the complete call @ Here you have a summary:...

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Special Issue

Posted by on Nov 25, 2020 in Blog, News & Events | 0 comments

Special Issue Information Dear Colleagues, Flying the ideal, optimal trajectory and vertical profile has been the holy grail of ATM research for decades. For this purpose, a lot of this research has been oriented towards a concept called Trajectory-Based Operations (TBO). In TBO, the trajectory becomes the fundamental element of the ATM system. The current ATM system is based on more tactical clearances. TBO should provide the capabilities, decision support tools, and automation to manage aircraft movement by trajectory. This shift from clearance-based to trajectory-based ATC should enable aircraft to plan and fly negotiated so-called business trajectories. At the planning level, TBO aims at more efficient and environmentally friendly flight planning concepts, reducing airlines operating costs, allowing a climatic-friendly ATM system, while at the same time increasing the capacity of the system without jeopardizing its safety. Specific research domains within aircraft trajectory optimization with open questions include (but it is not limited to): the consideration of uncertainties in trajectory optimization, the assessment and minimization of climatic impact in aircraft operations, the modelling and resolution of multi-aircraft problems leading to system-wide solutions that are stable and resilient. At the execution level, the question remains whether the extra investment, effort and communication are worth the yet unknown benefits. What if it becomes merely a more verbose clearance-based system, in which trajectory updates are as frequent as waypoint passing? Therefore, the key issue for solving conflicts or sequencing problems is a very high predictability. For research, one of the questions to address thus is: is this high predictability feasible and which methods are available to improve it. The mismatch between planned and actual trajectories caused, among others, by inherent uncertainties arising in aircraft operations, including airports, air traffic control interventions, and unavailable information, e.g., the cost index, and the take-off weight, constitute significant gaps that the scientific community need to tackle. The exploitation of data by means of artificial intelligence and causal models can lead to novel trajectory prediction approaches, which could facilitate the transition towards the TBO paradigm. Open research domains include novel approaches to propagate aircraft trajectory uncertainties, the deepen into artificial intelligence techniques for enhancing the prediction of aircraft trajectories, and the aggregation of different sources of uncertainties in trajectory predictions, notably weather via Ensemble Probabilistic Forecasts. This special issue intends to bring recognition to the contribution of aircraft trajectory optimization and aircraft trajectory prediction techniques and will provide a forum to disseminate the latest research work with the aim of further stimulating interest in this area of great potential. Potential topics include but are not limited to the following: Robust aircraft trajectory optimization. Aircraft trajectory optimization and climate change. Uncertainty propagation in trajectory prediction. Artificial Intelligence techniques applied...

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SESAR Young Scientist Award Webinar

Posted by on Jul 1, 2020 in Blog, News & Events | 0 comments

Launched in 2012, the SESAR Young Scientist Award recognised young scientists who have demonstrated excellence in ATM and aviation-related research fields. On 29 June, the SESAR JU organised a webinar to touch base with some of the previous winners of the award, learn how their careers have developed since winning, and hear their views on how our industry can nurture, attract and retain young talent. The webinar heard from three former winners of the award: Gianluca Di Flumeri won the award in 2018 for a ground-breaking method for evaluating controllers’ mental workload using brain activity measurements. Read more about Gianluca’s research. 2015 winner, Floris Herrema, whose work helps to enhance the understanding of the behaviour of aircraft on final approach. It has a direct impact on the safety of time-based separation (TBS), as deployed at Heathrow Airport, as well as the RECAT 2 reduction in wake vortex separation between pairs of aircraft on final approach. Read more about Floris’ research. Manuel Soler, winner of the 2013 award for his work on ‘Commercial Aircraft Trajectory Optimization based on Multiphase Mixed Integer Optimal Control’, who will explain how his career has evolved since winning the award. Today, Manuel has become more actively engaged with SESAR. Read more about Manuel’s current research within the SESAR programme. Watch the webinar playback...

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Paper Publiched at Acta Astronautica

Posted by on Jun 12, 2020 in News & Events, Recent Work | 0 comments

Share your article! Dear Dr Soler, As co-author of the article Hybrid multi-objective orbit-raising optimization with operational constraints, we are pleased to let you know that the final version – containing full bibliographic details – is now available online. To help you and the other authors access and share this work, we have created a Share Link – a personalized URL providing 50 days’ free access to the article. Anyone clicking on this link before July 31, 2020 will be taken directly to the final version of your article on ScienceDirect, which they are welcome to read or download. No sign up, registration or fees are required. Your personalized Share Link:...

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