Continuous climb and descent Dataset

Data description

This data provides the results of the analysis of vertical flight profiles during climb and descent at airports. The methodology is desto measure and observe vertical flight efficiency without highlighting specific reasons for the observed behaviour. More detailed case studies are needed to find out reasons for particular observations.


The methodology being applied for the characterisation of CCO/CDO is described in the relevant methodology page.

Column naming and types

Column nameData sourceLabelColumn descriptionExample
YEARNetwork ManagerYEARReference year2014
MONTH_NUMNetwork ManagerMONTHMonth (numeric)1
MONTH_MONNetwork ManagerMONTH_MONMonth (3-letter code)JAN
AirportNetwork ManagerAirportICAO 4-letter airport designatorEBBR
APT_NAMEPRUAPT_NAMEAirport nameBrussels
STATE_NAMEPRUSTATE_NAMEName of the country in which the airport is locatedBelgium
AVG_DIST_LEVEL_NMPRUAVG_DIST_LEVEL_NMAverage distance flown level per flight in Nautical miles2.6
AVG_TIME_LEVEL_SECONDSPRUAVG_TIME_LEVEL_SECONDSAverage time flown level per flight in seconds1.4
MEDIAN_CDO_ALTPRUMEDIAN_CDO_ALTMedian CDO altitude in feet7290
PERC_CDO_FLIGHTSPRUPERC_CDO_FLIGHTSPercentage of flights that are considered CDO (and don’t have any considered level flight)75.6%
MEDIAN_CCO_ALTPRUMEDIAN_CCO_ALTMedian CCO altitude in feet7290
PERC_CCO_FLIGHTSPRUPERC_CCO_FLIGHTSPercentage of flights that are considered CCO (and don’t have any considered level flight)75.6%