The use of a simple airport departure data entry panel (ADDEP) provides a lowcost solution to compute and share aircraft electronic pre-departure data across the air traffic management network, between the tower and approach controllers, as well as the tower and the Network Manager. Trials carried out at a small airport tested a standalone panel which the controllers used to input data such as pushback clearance, taxi and cleared for take-off. This ADDEP then generated departure messages which could be used to update the local flow management centre and the Network Manager.
SJU references: #61/ Release 1
- Significant improvement in traffic predictability
- Increased network capacity
- Better runway configuration and management