MODE SWITCHING IN DIGITAL TOWER TRANSITION

MODE SWITCHING IN DIGITAL TOWER TRANSITION

When the market talks Digital Towers, it usually focuses on operational benefits or technological advancements, and not so much on the human performance and human factors. Yet we at Think have long acknowledged that this is a significant aspect of the concept,...
COVID protocols -still necessary, still possible

COVID protocols -still necessary, still possible

Back in May we did some analysis on the COVID-related measures likely to be put in place during air travel.  We modelled some recovery scenarios across the terminal and the gate as traffic started to pick up following “lockdown” across Europe.  Now that 6 months have passed and we have a clearer picture of what form the recovery is taking, we’ve taken a look back at our modelling to see if the analysis still holds. 

Challenging The 80/20 Fallacy of ATCO Workload

Challenging The 80/20 Fallacy of ATCO Workload

As Human Factors has grown as a discipline within the ATM industry, controller workload has slowly gained appreciation by decision makers as a key performance indicator (KPIs) and is now a standard marker of operational feasibility across development projects – and...
Do We Need To Regulate Virtualisation?

Do We Need To Regulate Virtualisation?

The Airspace Architecture Study (AAS) provides a blueprint for removing structural inefficiencies in Europe through a process of virtualisation. However, the AAS does not consider how this process could be incentivised through economic regulation. Whilst the SES...
Got a SESAR 2020 project? Here are my top tips

Got a SESAR 2020 project? Here are my top tips

In 2004, just as Think was starting, something else was born – the Single European Sky ATM Research Programme (SESAR). A few years later, in 2008, the SESAR Joint Undertaking (SESAR JU) was set up to manage the research and develop phases of the project. In the...
INTEGRATING COMMERCIAL SPACEFLIGHT INTO ATM

INTEGRATING COMMERCIAL SPACEFLIGHT INTO ATM

Spaceflight is booming. Virgin Galactic and SpaceX have become household names in recent years with their impressive feats of engineering. Virgin Galactic are set to take tourists to the edges of space and SpaceX want to take us to Mars!  All of this though is being...
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