CREATE is a project aligned with the research topic “Environment & Meteorology for ATM”, which is part of the research area “ATM Excellent Science & Outreach” of the SESAR 2020 Exploratory Research programme (call H2020-SESAR-2019-2).

CREATE challenge consists in the reduction of the environmental impact of aviation, considering not only fuel burn, but also other aspects such as air pollutants, e.g. CO, NOx and particulate matter. The CREATE project fully complies with this topic, because it proposes new ATM concepts aiming to reduce the environmental impact of flight operations for both en-route and TMA (Terminal Manoeuvring Areas), taking advantage of an innovative approach for 4D trajectory optimisation together with the use of advanced weather and air quality models.

This deliverable collects the outputs provided by the tasks 2.3 “Vulnerability of ATM with respect to weather phenomena” and 2.4 “State-of-the-art of meteo tools supporting ATM” and reports the studies carried out in these tasks to: 1) individuate the most relevant weather phenomena that affect the ATM operations, their main impacts on them in terms of operational disruptions and the associated level of severity; 2) individuate the most relevant meteo tools that are expressed by state-of-the-art technologies to support the ATM operations in order to properly take into account the weather conditions in a precise and timely manner.