Airport Operations

Airport Operations refers to the target performance benefit of fully realized arrival, departure, and surface management (AMAN/DMAN/SMAN). The capabilities inherent in this performance improvement area include airport accessibility, preliminary arrival and departure management, collaborative decision-making in the airport environment, surface operations, wake turbulence separation, and remote aerodrome control towers.

Capability

Solution

Description

U.S. Vendors

Airport Accessibility

Optimization of Approach Procedures including vertical guidance

The use of performance-based navigation (PBN) and ground-based augmentation system (GBAS) landing system (GLS1) procedures will enhance the reliability and predictability of approaches to runways, thus increasing safety, accessibility and efficiency. This is possible through the application of Basic global navigation satellite system (GNSS), Baro vertical navigation (VNAV), satellite-based augmentation system (SBAS) and GLS. The flexibility inherent in PBN approach design can be exploited to increase runway capacity. [Block 0]

BridgeNet International
GE Aviation

Honeywell

Tetra Tech AMT

 

Optimized Airport Accessibility

Make further progress with the universal implementation of PBN approaches. PBN and GLS (CAT II/III) procedures to enhance the reliability and predictability of approaches to runways increasing safety, accessibility and efficiency. [Block 1]

BridgeNet International
GE Aviation

Honeywell

Wake Turbulence Separation

Increased Runway Throughput through Optimized Wake Turbulence Separation

Improved throughput on departure and arrival runways through optimized wake turbulence separation minima, revised aircraft wake turbulence categories and procedures.

[Block 0]

Harris

 

Increased Runway Throughput through Dynamic Wake Turbulence Separation

Improved throughput on departure and arrival runways through the dynamic management of wake turbulence separation minima based on the real-time identification of wake turbulence hazards. [Block 1]

 
 

Advanced Wake Turbulence Separation (Time-based)

The application of time-based aircraft-to-aircraft wake separation minima and changes to the procedures the ANSP uses to apply the wake separation minima. [Block 2]

 

Arrival/ Departure Management

Improve Traffic flow through Runway Sequencing (AMAN/DMAN)

Manage arrivals and departures (including time-based metering) to and from a multi-runway aerodrome or locations with multiple dependent runways at closely proximate aerodromes, to efficiently utilize the inherent runway capacity. [Block 0]

Harris
Honeywell

JMA Solutions, LLC

Metron Aviation

 

Improved Airport operations through Departure, Surface, and Arrival Management

Extension of arrival metering and integration of surface management with departure sequencing will improve runway management and increase airport performance and flight efficiency. [Block 1]

Honeywell
Metron Aviation

 

Linked AMAN/DMAN

Integrated AMAN/DMAN to enable dynamic scheduling and runway configuration to better accommodate arrival/departure patterns and integrate arrival and departure management. [Block 2]

Honeywell

 

Integrated AMAN/DMAN/SMAN

4D trajectory operations will optimize individual trajectories, traffic flows, and the use of scarce resources such as runways and surface. Synchronization of all flight phases represents the full integration of all control loops. The use of 4D trajectories will increase predictability and reduce uncertainty between the planned and executed trajectory. Traffic synchronization also implies that information is synchronized across flight phases.

[Block 3]

BridgeNet International
Honeywell

Surface Operations

Safety and Efficiency of Surface Operations (A-SMGCS Level 1-2)

Basic Advanced Surface Movement Guidance and Control System (A-SMGCS) provides surveillance and alerting of movements of both aircraft and vehicles on the aerodrome thus improving runway/aerodrome safety. Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) information is used when available (ADS-B APT). [Block 0]

Harris
Honeywell

Saab Sensis

 

Enhanced Safety and Efficiency of Surface Operations – SURF, SURF-IA and Enhanced Vision Systems (EVS)

Enhancements to surface situational awareness, including both cockpit and ground elements, in the interest of runway and taxiway safety, and surface movement efficiency. Cockpit improvements including the use of surface moving maps with traffic information (SURF), runway safety alerting logic (SURF-IA), and enhanced vision systems (EVS) for low visibility taxi operations. [Block 1]

GE Aviation
Harris

Honeywell

JMA Solutions, LLC

Saab Sensis

 

Optimized Surface Routing and Safety Benefits (A-SMGCS Level 3-4 and SVS)

Improve efficiency and reduce the environmental impact of surface operations, even during periods of low visibility. Queuing for departure runways is reduced to the minimum necessary to optimize runway use and taxi times are also reduced. Operations will be improved so that low visibility conditions will have a minor effect on surface movement. [Block 2]

Honeywell
Saab Sensis

Airport Collaborative Decision Making (CDM)

Improved Airport Operations through Airport-CDM

Implement collaborative applications that will allow the sharing of surface operations data among the different stakeholders on the airport. This action will improve surface traffic management—reducing delays on movement and maneuvering areas—and enhance safety, efficiency, and situational awareness. [Block 0]

Harris
Metron Aviation

Saab Sensis

 

Optimized Airport Operations through A-CDM Total Airport Management

Enhance the planning and management of airport operations and allow their full integration in the air traffic management using performance targets compliant with those of the surrounding airspace. This action entails implementing collaborative airport operations planning (AOP) and where needed an airport operations centre (APOC).

[Block 1]

Harris
JMA Solutions, LLC

Metron Aviation

Saab Sensis

Remote Aerodrome Control Towers

Remotely Operated Aerodrome Control

Provide safe and cost effective Air Traffic Services (ATS) from a remote facility, to one or more aerodromes where dedicated, local ATS is no longer sustainable or cost effective, but there is a local economic and social benefit from aviation. This can also be applied to contingency situations and depends on enhanced situational awareness of the aerodrome under remote control. [Block 1]

Harris
Saab Sensis

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