Projects

Schiphol Airport Operations Centre (APOC)

The Airport Operations Centre focuses on performance-based operations. It steers, monitors and manages airport performances and proactively identifies and mitigates possible capacity constraints or disruptions. This includes disruptions affecting airport operators, airlines, ground handlers and Air Navigation Service Providers (ANSP). The APOC provides all relevant stakeholders with insights in the operational overview (situational awareness) of […]

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Holding support for Amsterdam Area Control

Before COVID-19 holding operations were a common phenomenon at busy European airports. At London Heathrow holding operations are an integral part of the arrival management concept. At other airports, such as Schiphol, holding operations are more incidental to manage short peaks in the arrival stream and of course in case of unforeseen shortage of arrival […]

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Design options for Continuous Climb Procedures

The national airspace redesign program aims to design the Schiphol departure and arrival routes to reduce noise and emissions and to maintain capacity. The KDC has supported the national airspace redesign program (programma luchtruimherziening) with a study into the effects of various design options for continuous climb procedures (CCO). With the help of To70,  departure […]

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Managing of Turnaround Priorities for Schiphol Airport

Managing Turnaround Priorities The infrastructure of Schiphol is very capital intensive and it is therefore important that utilization thereof is maximized. This requires optimal use of runways, taxiways, gates and parking stands. Based on the currently available infrastructure, MovingDot and NLR explored potential priority rules to help optimize the airport throughput, specifically for the management […]

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Optimisation Outbound Cluster – ACARS

The glass is half full; Increasing Schiphol DCL Utilisation to improve the outbound process  Can we realise short-term improvements to the outbound process by reducing the workload for controller and pilots? This depends on increased use of ACARS for pre-departure clearance (DCL). This is the result of the KDC project, ‘Optimising Outbound Cluster (2017)’. The […]

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