- Edited by Andrew Cook, University of Westminster, UK
European Air Traffic Management: Principles, Practice and Research is a single source of reference on the key subject areas of air traffic management in Europe. It brings together material that was previously unobtainable, hidden within technical documents or dispersed across disparate sources. With a broad cross-section of contributors from across the industry and academia, the book offers an effective treatment of the key issues in current, and developing, European ATM. It explains the principles of air traffic management and its practical workings, bridging the academic and operational worlds to give an insight into this evolving field, with a number of fresh perspectives brought to the text. On-going research and developments are closely integrated into the themes, demonstrating the likely directions of future ATM in Europe and the challenges it will face.
It is anticipated that many readers will already have expertise in one or more of the chapters’ subject matter, but wish to develop a further understanding of the areas covered in others, taking advantage of the many thematic and operational links which have been illustrated. The book will appeal to both aviation academics and practitioners, equally for those whose area of expertise is outside ATM but want a clearly elucidated source of reference, as to those wishing to broaden existing knowledge.
Contents: Foreword; Preface; The organisation and operation of European airspace, Marc Baumgartner; The principles of flight planning and ATM messaging, Graham Tanner; Understanding en-route sector capacity in Europe, Arnab Majumdar; The management and costs of delay, Andrew Cook; European ATM and the environment, Victoria Williams; The future of European air transport operations, Nigel Dennis; The single European sky – EU reform of ATM, Ben van Houtte; ATM and society – demands and expectations, Nadine Pilon; Conclusions and a look ahead, Andrew Cook; Appendix, Graham Tanner; Glossary; Bibliography; Index.
About the Editor: Andrew Cook is a Senior Research Fellow at the Transport Studies Group, University of Westminster, London, UK. He has coordinated ATC performance measurement and benchmarking studies for European service providers, and has managed a number of technical and social studies for Eurocontrol, which have involved working closely with a range of operational and planning staff within airlines, airport authorities, and ATC service providers. He presents the Group's research regularly at international conferences.
Reviews: 'highly recommended reading for everyone who wants to learn about the world of ATM and for professionals who want to reflect on the future management of air traffic.'
Aviador, March-April 2008
'Bringing together the range of organisational, political, societal, technical issues and issues related to the Air Traffic Management industry is a large undertaking. Through careful choice of papers and contributors this book manages to represent the story of European ATM in a thought provoking and insightful way from the perspective of ANSPs, airlines and the public. From the initial steps taken in creating the first ATC service, through the key elements and constraints of our current operations to our future operations there is detailed and relevant information for the reader to draw upon. For me one of the great joys of working in ATM is that there is always more to learn, and this book will provide something for the seasoned expert through to those of us just embarking on a career in ATM – I will certainly keep my copy on hand for reference and loan.'
Colin Smith, Head of Research & Development, NATS, UK
'This book is a single source of reference, explaining the complex relationship between capacity constraints, environmental impacts, airlines' expectations, and their relationship tp society and public expectations. If you want to understand that complexity and want it all in a single book, this one is written for you.'
The Controller, 2008
'…this is a very readable book that should appeal to a wise audience ranging from undergraduate students to industry practitioners'
Aerlines, March 2009
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