Advanced Capacity and Demand Management for European Network

Performance Optimization

Project mission

CADENZA aims at developing a detailed trajectory broker concept for the European network, incorporating advanced demand-capacity balancing mechanisms. It builds upon the findings of the 2019 Jane’s-ATC-Innovation-award-winning SESAR Exploratory Research project COCTA, as well as upon latest industry developments. The trajectory broker will balance capacity and demand through a coordinated capacity provision process and collaborative trajectory management (including a novel trajectory charging scheme).

CADENZA covers all areas of capacity provision (en-route, terminal area, and airport) as well as all temporal levels (strategic, pre-tactical and tactical). Based on previous research we expect significant improvements in cost-efficiency as well as positive impacts on other key performance indicators, especially delays. The CADENZA concept will be thoroughly validated, using mathematical models and comprehensive real-world data. Sensitivity analysis will incorporate non-nominal conditions as well as different assumptions with respect to the overall air traffic management framework, e.g., different levels of flexibility in capacity provision.

Moreover, a high degree of stakeholder involvement–including an industry expert panel and stakeholder workshops–ensures practical relevance.

Consortium progress meeting in Barcelona

From 7 to 10 March 2022, the CADENZA team had one working week together in Barcelona in order to align the next steps for the project.

Third meeting with the CADENZA expert panel

On 27th January 2022, the CADENZA team held the third meeting with the CADENZA expert panel–the expert panel members from different stakeholder groups joined to discuss CADENZA’s research agenda.