The first aircraft for a EUR28 million (USD31.6 million) initial four-dimensional (I4D) trajectory-sharing demonstration programme in Europe has been delivered to EasyJet, one of the participating airlines.
Known as Demonstration of air traffic management improvements Generated by 4D Initial Trajectory Information Sharing (DIGITS), this SESAR project will last for more than a year, collecting data from more than 20,000 revenue flights. The seven airlines involved are Air France, British Airways, EasyJet, Iberia, Novair, Thomas Cook, and Wizz Air.
The A320 will be used with additional equipment such as a datalink router, an upgraded flight management system, and datalink-compatible cockpit displays.
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