SESAR was the first specific R&D programme for the modernisation and homogenisation of air traffic control in the European Union. This ambitious programme comprises more than 300 projects and is financed equally by the European Commission, Eurocontrol and European Industry, with more than 1.6 billion euros through a Joint Undertaking. The programme was executed between 2009 and 2016. Ineco participated in the Program as an affiliate of its shareholder Enaire, a founding partner of SESAR Joint Undertaking. It participated in all program areas (Route, TMA, Airport and Transversal Areas) as part of more than twenty projects. Ineco played an important role as leader of the WP6, Airport Operations, on behalf of Enaire.
Participation in SESAR has helped keep Ineco on the forefront of developments in the field of Air Navigation and maintain its prestige as an agent in this area at European level.
Ineco is continuing its participation in SESAR 2020, the successor to SESAR, which will run from 2016 to 2022, with Ineco once again playing an important role.Image On:Image Off:Customer:SESAR Joint UndertakingExecution period:2010 - 2022Carousel:Image:Image:Image:Claim:The common system for air-traffic management in EuropeSubtitle:
Participation in over 50 projects
Participation valued at €7 millionParagraph:Paragraph title:A step forward for air navigationParagraph body:
Ineco's participation in the development phase of the SESAR programme represents an important achievement in the field of air navigation. The company contributes its experience, both in operations and in R&D projects, in the field of air traffic management (ATM). In addition, Ineco had participated previously, during the SESAR definition phase, in projects related to the environment, human factors, development of the airspace concept and short-term planning of programme implementation activities.
The ATM systems (SACTA and ICARO) and the ACC voice communications system (COMETA) provide all the aeronautical information necessary for air traffic control.
Ineco participates actively in the implementation of the new versions at Spanish airports and control centres. It provides the technical assistance services to carry out the technical and functional specifications of the systems. It also performs the verifcation, roll-out and operational support of versions.Image On:Image Off:Country:Customer:ENAIREExecution period:1998 – to dateCarousel:Image:Image:Image:Claim:Progress of air traffic control systemsSubtitle:
Over 35 years since its implementation
Updated according to technical and operational demandParagraph:Paragraph title:The challenge of the Single European SkyParagraph body:
SACTA is the Spanish air traffic control system whose development and implementation has become a successful management model. Since it was started up in 1990, the SACTA (Automatic Air Traffic Control System) has been modernised by taking into account variations in traffic demand to include new improvements, advanced functions, standards and by avoiding technological obsolescence.
Since 1998, Ineco has been collaborating on this system’s operational readiness and transfer, as well as participating in its specification and testing activities. SACTA’s mission is the integration, automation and improvement of the processes and equipment of the functions of the air traffic controller to meet the capacity and safety improvement targets required by air space users.
Ineco also provides a service to ENAIRE for developing the system that manages the Voice Communications involved in Air Traffic Control at Control Centres. This system (COMETA) undertakes land-land communications (Controller-Controller communication) and land-air communciations (Controller-Pilot communication).Paragraph title:An integrated system in SpainParagraph body:
The ICARO XXI System (Integrated COM/AIS/AIP & Reporting Office Automated System) integrates the automatic management of the Aeronautical Information generated in Spain and received by the rest of the world via the EAD (European Aeronautical Database), Flight Plan and Slot Message information of Spanish airports and the Weather information from the Spanish State Meteorological Agency (AEMET).
With this powerful tool, users who are going to begin a flight have the information to plan their route and conduct the presentation processes for the flight plan and weather and aeronautical information that affect them. The operating rooms of all airports in the AENA network can display the operations they will have in advance and thus prepare means as required, and the International NOTAM Office has everything necessary for the publication of National NOTAMs. Additionally, given the vital importance of this information in the world of Navigation, once processed and adapted it can be served by other systems, such as SACTA, SCENA –CDM.Service:
In 2011, the European Commission signed an historic Agreement with the Ministry of Public Works that established the location of the European GNSS Service Centre (GSC) in the Madrid city of Torrejón de Ardoz, in the installations of the INTA. The centre is integrated into the European satellite navigation infrastructure and acts as a single interface between the infrastructure and the users of the Galileo open services (OS), commercial service (HAS and CAS) and search and rescue service (SAR).
