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Table of contents: A C D E F G H I M N R S T V W

Term Definition

Airport Collaborative Decision Making

Airport Collaborative Decision Making is the concept which aims at improving Air Traffic Flow and Capacity Management (ATFCM) at airports (Read more)

Advisory Council for Aeronautics Research in Europe

The Group of Personalities invited Commissioner Philippe Busquin agreed to establish a new Advisory Council for Aeronautics Research in Europe (Read more)
Airport Airport can be seen as a nod in the transport system. All the passengers, cargo and post go through the (Read more)
Airspace management Since air traffic levels have doubled in the last decade, airspace design must be continuously rethought, to provide the best (Read more)

Air Navigation Service Provider

Services provided to air traffic during all phases of operations including air traffic management, communication, navigation and surveillance, meteorological services (Read more)

Air Traffic Control

Aircraft are safely separated in the sky as they fly and at the airports where they land and take off (Read more)

Air Traffic Flow and Capacity Management

Once air routes have been planned, the next step is to match the flights with the available capacity. This is (Read more)

Air Traffic Management

Air traffic management (ATM) is about the process, procedures and resources which come into play to make sure that aircraft (Read more)
Aviation Aviation is the practical aspect or art of aeronautics, being the design, development, production, operation, and use of aircraft, especially (Read more)
Term Definition

Cost-benefit analysis

Cost-benefit analysis (CBA) is a systematic approach to estimating the strengths and weaknesses of alternatives that satisfy transactions, activities or (Read more)

Collaborative Decision Making

Collaborative Decision Making is a philosophy and a well-defined R&D program. It involves workgroups composed of the relevant partners who (Read more)
CleanSky Clean Sky Joint Undertaking is the largest aeronautical research programme ever launched in Europe for the development of breakthrough technologies (Read more)
Concept Development Concept development is a set of activities that are carried out early in the systems engineering life cycle to collect (Read more)
Consulting Consulting is providing opinion, advice, counsel and to deliberate together. In management consulting, the practice of helping organizations to improve (Read more)
Cost-Efficiency Cost efficiency (or cost optimality), in the context of parallel computer algorithms, refers to a measure of how effectively parallel (Read more)
Term Definition
Dissemination To disseminate (from lat. disseminare "scattering seeds"), in terms of the field of communication, means to broadcast a message to (Read more)
Term Definition

European Operational Concept Validation

Verification and validation are independent procedures that are used together for checking that a product, service, or system meets requirements (Read more)

European Defence Agency

The European Defence Agency (EDA; French: Agence européenne de défense, AED) is an agency of the European Union (EU) based (Read more)
Education Etymologically, the word "education" is derived from the Latin ēducātiō ("A breeding, a bringing up, a rearing") from ēdūcō ("I (Read more)
Efficiency Efficiency generally describes the extent to which time, effort or cost is well used for the intended task or purpose. (Read more)
EUROCONTROL EUROCONTROL is an international organisation founded in 1960 and composed of Member States from the European Region, including the European (Read more)
Term Definition

The Fifth Framework Programme

The Fifth Framework Programme (FP5) set out the priorities for the European Union's research, technological development and demonstration (RTD) activities (Read more)

The Sixth Framework Programme

FP6 was the European Community Framework Programme for Research, Technological Development and Demonstration. It is a collection of the actions (Read more)

The Seventh Framework Programme

The complete name of FP7 is 7th Framework Programme for Research and Technological Development. It lasted for seven years from (Read more)
Framework Program The Framework Programmes for Research and Technological Development, also called Framework Programmes or abbreviated FP1 through FP7 with "FP8" being (Read more)
Term Definition
Greening Greening is the process of transforming artefacts such as a space, a lifestyle or a brand image into a more (Read more)
Term Definition
H2020 Mobility for Growth The Mobility for Growth call is part of the Horizon 2020 Smart, green and integrated transport challenge.(Read more)
H2020 SME Instrument As part of the Horizon 2020 programme, the European Commission is selecting potentially disruptive businesses to invest in and support (Read more)
Horizon 2020 Horizon 2020 is the eighth phase of the Framework Programmes for Research and Technological Development (also called Framework Programmes; hence (Read more)
Hungarocontrol HungaroControl is one of the most successful state-owned companies in Hungary, which provides air navigation services in the Hungarian airspace (Read more)
Term Definition

International Air Transport Association

The international Air Transport Association (IATA) is the global trade association for the airline industry. The 240 member airlines comprise (Read more)
Term Definition

Magnetic levitation

Magnetic levitation, maglev, or magnetic suspension is a method by which an object is suspended with no support other than (Read more)
Market analysis A market analysis studies the attractiveness and the dynamics of a special market within a special industry. It is part (Read more)
Market research Market research is any organized effort to gather information about target markets or customers. It is a very important component (Read more)
Term Definition

National Contact Point

National contact points (NCP) are contact and information points located in each of the participating European countries. They inform the (Read more)
New Széchenyi Plan

Széchenyi 2020

Improving Hungary's competitiveness, creating one million new jobs within ten years along seven break-out points – these are the main (Read more)
Term Definition
Research Projects Research comprises "creative work undertaken on a systematic basis in order to increase the stock of knowledge, including knowledge of (Read more)

Radio-frequency identification

Radio-frequency identification (RFID) is the wireless use of electromagnetic fields to transfer data, for the purposes of automatically identifying and (Read more)
Term Definition
Safety If one examines the safety of the different transport modes, he will find that upon statistics, aviation is the safest (Read more)
Security No other transport mode is in spotlight as much as aviation, especially when security issues come up. Security is one (Read more)

Single European Sky ATM Research

Single European Sky ATM Research (SESAR) is a collaborative project to completely overhaul European airspace and its air traffic management (Read more)
Simulations Simulation is the imitation of the operation of a real-world process or system over time. The act of simulating something (Read more)

Service-Oriented Architecture

Service-oriented architecture (SOA) is a software design and software architecture design pattern based on distinct pieces of software providing application (Read more)
Support Projects These are actions that cover not the research itself, but the coordination and networking of projects, programmes and policies. This (Read more)
Sustainable Development Sustainable development is a road-map, an action plan, for achieving sustainability in any activity that uses resources and where immediate (Read more)

System Wide Information Management

The SWIM Common Services Coordination project developed a framework for further System Wide Information Management related activities. The expectation is (Read more)

SWOT analysis

SWOT analysis (alternatively SWOT matrix) is a structured planning method used to evaluate the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats involved (Read more)
Term Definition
The Human Factor Although automated machines and computers help the crew in all fields of the airport related activities, such as ATM, flying, (Read more)
Time-Efficient airport The time-efficient airport concept to maximize the value of time through efficient and effective air transport operations.(Read more)
Training Training is the acquisition of knowledge, skills, and competencies as a result of the teaching of vocational or practical skills (Read more)
Turnaround The aircraft turnaround process comprises the sequence of ground operations required to service the aircraft from the in-block to the (Read more)
Term Definition
Validation The assurance that a product, service, or system meets the needs of the customer and other identified stakeholders. It often (Read more)

Value operations Methodology

Value Operations Methodology is a decision support tool to measure interrelated factors.(Read more)
Term Definition

Workshop organisation

Workshops and project meetings are often parts of the project work. Workshops are usually organised involving the project consortium members, (Read more)