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Realistically model the performance of any aircraft

Your ATM research and development activities require modelling and simulation tools capable of replicating real-life operations and aircraft performances as realistically as possible. This is why EUROCONTROL has spent decades building the most comprehensive and accurate Aircraft Performance Model in the world.

Perfecting our advanced skills in aircraft performance modelling and working closely with aircraft manufacturers and operating airlines, EUROCONTROL built BADA (Base of Aircraft Data), which provides theoretical model specifications and related specific datasets to accurately stimulate the behaviour of any aircraft.

Replicate the performance of any aircraft for any kind of simulation

Based on the best available aircraft performance reference data, BADA enables you to realistically reproduce the geometric, kinematic and kinetic aspects of your aircraft’s behaviour over the entire operation flight envelope and in all phases of flight. With BADA 3, you can access model specifications for nearly 100% of aircraft types in the ECAC area. And, if you need highly precise data for modelling and simulating advanced systems and future concepts, BADA 4 currently covers 80% of aircraft types.

The leading international aircraft performance model used throughout the aviation industry

Used internally at EUROCONTROL, BADA is also provided to the international aviation community, a large user community comprising research institutions, universities and ANSPs, as well as ATM suppliers.

The use of BADA is regulated through a license agreement which stipulates the terms and conditions of use based on the contractual constraints EUROCONTROL is committed to with its data providers. The provision of access is subject to EUROCONTROL’s approval.

BADA is the international reference for aircraft performance modelling for the purposes of trajectory prediction and simulation.

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