• SJU reference # PJ.02-W2-21.4 /Release 10
  • Stakeholders
    ANSP
    AO
    AU
  • Benefits Human performance
    Predictability
    Safety
  • Status In the pipeline

AUTOMATED SURFACE MOVEMENT GUIDANCE AROUND THE CLOCK

This Solution was formerly part of PJ.03a-01-W1

Maintaining efficient and predictable aircraft movement between stand to runway in all weather conditions is a challenge at busy airports, but there are tools available which can help to guide aircraft safely around the airfield. The ‘follow the greens’ candidate solution receives the cleared route provided by the solution, and confirmed by the tower controller and illuminates the taxiway centreline lights to a specified distance ahead of the aircraft under guidance by switching them on and off automatically, and also, where applicable, switching stop bars on and off automatically.

The airfield ground lighting guidance takes into account tactical decisions made by the apron manager, ground and runway controllers, in addition to surface management constraints. The candidate solution is capable of automatically supporting safe spacing between moving aircraft and managing priorities between aircraft on the aerodrome surface in all weather conditions. Priorities between multiple aircraft are based on local operating rules such as runway exit versus parallel taxiways, aircraft versus vehicle, aircraft converging or crossing at intersections, and taxiways passing close to push back routes or other taxiways where insufficient wingtip separation exists.

The airfield lighting guidance is available on a 24/7 basis in all weather conditions and on the entire movement area. Since the airfield ground lighting technology is expensive, the candidate solution applies predominantly to larger airports.

BENEFITS

Enhanced safety

Improved predictability

Improved human performance

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