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Partners and their involvement

Welcome to the last of the three introductory blog posts. In the first post general details of the CSA were explained, while the second post covered the working blocks planned within the mobility assessment challenge faced. This post provides a brief description of each partner and their involvement in DATASET. The makeup of DATASET2050 is an asset, and was trusted to carry on the elements of the project. As you read through the descriptions you will find that each partner brings forward a unique value and skill-set, and together will produce great results to help continue to push the sector forward.

Project Partners and their involvement in DATASET2050

Innaxis Research Institute is a private and independent research institution founded with the goal of addressing complex scientific challenges of significant social and economic impact. Innaxis’ research agenda focuses on the study of large-scale, network-based socio-technical systems such as energy or transport by using an interdisciplinary approach and the state of the art in data science, mathematical modelling, nonlinear systems, predictive analytics and computational simulation. Within DATASET2050, Innaxis takes on the role as project coordinator and leads four of the six work packages (WP1 – Management, WP2 – Data Architecture, WP5 – Novel Concept Assessment, WP6 – Dissemination). Work packages 1 and 6 are concerned with the project management and the dissemination, respectively, and include the formulation of strategic goals for future European research. Work package 2 is at the core of DATASET2050 since it provides data sources, data guidance as well as tools and determines the data-driven model underlying the project.

The European Organisation for the Safety of Air Navigation, EUROCONTROL is an intergovernmental organisation supporting its member states in the development, implementation and operation of a seamless, performance driven pan-European Air Traffic Management network. The main activities of EUROCONTROL are focused on the coordination and planning of air traffic management across Europe. This involves working with air transport stakeholders from the national authorities, air navigation service providers, civil and military airspace users, airports, and other organizations and the activities cover all gate-to-gate air navigation service operations. In DATASET2050, EUROCONTROL is mainly involved in work packages 4 and 5 focusing on the supply side modelling and the novel concept assessment. Here, it will contribute its expertise and previous experience from the Air Traffic Demand forecasting activities and work performed in intermodal mitigation strategies applied in the Challenges of Growth 2008 and 2013 studies.

The University of Westminster’s Department of Planning and Transport has been engaged in air transport research, consultancy, and teaching for 40 years. In the last decade, ATM research has been a core part of the Department’s research with a particular emphasis on economics, operations, and performance. These are complemented by broader academic research in other transportation modes which enables to place air transport in the fuller context of competing (rail) and complementary (access) modes and to gain insights into privatisation, corporatisation and moves towards performance-based costing of service provision. Vitally for DATASET2050, air transport research encompasses both airlines and airports at the level of route planning, demand forecasting, economics of operation, and competitive analysis. In the project, University of Westminster leads work package 4 and makes other large contributions in WP2 and WP5. The intention of WP4 is to gain a better insight into the current and future air transportation system from the supply perspective and hence to model the infrastructural supply in regard to different passenger journeys depicted in WP3.

Bauhaus Luftfahrt is a public research institution funded by the four aerospace companies Airbus Group, Industrieanlagen-Betriebsgesellschaft (IABG), Liebherr-Aerospace and MTU Aero Engines as well as the Bavarian Ministry for Economic Affairs, Infrastructure, Transport and Technology. The non-profit association is an internationally-oriented think tank. Bauhaus Luftfahrt focuses on the future of mobility in general and the future of air travel in particular. The goal of the research work is to consider the complex system of aviation from different points of view. In the different projects at Bauhaus Luftfahrt, technical, economic, social and ecological aspects are considered holistically. Within DATASET2050, Bauhaus Luftfahrt leads work package 3 (Demand Profile) and contributes expertise in the field of complexity management, scenario analyses and requirement definition for future air transport concepts. Work package 3 focuses on the analysis of the current and future transport system from the passenger perspective. In this regard, passenger expectations and requirements are defined for different time horizons.