Projects

Common Ground Safety Model

The challenge The Schiphol manoeuvring area hosts complex ground operations involving several parties that depend on each other to ensure that the many manoeuvres are conducted properly and safely. Some vehicle or aircraft manoeuvres in the area controlled by Air Traffic Control or Apron Control are unauthorised. These so-called uncontrolled manoeuvres can disrupt operations. They […]

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Workloadmodel Schiphol Ground Control

While you sit back and relax… …the ground controller’s workload increases.  Everyone wants to go off on holiday in the summer. A fun city trip to Barcelona or a beach holiday on Curaçao. The airports experience their busiest periods during the peak holiday season. And this affects ground controllers at Schiphol too. While your average […]

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Inbound sequencing based on Airline Priorities

A future without delays; seeking the best-possible sequence for incoming aircraft.   Extra inconvenience and high costs. As a passenger it’s really annoying if you miss your connection because the aircraft is delayed. Especially if that turns out to depend on chance. The first aircraft to arrive at the airport is also the first to land. […]

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Applications of SWIM

System or spider’s web? Towards a new system for Europe.  Radio or digital. Communications can be conducted in different ways. It looks like a spider’s web when you draw a diagram of it. Take, for instance, air traffic control at Schiphol Oost. It uses lots of different systems to communicate on planning. Some systems are […]

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Time Based Separation

Strong winds, yet no delays: a study into the options provided by TBS.  Strong winds can cause severe delays at Schiphol. Or even cause flights to be cancelled. A potential solution has now been found for this: Time Based Separation (TBS). It is already a huge success at London Heathrow. So Schiphol, what are we […]

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Insight in Operational Efficiency

Flight by flight: improved insight into operational efficiency  How do you obtain better insight in the operational performance of the Air Traffic Management (ATM) system? Air Traffic Control the Netherlands (LVNL) has conducted various activities over the past years with this goal in mind, and with success: LVNL now improved its insight in performance relating […]

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Capacity and Runway Predictions

Whatever the weather: improving capacity and runway predictions  The KLM Operations Control Centre (OCC) is the nerve centre of KLM. It’s here that all flights are planned and monitored, day and night. The OCC prevents delays and deploys smart tactics to eliminate them so that the timetable can be carried out as punctually as possible. […]

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Applications of ADS-C

Everything under control: Building a traffic overview beyond radar coverage Air traffic control centres in Canada and Australia are already using it: Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Contract (ADS-C), a new technology to downlink data from the aircraft. With ADS-C air traffic control is able to build a traffic overview above the oceans, where there is no radar […]

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