X-TEAM D2D Project: Designing and Validating a Concept of Operations for Door-To-Door Multimodal Transport

Vittorio Di Vito, Roberto Valentino Montaquila, Giovanni Cerasuolo, Bartosz Dziugieł , Maciej Maczka, Anna Mazur, Peter A. Meincke, Fares Naser, Miguel Mujica Mota, Margarita Bagamanova, Abdel el Makhloufi, Gabriella Duca, Raffaella Russo, Luigi Brucculeri, Stefano Proietti

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Abstract

The project X-TEAM D2D (extended ATM for door-to-door travel) has been funded by SESAR JU in the framework of the research activities devoted to the investigation of integration of Air Traffic Management (ATM) and aviation into a wider transport system able to support the implementation of the door-to-door (D2D) travel concept. The project defines a concept for the seamless integration of ATM and Air Transport into an intermodal network, including other available transportation means, such as surface and waterways, to contribute to the 4 h door-to-door connectivity targeted by the European Commission in the ACARE SRIA FlightPath 2050 goals. In particular, the project focused on the design of a concept of operations for urban and extended urban (up to regional) integrated mobility, taking into account the evolution of transportation and passengers service scenarios for the next decades, according to baseline (2025), intermediate (2035) and final target (2050) time horizons. The designed ConOps encompassed both the transportation platforms integration concepts and the innovative seamless Mobility as a Service, integrating emerging technologies, such as Urban Air Mobility (e.g., electric vertical take-off and landing vehicles) and new mobility forms (e.g., micromobility vehicles) into the intermodal traffic network, including Air Traffic Management (ATM) and Unmanned Traffic Management (UTM). The developed concept has been evaluated against existing KPAs and KPIs, implementing both qualitative and quantitative performance assessment approaches, while also considering specific performance metrics related to transport integration efficiency from the passenger point of view, being the proposed solution designed to be centered around the passenger needs. The aim of this paper is to provide a description of the activities carried out in the project and to present at high level the related outcomes.
Original languageEnglish
Article number2380
Number of pages14
JournalSustainability
Volume15
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2023

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