Validation projects

Integrated and throughput-optimised sequence of arrivals and departures

Release: 2015

Reference: -

Location: Milan


The solution refers to a fully integrated and throughputoptimised sequence of arrivals and departures, set up for the same runway (or for dependent runways) using an algorithm that takes into consideration separation minima. The sequence allows for a high level of planning stability and the involvement of controllers in establishing the plan. In addition to arrival metering and pre-departure sequencing, the solution allows for controllers to follow Target Take-Off Time (TTOT) and Target Landing Time (TLDT) as closely as possible.

Description of the exercises

A series of real-time simulations taking place in Madrid will assess the feasibility of integrating AMAN-DMAN and its impact to runway throughput, airport operations and controller workload.

This work will be complemented by exercises taking place in Lyon and Toulouse to assess the impact of integrating AMAN-DMAN on runway throughput, airport operations and controller workload. Exercises will specifically look at operational and human factor issues and possible showstoppers. An assessment will also be undertaken on the level of development reached so far regarding technical enablers, with a focus on the technical system architecture and specifications, performance requirements and interoperability requirements.

Meanwhile, in Milan, a series of real-time simulations will validate the refinement of departure sequences with the integration of surveillance data and the implementation of new and improved surface safety nets. The Milan exercises will also assess the usability of the controller’s human–machine interface (HMI) and its ability to provide an integrated set of capabilities, such as departure management, route planning, 4D trajectory management, surface conflict alerts and flight data processing.

Expected benefits

  • Increased predictability
  • Enhanced safety
  • Improved efficiency