The project

The project

Resilience2050 is a European FP7 collaborative research project . It was launched on the 1st of June, 2012 under FP7-Transport sub-programme area AAT.2012.6.2-4. The duration of the project is 43 months. Technical and budget information can be found on CORDIS, the EU’s Community Research and Development Information Service website.

Objectives · Who we are · Work completed


The main aim of this project is to achieve a deeper knowledge of the resilience concept in ATM, which today only incorporates the aspect of safety management. Resilience, which describes the ability of a system to recover under abnormal conditions to a given state is investigated thoroughly in domains with socio-ecological background. Resilience2050 will transfer this knowledge to ATM applying it as a new property of the system and use innovative Data Science techniques to mine different datasets to extract information on how resilient to disturbances the ATM system is. Design principles will be derived that consider only safety and physical constraints, taking into account the quantitative assessments made through the data mining process. Resilience2050 will be presenting a new concept for an efficient and resilient future ATM system.

Who we are

Resilience2050 is coordinated by Innaxis, and there are six participants from five different countries:

INX: The Innaxis Foundation and Research Institute, Coordinator · Spain.
DLR: Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt e.V., the German Aerospace Centre · Germany.
NLR: Nationaal Lucht-en Ruimtevaartlaboratorium, the National Aerospace Laboratory · The Netherlands.
ITU: Istanbul Teknik Universitesi, Istanbul Technical University · Turkey
DHMI: Devlet Hava Meydanlari Isletmesi, the General Directorate of State Airports
Authority of Turkey · Turkey.
UPM: Universidad Politécnica de Madrid · Spain.
KCL: King’s College London · United Kingdom.

Partners come mainly from the aviation field and ensure a 360 degree vision of ATM and resilience concepts.



Cool Timeline

November 30

Bologne · Resilience final Workshop

Celebrated attached to the SESAR Innovation Days.
October 21

Istambul · Technical meeting on the REM2050 model and the operational assessment of Design Principles

With the presence of the partners more heavily involved in WP4 and WP5 and ATCos from DHMIg. There was a two fold objective: 1) Finalising the REM2050 model and 2) operational assessmente of the results achieved so far in the design principles part
July 15

Madrid · Consortium meeting

Mostly focused on WP4 (D4.2 and D4.3), WP5 (D5.2) and the replanning after the 7 month extension agreed with the EC.
November 24

Madrid · Resilience workshop: “State-of-art in ATM resilience”

Attached to the SESAR Innovation Days, commonly known as SIDs, the workshop on Resilience opened the debate around the state-of-art in the context of resilience in the Air Transport System and its operations.
September 15

Brussels · Second year meetings

With representatives from all the consortium member organisations (except Kings College), in addition to Marc Bourgois. The progress made in the ongoing deliverables was presented and technical points (regarding mainly WP4 and WP5) as well as project management measures were tackled.
June 5

Madrid · Mid 2014 Meeting

Consortium meeting attended by most of the partners
May 30

Istanbul · Mid 2014 Meeting

This meeting was attached to the ICRAT conference (Innaxis, ITU, DHMI). Next steps of the project, focusing in the macromodelling and delay propagation research were discussed.
May 16

Amsterdam · Mid 2014 meeting

Meeting between NLR and DLR on how to incorporate the human role in the modelling exercises of WP4 and WP5.
December 3

Brussels · Mid-term meetings

Resilience2050 have reached its first half! 18 fruitful months of the total 36. Representatives from all the consortium member organisations met, in addition to the Project Officer as well as Marc Bourgois. The progress made up to that date in each of the ongoing deliverables was presented, focusing on WP3. Important…
June 17

Istanbul · Deliverable 1.2 Meeting and Workshop

Workshop-meeting between NLR, ITU and DHMI. The attendance of DHMI ATCOs and THY pilots was crucial in the development of the workshop and provided the operation information necessary to determine how to deal with the disturbances cluster previously carried out by NLR.
May 30

Brussels · 1st Year Meeting with Project Officer

The objective of the meeting was that all the partners give a brief presentation of their different tasks within the project, so that Christiane Bruynooghe (Project Officer) and Marc Bourgois (Eurocontrol) could have better a better understanding of what the research activities were and their status. An additional technical session was…
April 17

Madrid · Consortium Progress Meeting

This meeting included representatives from all of the partners. The objectives were:  1) Providing general information of the project status. 2) Presenting the different parallel activities within the Resilience2050 project. 3) Identifying and characterising strategies for dealing with future deliverables, focusing on WP2 and WP3 disturbances.
November 15

Istambul · First Year Intermediate Progress Meeting:

Meeting with representatives from all the consortium, plus a group of local air traffic controllers from DHMI. The progress made in the ongoing deliverables was presentation. Important agreements were made covering technical points of the future deliverables and project management issues necessary.
July 13

Madrid · Meeting between Project Officer and Resilience2050 Team

Review of the project between the Project Officer and David Pérez (Project Coordinator). Project goals, overall strategy and schedule were tackled.
June 13

Brussels · Kick-off Meeting

Administrative information was provided to the partners and key elements of the proposal for the project development were reviewed.

Work completed

The basis for the definition of the term resilience by analyzing resilience in complex systems that are different to the ATM system.

The contribution of human operators regarding resilience. Qualitative analysis based on interviews (ATCOs, pilots etc.).

Resilience and resilience-related definitions (robustness, disturbances, perturbations, stress)

Data sets required In order to examine trends and anomalies based on them. Data sets specifications, properties, quality, integrity.

The propagation of delay (the chosen KPI) is investigated from a network as well as from an airport perspective. Preliminary macro and micro results.

Specifications and approach to design a potential data-mining service that would report the European ATM resilience .

A multilayer representation of the ATM system, based on relations between the relevant elements . 

Disturbances and their implications on delay can be assessed by means of a new developed method. A linear regression of delay times at origin and destination is carried out, providing a statistic representation of the quality of delay absorption.

This deliverable aims to formulate new methods and procedures to enhance resilience within the system.

How the air transportation system will perfomr at 2030 and 2050.

Balancing resilience and efficiency. Human role impact in resilience .

Simulation environment, visualization, REM2050 model, resilience visualization .

Stress test definitions, usage and properties in the ATM-resilience context.

Implementation of the different case studies, after applying (or not) the resilience design principles.

WP5 results, including key insights and assessment of WP5 outcomes.