Boeing Co.(BA: Quote) announced that it will collaborate on air traffic management or ATM research with LOT Polish Airlines, Polish government agencies and academic institutions to make commercial aviation in Poland.
The company noted that the project establishes a Boeing research and development presence in Poland that will pursue other opportunities to work with Polish R&D institutions.
In addition to LOT Polish Airlines and Boeing, the ATM project consortium includes Boeing subsidiary Jeppesen Poland, Polish Airports State Enterprise, Enter Air, Polish Air Navigation Services Agency, and the University of Warsaw Interdisciplinary Center for Mathematical and Computational Modeling.
Boeing Research & Technology-Europe or BR&T-Europe will oversee the company's research activity in Poland. BR&T-Europe is focused on developing future aerospace solutions and improving the cycle time, cost, quality and performance of current aerospace systems.
The consortium will begin by studying ways to make aircraft descents more efficient in dense air traffic, a process known as Optimized Profile Descent. When implemented, this can reduce fuel consumption for airlines, make landings and takeoffs more efficient and reduce noise at airports, the company said.
The first phase of the project is expected to be completed later this year, and the benefits of Optimized Profile Descent will be applied to a selected Polish airport.
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