CSO Solution

The Concept of Seamless Operations

Shortcut to Efficiency

Optimised fuel burn, emissions and flight profiles by freely planned routes and continuous descent approaches.

Due to the growth in air traffic throughout the world, more and more conflicts and delays occur in departure and arrival procedures. As a solution to these challenging situations, the Concept of Seamless Operations (CSO) consists of two key elements: Free Route Airspace (FRA) and Continuous Descent Operations (CDO).

Free Route Airspace operations optimise fuel burn, flight time and emissions by reducing mileage, while Continuous Descent Operations have the same benefit as they allow aircraft to descend to airports at minimum thrust setting and also through shorter flight tracks.