The continuous growth of air travel demand has direct impact of all key element of Air Transportation, both on the ground and in the air. Air Support Airspace Planning Team is tasked with addressing that impact and developing strategies to respond to upgraded needs and requirements in airspace procedures. Air Support supplies operative solutions, planning efficiency and rationalising the airspace design process. Once again extensive use of fast track simulation and other analytical tools is the necessary prerequisite for a successful design effort. Tasks completed in this matter include:
- AIP standard procedure design;
- New route design;
- Revision of separation rules;
- Speed and/or altitude restrictions;
- Controller tactics;
- TMA study and design;
- Sectors capacity analysis;
- Parallel or converging approaches;
- Location of navigation aids.
Air Support has developed a consolidated airspace analysis procedure, useful in the determination of runway orientation, NAVAID requirements, ATC procedures design. Input for this process include historical weather data (such wind direction, wind velocity, time of occurrence, ceiling/visibility category, duration of crosswind conditions and duration of IFR conditions), historical activity traffic level, updated fleet mix, availability of advanced ATC equipment, revision of ATC flow management techniques, etc.
Achieved goals include increased airspace capacity, reduced overfly noise, optimized queue strategies, reduced flight time, improved conflict resolution strategies, all resulting in immediate economical, operational and social benefits for the airport and its environs.