Market forces trade-offs
impacting European ATM performance

Vista evaluates conflicting market forces and regulations of passengers, airlines, ANSPs, airports and the environment.

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Vista at a glance:

Vista examines the effects of conflicting market forces on European performance in ATM, through the evaluation of impact metrics on four key stakeholders (airlines, passengers, ANSPs, airports) , and the environment. The project comprises a systematic, impact trade-off analysis using classical and complexity metrics, encompassing both fully monetised and quasi-cost impact measures.

The primary objectives of the project are to quantify the current and future (e.g. 2035 and 2050) relationships between a currently non-reconciled set of performance targets and (binding) regulations in operation in Europe, specifically:

  • The trade-off between, and impacts of, primary regulatory and business (market) forces;
  • The horizontal metric trade-offs within any given period;
  • The vertical trade-offs between periods, particularly as many targets are not currently mapped from year to year, are discontinuous with other targets, or even entirely missing for given periods (such as, vitally, passenger performance targets);
  • Whether alignment may be expected to improve or deteriorate as we move closer to Flightpath 2050’s timeframe.

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The Vista project has received funding from the SESAR Joint Undertaking under grant agreement No 699390 under European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme.