Traffic optimisation on single and multiple runway airports
- SJU reference # PJ.02-08 /Release 2019
- Status Available for industrialisation/deployment
Ensuring the runway operates at optimum capacity contributes to the smooth running of an airport and increases the amount of traffic it can handle. This candidate solution focuses on an integrated runway sequence function to balance arrival flights and departure flights on single runway, dependent runways or parallel runways with the option to balance also flights between parallel runways. This solution enables efficient operations through early planning to support predictability, continuous decent and enhanced runway throughput operations. The functionality of dynamic trajectory-based integrated runway sequence is designed to be combined with other SESAR Solutions, such as wake turbulence re-categorisation and time-based separation.
The improvements offered by the solution include the use of a runway manager (RMAN) for airports with more than one runway to plan the optimal runway configuration combined with the integrated runway sequence function for dependent runways and parallel runways. This dynamic assistance tool increases the predictability of runway capacity and results in a more efficient configuration of arrivals and departures.
Finally, this candidate solution is supported by improved prediction about runway occupancy times provided by ground-based systems, which measure the time taken to line up, take-off, land and vacate the runway.
- Enhanced safety
- Improved fuel efficiency
- Enhanced airport and TMA capacity
- Increased operational and cost efficiency
- Improved predictability
- Enhanced security