ATM Modernization

Eurocontrol’s BADA ‘Hailed’ at Annual Conference

By S.L. Fuller | June 14, 2017

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Photo: Eurocontrol

Eurcontrol said its aircraft performance model, BADA, has been “acclaimed as a world standard.” People came from all over the world, it said, to attend the annual BADA Conference.

“BADA was hailed as a trusted product and one that is a cornerstone in aircraft trajectory calculations,” said Eurocontrol. “There was general consensus that further developing BADA is a critical enabler for the simulations and ATC operational systems of the future. Eurocontrol is constantly being asked not only to continue maintaining BADA, but to further improve and expand it: we have undertaken to do our utmost to make this happen.”

According to Eurocontrol, the conference gave attendees the chance to:

  • learn more about BADA’s theoretical model so that they could make faster, better use of it;
  • benefit from an information exchange with other BADA users from many domains, so allowing them to ensure consistency in aircraft performance modelling in a variety of applications;
  • become informed about the legal framework for BADA’s development and the new registration process for obtaining BADA licences, and
  • attend presentations on various themes, allowing for exchanges on BADA model theory, recent developments, applications for ATM R&D, ATC operational applications and environmental assessments.

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