The GSC is a centre that provides experts, know-how, evaluation of capability, distribution of information and support for the provision of value-added services provided by the Galileo system. From the start, Ineco has led the consortium responsible for the development of the GSC.
This project was executed for the European GNSS Agency (GSA), and it defined both the concept of operations as well as the procedures necessary to provide the services that the GSC offers to the users of Europe’s Galileo satellite navigation system.
The Galileo system declared the “Initial Services” at the end of 2016, with an initial constellation of 18 satellites, which will be expanded to 30 in 2020, at which time the system will offer its optimum capabilities (FOC; Full Operational Capability).
Ineco has also focused heavily on Galileo, and is currently in an advantageous position in the Galileo Service Operator contract, supervising the operations and evolution of a system that will undoubtedly be a fundamental technology in our daily lives.Image On:Image Off:Customer:European GNSS Agency (GSA)Execution period:2014-2017Carousel:Image:Image:Image:Claim:Roll-out of operations of the GNSS Service Centre in Torrejón de ArdozSubtitle:
30 satellites in 2020
4 types of Galileo serviceParagraph:Paragraph title:Commitment to R&D&IParagraph body:
The contract covered the design of the operational concept, as well as the initial operations and the hosting services. Ineco acted as the coordinator of three contracts related to these activities and as the go-between with the client, the European Satellite Navigation Agency (GSA).
The study, which Ineco led with the supervision of the Ministry of Public Works and the support of the National Institute of Aerospace Technology (INTA) defined the operations and scope of the GSC. Key Spanish companies in the space engineering sector also participated: Indra, GMV, Isdefe, ESSP, and INTA.
Satellite navigation systems have support centres that provide information on maintenance plans, navigation capabilities, and interface and algorithm specifications. This centre is expected to include the functions for Galileo, as well as for other multi-constellation solutions.Paragraph title:Market in a growth phaseParagraph body:
The European Satellite Navigation Agency (GSA) calculates that the market for applications based on satellite navigation systems will grow in Europe 11% annually over the coming years, reaching 165 billion euros in 2020, for just the system’s ‘core’ activities (chips, maps or services).
The development of the GSC is following the Galileo roll-out calendar. After the system's initial operating capability milestone (IOC), the operations of version one of the centre began. It will provide all of its services when the constellation of 30 satellites is completed (full operational capability milestone, FOC) and will potentially include the EGNOS services that are already offered from Madrid.Service:
Ineco has elaborated a strategic plan for Egypt’s civil aviation that includes a reorganisation of its air space.
Ineco has drawn up an air navigation plan for Egypt to cope with the country’s future air traffic which itself represents the biggest market in North Africa.The project ‘Development of Egyptian air traffic control’, has devised a strategic plan for Egyptian civil aviation which will include a restructuring of airspace and modernisation of all the navigation systems.In recent years, Egypt has grown at an annual rate of around 6%, and with over 77 million inhabitants, it is the most densely populated country in North Africa and its air travel market dominates the region. One of the country’s most important sources of income is tourism and this has led to a need to update and improve Egyptian airspace. At present, Egypt has 20 airports handling nearly 200,000 flights with some 15 million passengers. Cairo is the most important airport and is the point of entry for the majority of the country’s tourists.Image On:Image Off:Country:Customer:Egyptian Holding Company for Airports and Air Navigation –EHCAAN-Execution period:2010-2011Carousel:Image:Image:Image:Image:Claim:Promoting progress in the air industrySubtitle:
15 million passengersParagraph:Paragraph title:Optimising resourcesParagraph body:
In 2010 Ineco won the bid in an international tender procedure organised by the Egyptian Company for Airports and Air Navigation (EHCAAN) to devise a modernisation strategy for its navigation systems.
