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.


(07/08-09-2021) First CADENZA stakeholder workshop (online)

(21-06-2021) Radosav Jovanović presents the CADENZA project at the Engage workshop on economic incentives:

(07/10-12-2020) CADENZA presents its project during the SID poster session:

(11-11-2020) First meeting with the CADENZA expert panel – all 12 expert panel members from different stakeholder groups joined to discuss CADENZA’s research agenda

(17-06-2020) The project has started with the Kick Off Meeting

Interactive online workshop on demand and capacity management in ATM

We will present different options for better matching demand and capacity as well as first results of its research during a two-day interactive online workshop. The free-of-charge online workshop will take place on September 7th and 8th (Tuesday and Wednesday).

On both days, two interactive sessions will be offered, starting at 10.00 am and 11.45 am, respectively. After the end of the second session, online networking opportunities will be provided on both days. A more detailed program will be published soon.

Please, register here for the workshop: