Warsaw Chopin Airport chooses Airbus ELISE consulting services

Enhancing operations and increasing capacity

18 April 2012 Press Release

Warsaw Chopin Airport has signed a contract for the ELISE (Exact Landing Interference Simulation Environment) Airbus guidance consulting service that will help further improve operations at Warsaw’s airport. ELISE is a simulation tool that will be used in cooperation with the partner companies with Airbus for this contract, ARUP and Airsight. The airport is the first customer in Central and Eastern Europe to select this new specialised consulting service offered by Airbus.

Developed by Airbus in partnership with EADS Innovation Works – the research and development arm of Airbus parent EADS – along with France’s Ecole Nationale de l'Aviation Civile- French Civil Aviation University – and commercialised by the Airbus Business Nursery, this technology predicts interference to an airport’s ground-based Instrument Landing System (ILS) signal. The signal provides reliable guidance to approaching and landing aircraft, especially in reduced visibility conditions, and is sensitive to interference caused by objects near the runway such as other aircraft, buildings and objects.

Accurately predicting interferences such as these, ELISE is aimed at enabling high precision landing capability and securing all-weather operations, increasing runway capacity and reducing missed approaches and diversions linked to weather whilst allowing the optimisation of airside land usage – allowing for buildings to be built nearby without disrupting the facility’s Instrument Landing System. 

“We are pleased that Warsaw Chopin Airport has chosen ELISE to advance landing operations capability as well as increasing runway capacities” said Christian Scherer, Head of Airbus Strategy and Future Programmes. “From our experience at Blagnac Airport in Toulouse, we are confident that our solution will bring great benefits to Warsaw”.

This agreement underlines the commitment of Airbus to streamline operations and share pioneering technologies and competencies in order to improve operational performance and/or reduce the environmental impacts of air transport. Enabling the best possible use of aircraft capabilities in cooperation with airports and air traffic management authorities, Airbus is a key contributor in order to enhance operational performance to the benefit of all stakeholders, from operators through airports to the local communities benefiting from the air links to the rest of the world.

Airbus is the world’s leading aircraft manufacturer offering the most modern, innovative and efficient family of passenger airliners on the market, ranging in capacity from 100 to more than 500 seats. Airbus is an EADS company