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=== Abbreviation ===
 
=== Abbreviation ===
CDO
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=== Definition ===
 
=== Definition ===
 
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{{#set:definition=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.
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|def=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.
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=== Definition Source ===
 
=== Definition Source ===
 
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{{#set:defsource=ICAO Doc 9931, draft 2010 (''very soon to be finalized'')
ICAO Doc 9931, draft 2010 (''very soon to be finalized'')
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{{#set:note=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.  
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.  
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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.  
 
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.  
  
 
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Revision as of 10:39, 26 May 2011

Link Semantic Value
Term continuous descent operation
Status


Mandatory for


Contexts

SESAR

Categories
Synonyms


Related entries

continuous descent approach (CDA)

Broader term


Narrower term


Abbreviation

  
Continuous descent operationCDO

Definition

  
Continuous descent operationAn 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.

Definition Source

  
Continuous descent operation1. ICAO (2010) Doc 9931, Continuous Descent Operations (CDO) Manual 2. SESAR Concept of Operations Step 2 Edition 2014 (Ed. 01.01.00)

Note

  
Continuous descent operation1.— 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.