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Continuous descent operation
Abbreviation CDO  +
Context SESAR +
Definition An operation, enabled by airspace design,
An operation, enabled by airspace design, procedure design and ATC facilitation, in which an arriving aircraft descends continuously, to the greatest possible extent, by employing minimum engine thrust, ideally in a low drag configuration, prior to the final approach fix /final approach point.
final approach fix /final approach point.  +
Defsource 1. ICAO (2010) Doc 9931, Continuous Descent Operations (CDO) Manual 2. SESAR Concept of Operations Step 2 Edition 2014 (Ed. 01.01.00)  +
Note 1.— An optimum CDO starts from the top of
1.— An optimum CDO starts from the top of descent and uses descent profiles that reduce , segments of level flight, noise, fuel burn, emissions and controller/pilot communications, while increasing predictability to pilots and controllers and flight stability. 2.— A CDO initiated from the highest possible level in the enroute or arrival phases of flight will achieve the maximum reduction in fuel burn, noise, and emissions.
uction in fuel burn, noise, and emissions.  +
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Categories Terminal Procedures , Operational category , TMA Operation
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