Munich Airport and Assaia International have completed a four-month test utilising radar technology with single engine taxi (SET) procedures

The project, driven by Munich Airport's commitment to environmental protection and its anticipation of increased air traffic in the future, aimed to evaluate the effectiveness of radar technology in detecting and monitoring the use of single engine taxi (SET) by incoming aircraft.


Key findings and insights

During the test period, a radar system was installed at Terminal 2, positioned to align with incoming aircraft. The technology works by detecting vibrations emitted by the aircraft's engines, allowing the system to determine whether SET procedures are being followed.

Initial results from the first phase of testing have yielded promising insights. For instance, the radar system successfully detected engine vibrations, enabling important conclusions to be drawn about the operating status of the engines. Valuable data was also collected to guide further investigations, ensuring the accuracy and reliability of the technology under demanding operational conditions. Munich Airport and Assaia International plan to conduct additional tests to refine the system's detection capabilities and integrate SET monitoring into daily operations, they said.

“At Assaia, every day we work to make global aviation more efficient, sustainable, and safer through the latest technologies. The test in Munich is another milestone on the way to a fully digitalized airport. We are very grateful that with Munich Airport, we had an innovative and capable partner at our side who is open to new technologies,” said CEO Christian Hen.

The radar technology will help reduce CO2 emissions
The radar technology will help reduce CO2 emissions Flughafen München