Validation projects

Integrated Controller Working Position - Airports

Release: 2011

Reference: EXE-12.04.01-VP-391 & VP-404)

Location: Southampton


About the exercise

The aim of this validation exercise was to develop a low-cost departure data entry panel at airports to share departure data between the tower and the approach controllers as well as between the tower and the Central Flow Management Unit (CFMU). Shadow mode operations were conducted at Southampton airport tower.


During the trials, an increased accuracy of estimated take-off time could be observed. Due to the fact that the approach controller received information early, more precise departure of aircraft was possible.