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Coordinated capacity ordering and trajectory pricing for better-performing ATM

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Project "COCTA" data sheet

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Univerzitet u Beogradu - Saobracajni fakultet 

Organization address
address: Vojvode Stepe 305
city: Belgrade
postcode: 11000

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 Coordinator Country Serbia [RS]
 Project website
 Total cost 534˙157 €
 EC max contribution 534˙157 € (100%)
 Programme 1. H2020-EU. (Exploratory Research)
 Code Call H2020-SESAR-2015-1
 Funding Scheme SESAR-RIA
 Starting year 2016
 Duration (year-month-day) from 2016-04-15   to  2018-09-14


Take a look of project's partnership.

# participants  country  role  EC contrib. [€] 
1    Univerzitet u Beogradu - Saobracajni fakultet RS (Belgrade) coordinator 167˙923.00
2    THE UNIVERSITY OF WARWICK UK (COVENTRY) participant 220˙656.00
3    HOCHSCHULE WORMS DE (WORMS) participant 145˙577.00


 Project objective

COCTA project proposes coordinated economic measures aiming to pre-emptively reconcile air traffic demand and airspace capacity, by acting on both sides of the inequality. In performing demand-capacity balancing COCTA primarily aims to reduce the cost arising from lack of coordination in the ATM system, stemming both from divorced planning horizons of ANSPs and aircraft operators (AOs), and from an inadequate pricing of navigation services. ANSPs plan their capacities weeks and months in advance, with only very limited and costly possibilities to adjust those on a short notice. On the other side, AOs attach great value to flight planning flexibility and tend to file their route choice decisions only hours before the time of departure. The mismatch between the predictability for ANSPs and flexibility for AOs results in substantial and costly capacity buffers built into ANSP planning decisions. COCTA recognizes this as a major issue and designs mechanisms acting on both sides, to incentivize more cost-efficient outcomes. To make this possible, COCTA envisages a new role for the network manager (NM), supported by re-designed regulatory setting. On capacity side, the NM purchases airspace capacities in line with expected network demand, employing a network-centred, demand driven approach, as opposed to the current, piecemeal and supply-driven practice, which is tailored against local (ANSP) traffic peaks. As a consequence, excessive provision of airspace capacity is to be reduced, with associated cost savings. On the demand side, the NM performs trajectory pricing, offering route menus to AOs, including novel, flexible products, aiming at an appropriate balance between cost-efficiency, delays, environmental impact and equity, without compromising safety. COCTA mechanisms and choice-based mathematical models thus work in a re-designed ATM value chain and optimize multi-criteria objectives, fully complying with multi-dimensional SES policy goals.


List of deliverables.
Project Final Results Report Documents, reports 2019-05-09 19:13:29
Effects of increased flexibility for airspace users on network performance Documents, reports 2019-05-09 19:13:29
Choice-based joint capacity ordering and pricing model Documents, reports 2019-05-09 19:13:28
Final mechanisms Documents, reports 2019-05-09 19:13:28
Communication and dissemination report and data management update report Documents, reports 2019-05-09 19:13:28
Choice-based flexible product pricing model Documents, reports 2019-05-30 15:07:59
Conference paper, 7th SIDs (estimated M20/21) Documents, reports 2019-05-30 15:07:54
Initial mechanism design Documents, reports 2019-05-30 15:03:30
ATM value-chain redesign Documents, reports 2019-05-30 15:03:30
Data management report Documents, reports 2019-05-30 15:03:32
State of the art report Documents, reports 2019-05-30 15:03:24
Conference paper, 6th SIDs (estimated M8/9) Documents, reports 2019-05-30 15:03:24
Prototype models and small academic examples Documents, reports 2019-05-30 15:03:29

Take a look to the deliverables list in detail:  detailed list of COCTA deliverables.


year authors and title journal last update
List of publications.
2017 Nikola Ivanov, Fedja Netjasov, Radosav Jovanović, Stefano Starita, Arne Strauss
Air Traffic Flow Management slot allocation to minimize propagated delay and improve airport slot adherence
published pages: 183-197, ISSN: 0965-8564, DOI: 10.1016/j.tra.2016.11.010
Transportation Research Part A: Policy and Practice 95 2019-06-13
2016 Strauss, Arne Starita, Stefano Jovanović, Radosav Ivanov, Nikola Fichert, Frank
Maximizing ATM Cost-efficiency by Flexible Provision of Airspace Capacity
published pages: , ISSN: , DOI:
Sixth SESAR Innovation Days 8-10 November, 2016 2019-06-13

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