A Conceptual Design of A Departure Planner Decision Aid
Author(s)Anagnostakis, Ioannis; Idris, Husni R.; Clarke, John-Paul; Feron, Eric; Hansman, R. John; Odoni, Amedeo R.; Hall, William D.; ... Show more Show less
Terminal area Air Traffic Management handles both arriving and departing traffic. To date, research work on terminal area operations has focused primarily on the arrival flow and typically departures are taken into account only in an approximate (average) manner. However, arrivals and departures are highly coupled processes especially in the terminal airspace, with complex interactions and sharing of the same airport resources between arrivals and departures taking place in practically every important terminal area. Therefore, the addition of automation aids for departures, possibly in co-operation with existing arrival flow automation systems, could have a profound contribution in enhancing the overall efficiency of airport operations. This paper presents the conceptual system architecture for such an automation aid, the Departure Planner (DP). This architecture can be used as a core in the development of decision-aiding systems to assist air traffic controllers in improving the performance of departure operations and optimize runway time allocation among different operations at major congested airports. The design of such systems is expected to increase the overall efficiency of terminal area operations and yield benefits for all stakeholders involved in Air Traffic Management (ATM) operations, users as well as service providers.
3rd USA/Europe Air Traffic Management R&D Seminar, Napoli, 13-16 June 2000
departure, planner, Air Traffic Management, terminal airspace, air transportation