The driving purpose of the AIRE agreement is to increase cross-Atlantic cooperation and to enable U.S. and EU partners to work collaboratively to reduce environmental emissions through Air Traffic Management (ATM) solutions. The FAA and SESAR-JU agreed to foster collaboration via four mechanisms:
Both the FAA and SESAR-JU have formed AIRE Program Offices to manage the work. The FAA AIRE trials are conducted on a non-reimbursement basis with partners willing to demonstrate new environmentally-friendly operations. FAA partners can include any aviation user and air navigation services providers bordering Atlantic airspace.
SESAR-JU AIRE activities are conducted by a tendering process, followed by contracts to consortium members to conduct the trials. Each AIRE project activity is connected to a SESAR Work Package in order to help link results to SESAR development activities.
Noise and emissions-reducing procedures and practices have been showcased in AIRE demonstration flights in 2007-2010. The goal of AIRE now is to see these practices and procedures move from demonstration procedures to being fully implemented. SESAR-JU has begun to sign contracts for the next round of demonstration flights, tentatively scheduled for January-October 2011. Results for trials conducted in the first half of 2011 will be presented at the Paris Air Show in June 2011.
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