Gatwick Airport is currently a large airport operating under High Intensity Runway Operations (HIRO) on a single runway. They wished to develop a concept to bring the existing Northern Runway into routine use. This required seeking permission through a Development Consent Order (DCO) to the planning inspectorate.
Our client was a major Middle Eastern Airport undergoing significant development and modernisation. As part of their ATM roadmapping they wished to understand whether and how they would implement a series of novel technologies and systems.
Headwinds on final approach have long been a significant cause of arrival delay for our subject airport and its customers. Through research and development projects and collaborative programmes such as SESAR the Time Based Separation concept was developed as a means to recover the landing rate lost during these conditions.