great objectives
great control tower

With these objectives we aim at addressing ATC aspects with regards to the whole air traffic as well because:

  • New airspace structures are investigated which impact all aircraft and hence the air traffic.
  • The enhanced controller tools for arrival, departure and surface management, which are modified in the project to optimize the full traffic situations, not only single flights.
  • Due to evaluation reasons, it is necessary to use scenarios where single flights can be tracked from gate to gate because the fuel consumption arise on board of a single aircraft.
  • ATC aspects are fully covered on airport surface and TMA as background traffic is also simulated.
  • Within the TMA optimisation strategies are applied to whole traffic, not just flights from and to airports of the airport pair.
  • For long haul flights less optimization potential is expected while ATC induced manoeuvers play a smaller role than for short haul flights, general flight planned routing is more important here.