The project’s main remit was to analyse current CNS/ATM infrastructures in Egypt, propose a new air route network for its airspace, and draw up specifications for a new air traffic control system for the Cairo Control Centre.Paragraph title:International successParagraph body:
The success of our first project in Egypt was a milestone in Ineco’s international activity in North African countries, and in particular in the air industry. The excellent results obtained in this project have opened the doors to Ineco, providing the opportunity to participate in further transport development projects in the region.Geographic Area:Cite carousel position:Under summary
GIANT was born with the objective of implementing satellite navigation in the aeronautics sector. Ineco has carried out the consultancy works for this innovative project.
As an acknowledged leader in the field of transport consultancy, with many years’ experience, Ineco is leading a consortium of 22 prominent companies in the air navigation sector, to coordinate the international GIANT project.Ineco has carried out the consultancy procedures of this innovative project and was responsible for presenting it at numerous international conferences. The company received an award for best presentation in the aviation session at the ‘ION GNSS 2010’ conference held in Portland, USA, considered to be the most important satellite navigation event in the world.Image On:Image Off:Customer:GSA (formerly GJU)Execution period:2005 - 2011Carousel:Image:Image:Image:Claim:The European satellite navigation systemSubtitle:
The European satellite
navigation systemParagraph:Paragraph title:Vertical guidance approach proceduresParagraph body:
GIANT was designed to introduce satellite navigation to the aeronautics market, based on satellite vertical guidance known as APV/SBAS or LPV (Localizer Performance with Vertical guidance).
The project supports the introduction of Galileo and EGNOS into the European aviation sector, while maintaining the requisite operational security levels.Paragraph body:
The GIANT project gradually introduces the GNSS system in three phases, making the transition to a system that is able to provide all the air navigation services required. In the initial phase, EGNOS is approved as a complement to existing operations: en route, in the terminal area and in arrivals and departures, with a second phase consisting of non-precision approaches with vertical guidance, and a final phase which will combine the use of Galileo and GPS, supported by regional integral systems (EGNOS) providing a unique services solution.Paragraph title:Operational and safety improvementsParagraph body:
GIANT has had an extremely positive response, both from pilots and air traffic controllers, and also from equipment manufacturers and operators. The application has several advantages, including considerable improvement in operational safety, as greater cruising stability was noted during testing, and orientation during flight was smoother and more continuous.
Another important advantage of implementing GIANT is the cost saving aspect, as it is an extremely efficient instrument for airports, obviating the need for expensive outlay in installing ground systems.Service:Cite carousel position:Under summary
Ineco leads the consortium that manages the new organisation of Morocco’s air space with the objective of dealing with the rise in traffic expected in the years to come.
Ineco was leading a consortium with the companies Egis Avia and Isdefe, to complete a “Study, analysis and restructuring of Moroccan airspace”, in order to design a new air navigation system.
The project for redesigning Moroccan airspace in order to cope with the increased traffic forecast for the future, has been structured in three phases: Phase I (assessment of the system and traffic forecasts) Phase II (Proposal for restructuring airspace and associated safety study) and Phase III (implementation plan).Image On:Image Off:Country:Customer:Civil Aviation Department (DAC). Moroccan Ministry of Transport and AmenitiesExecution period:2011-2013Carousel:Image:Image:Claim:Morocco brings its airspace up to scratchSubtitle:
4 temporary scenarios analysed
12 Configurations of air space assessed using accelerated simulation techniquesParagraph:Paragraph title:Phase I: assessment of the system and traffic forecastsParagraph body:
The first phase of the project, carried out over 6 months, consisted of a study to assess the capacity of the existing air navigation system and to forecast future traffic in the short term (2015) mid- term (2020) and in the long term (2025).
