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.
With a neighbouring country opening one what is expected to be one of the world’s largest airports, our client needed to understand the impact of the new airport on their procedures, airspace and sectorisation within their Flight Information Region (FIR). Furthermore, the neighbouring ANSP intends to implement an Extended Arrival Manager (XMAN) which would require sequencing, delay absorption and ATCO intervention in our client’s airspace.