In October 2022, the Albatros project launched its activities with a meeting attended by the European Union and several major players in the aviation domain. During the event, the Consortium presented the schedule of the four years-period of activities to increase the survivability of aircraft, the flight crew and passengers.
The EU-funded project develops a concept of (near) real-time sharing of safety intelligence considering new hazards and technologies that may disrupt current aviation operations. Within the project, the risks introduced by electric and hydrogen-powered aircraft, meteorological risks (related to climate change, but also space), the management of new fuels and energy systems at the airport, and cyber threats will be analysed.
This assessment will run in parallel with the development of measures to increase overall aviation survivability, encompassing passengers, aircraft, and airport infrastructures. With the same objective, the Consortium identifies a set of tools and procedures to be validated and demonstrated together with results produced by the analysis of new hazards and mitigation strategies to increase the aviation system’s survivability. The knowledge produced by ALBATROS will then be used to formulate training integrated into courses of ICAO.