Ineco made its assessment using accelerated simulation techniques, employing sophisticated tools able to analyse the system’s capacity, the traffic controller’s workload and detect possible areas of conflict for aircraft during flight.Paragraph title:Phase II: Proposal for restructuring airspace and associated safety studyParagraph body:
Based on recommendations resulting from the initial phase, a new airspace design was proposed (improved network of air routes, new demarcation and terminal areas) for each of the temporary scenarios.
This design was validated with simulation tools to guarantee the predicted growth in traffic and the increased efficiency (more direct routes which will reduce aircraft fuel consumption). At the same time a safety study was carried out to ensure that the current safety levels would improve with the new design.Paragraph title:Phase III: Implementation PlanParagraph body:
The final phase is divided into two main areas: determining the operational concept and carrying out an Implementation Plan for correct commissioning of the new system, and determining needs in terms of human resources and definition of new operational procedures.Geographic Area:Cite carousel position:Under summary
Ineco designs the instrumental flying procedures and the navigation charts for the Sultanate of Oman.Image On:Image Off:Country:Customer:Oman’s Public Authority for Civil Aviation (PACA)Execution period:30 mesesCarousel:Image:Image:Image:Claim:We contribute to the progress of the Sultanate of OmanSubtitle:
More than 100 instrumental procedures
120 hours of validation flights
9 training weeksParagraph:Paragraph title:Paragraph body:
The works include: designing the procedures, a total of 120 hours of validation flights carried out by Aena International, and various training sessions in Spain for technicians and managers from Oman’s Public Authority for Civil Aviation (PACA).
Located southeast of the Arabian Peninsula, the country has 2.8 million inhabitants in quite a wide territory of 310.000 km2.
To interconnect its regions, the Sultanate is adopting a very active policy of development and modernisation of its airport and air navigation infrastructures, within a much wider plan of regional, tourist and business development.Paragraph title:Promoting air trafficParagraph body:
Oman’s airport network is composed of two international airports, Mascate (the capital) and Salalah, both in processes of expansion, four regional airports and five military aerodromes, one of them (Khasab) is open to civil traffic.
Five new regional airports will be built: Sohar, Ras Al Hadd, Ad Duqm, Adam and Musandam, all of them are in different stages of development.
Apart from the flight procedures design, Ineco has carried out other works in Oman, like a study for aeronautic easements for the new control tower at Mascate airport, and a location analysis and Master Plan for the airport to be built at Musandam.Geographic Area:Testimony carousel position:Under paragraph 1Cite carousel position:Under paragraph 1
Ineco carries out the project management and works supervision of the enlargement of Fujairah Airport in the United Arab Emirates. The airport, which began to operate in October 1987, has the capacity to manage around two million annual passengers. Fujairah is currently immersed in a plan to develop tourism in the region.
The works, which are carried out alongside PMDC (Project Management and Design Consultants), include the enlargement of the current runway, the construction of a new control tower and a new taxiway that could be used as a contingency runway, as well as an electrical substation and a new Firefighting Service building, in addition to new navigation aids.
The project consists of two phases. In the first phase, the revision of the basic design is carried out. Ineco’s multidisciplinary team analyses and evaluates the solutions proposed by the designer and adviser to Abu Dhabi Airports Company (ADAC) in its approval process.
In the second phase, Ineco will have the responsibility of revising the building project described and developing the Project Management and Supervision of the execution of works. Furthermore, the company will accompany Abu Dhabi Airports Company (ADAC) from the process of selection of the companies that will execute the enlargement works, continuing with the Project Management and Supervision of the execution of the works and the implementation of the enlargement.
The project includes several areas of knowledge: civil work and building construction projects, air navigation systems, Control Tower equipment, facilities and beaconing, as well as the implementation of all of the tools and methodologies of the Project Management Institute (PMI) for management of the project.Image On:Image Off:Sector:Country:Customer:FujairahExecution period:2015 - 2018Carousel:Image:Image:Image:Claim:Project Management and supervision of worksSubtitle:
Enlargement of the runway by 700 metres
New 3.050 metre long runway
ATC tower: 51 metres in height
Power plant with 40 MVA of installed powerService:Geographic Area: