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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 ... read more

Think supporting EUROCONTROL in SESAR 2020 Wave 2

Think supporting EUROCONTROL in SESAR 2020 Wave 2

We are pleased to have been awarded our first contract within the second wave of SESAR 2020. Our consultants have begun providing ... read more

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 ... read more

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 ... read more

Role of markets in AAS deployment

Role of markets in AAS deployment

Find out more about our work on 'project RoMiAD' which is a catalyst project awarded by the Engage KTN the SESAR Knowledge Transfer Network. read more

A step towards sustainable mobility in Europe

A step towards sustainable mobility in Europe

From the 16th to the 22nd of September many politicians, companies and individuals celebrated this year’s European Mobility Week, ... read more

THINK SHOWCASING ROMIAD AT ENGAGE SUMMER SCHOOL

THINK SHOWCASING ROMIAD AT ENGAGE SUMMER SCHOOL

We are ready for school! This week is the second summer school organised by the Engage KTN the SESAR Knowledge Transfer Network (KTN), ... read more

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 ... read more

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 ... read more

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 ... read more

Update to Think’s Remote Tower Map

Update to Think’s Remote Tower Map

Back in June we updated our website to include a Remote and Digital Towers resources page, this included Think’s first-of-its-kind map ... read more

The numbers underpinning the UK aviation industry’s climate ambitions

The numbers underpinning the UK aviation industry’s climate ambitions

We’ve written recently about the climate aspects of the UK aviation industry and how we could prioritise carbon reduction as we ... read more

Think’s First Socially Distanced (and Remote) Simulation!

Think’s First Socially Distanced (and Remote) Simulation!

When the COVID-19 pandemic news erupted, and the seriousness of the situation was realised, the initial schedule for the implementation read more

SOCIAL ACCEPTANCE OF UAM – A GREAT UNKNOWN

SOCIAL ACCEPTANCE OF UAM – A GREAT UNKNOWN

To anyone that has the slightest interest in the future of air mobility, even a basic google search will illustrate current excitement ... read more

Think to moderate webinar on The Role Of Digital Towers

Think to moderate webinar on The Role Of Digital Towers

Think MD, Conor Mullan will moderate a webinar tomorrow (11th August ) on ‘The Role of Digital Towers in Future Air Traffic ... read more

IS VIRTUAL TRAINING FOR ATCOS THE FUTURE?

IS VIRTUAL TRAINING FOR ATCOS THE FUTURE?

On the 18th June I attended a Webinar entitled ‘Leading the way: Virtual Training for ATCOs’, of which our Manging Director, Conor ... read more

Think enlists additional team support

Think enlists additional team support

This month we are looking forward to welcoming Tom Casson to the Think team. Tom is joining us from the University of Bath where he is ... read more

Urban Air Mobility.  The cities of the future?

Urban Air Mobility. The cities of the future?

For many years now, if someone asked us to picture the future, flying cars were one of the first things to come to mind.  But Urban Air read more

James Lewis attends 2020 STAMP Workshop

James Lewis attends 2020 STAMP Workshop

Last week, Think ATM Consultant, James Lewis took part in the first stage of the  MIT virtual 2020 STAMP Workshop which will continue ... read more

From airport capacity to environment – A new focus

From airport capacity to environment – A new focus

There have been large advancements in the last 20 years within final approach tool support, all with the goal of improving runway ... read more

Think announce two more virtual placements

Think announce two more virtual placements

Last week we welcomed an additional two virtual placements to the Think team. Ioana Diaconu and Dragoș Daniil Săndică are joining us ... read more

Runway Optimisation Concept Development

Runway Optimisation Concept Development

Think have been working with NATS on the feasibility and options for implementing a world's first Optimised Mixed Mode TBS tool at ... read more

Re-thinking Hazard Identification

Re-thinking Hazard Identification

The aviation industry is obsessed with techniques and processes to demonstrate safety and rightly so. It is important that the right ... read more

Our very first virtual placement

Our very first virtual placement

We are pleased to announce that Rifayat Miah has ‘virtually joined’ the Think team this week and will be working with us remotely ... read more

Digital Towers Buyers’ Club

Digital Towers Buyers’ Club

Cross-border partnerships and alliances for procuring ATC systems are not new but we haven’t seen one for Digital Towers yet. Why is ... read more

ROMIAD: CATALYST OF ATM TRANSFORMATION

ROMIAD: CATALYST OF ATM TRANSFORMATION

Last week we announced the kick-off of Project RoMiAD (Role of Markets in AAS Deployment) project. In this blog, Maribel Tomás ... read more

Think awarded contract from SESAR’s ENGAGE KTN

Think awarded contract from SESAR’s ENGAGE KTN

Think is delighted to have been awarded a contract for a catalyst project from SESAR’s Engage Knowledge Transfer Network (KTN). Project read more

UK unveils details of Emissions Trading Scheme incorporating aviation

UK unveils details of Emissions Trading Scheme incorporating aviation

There is a lot of focus on the UK aviation restart at the moment particularly when it comes to the climate change aspects. Commentators read more

ASSESSING THE IMPACT OF AIRFIELD LAYOUT CHANGES ON AIRPORT RFFS

ASSESSING THE IMPACT OF AIRFIELD LAYOUT CHANGES ON AIRPORT RFFS

Recently Think led a series of workshops with the Rescue and Fire Fighting Service (RFFS) of a major UK airport as part of a project ... read more

We need to do more.  We need to say more.

We need to do more.  We need to say more.

I have almost 1000 connections on LinkedIn but I didn’t see a single post on the #blacklivesmatter movement or talking about one of the read more

THE VALUE IN KEEPING ATCOS ENGAGED THROUGHOUT ATM RECOVERY

THE VALUE IN KEEPING ATCOS ENGAGED THROUGHOUT ATM RECOVERY

The world over, ANSPs and airports are currently operating at reduced staffing levels in response to far fewer flights in need of ... read more

SIMULATING COVID IMPACTS ON AIRFIELD OPERATIONS

SIMULATING COVID IMPACTS ON AIRFIELD OPERATIONS

At the peak of the COVID-19 pandemic air traffic levels quickly dropped to around 70% globally. Now we are starting to observe a ... read more

Think-led simulations advance NATS’ Toronto Intelligent Approach development

Think-led simulations advance NATS’ Toronto Intelligent Approach development

Between June 2019 and February 2020, Think Consultants Sarah McLarty and Jonathan Twigger led the planning and execution of a series of read more

THE FUTURE OF ATM – CURRENT REFLECTIONS

THE FUTURE OF ATM – CURRENT REFLECTIONS

Two months ago, as the coronavirus pandemic was taking hold, we completed our series of blogs on the future of ATM by concluding that ... read more

Rory Hedman appointed Co-Chair of the CANSO Smart Digital Tower Task Force

Rory Hedman appointed Co-Chair of the CANSO Smart Digital Tower Task Force

It has just been announced that Think, ATM Consultant, Rory Hedman has been appointed as the co-chair of the CANSO Smart Digital Tower ... read more

Re-opening airports with COVID-19 measures requires re-thinking of terminal processes

Re-opening airports with COVID-19 measures requires re-thinking of terminal processes

After the initial chaos resulting from rapidly declining traffic levels had passed, airports and their supply chains slowly started to ... read more

Solution lead for SESAR Wake Turbulence Separation Optimisation

Solution lead for SESAR Wake Turbulence Separation Optimisation

Between July 2019 and March 2020, Think Consultant Jonathan Twigger held the role of Solution Lead for the Wake Turbulence Separation ... read more

Reflection on PCP to CP1

Reflection on PCP to CP1

One of the first events I attended after joining Think, four years ago was the “Sneak Preview” event organised by the SESAR Deployment ... read more

STRENGTHENING HUMAN PERFORMANCE ASSESSMENTS IN SESAR WAVE 2

STRENGTHENING HUMAN PERFORMANCE ASSESSMENTS IN SESAR WAVE 2

It is important that HF contributors are able to collect the right data during the validation exercises(s) to provide evidence against ... read more

Think hosts 4th meeting of the CANSO Smart Digital Tower Taskforce

Think hosts 4th meeting of the CANSO Smart Digital Tower Taskforce

Last week Think hosted the 4th meeting of the CANSO Smart Digital Tower Taskforce (SDT TF). The meeting had originally been scheduled ... read more

ACCOMMODATING THE DRONES

ACCOMMODATING THE DRONES

Not so long ago drones were everywhere – well, people talked about them everywhere. For an ATM specialist it was hard to go to a ... read more

Time to Think

Time to Think

For the past few weeks, soon to be months, we’ve all been counting numbers, looking at exponential graphs in an attempt to gain a ... read more

Think Invited to join the SIDs Programme Committee

Think Invited to join the SIDs Programme Committee

We are pleased to announce that Think Director, Paul Ravenhill accepted an invitation to join this year’s programme committee for the ... read more

Remote Real Time Simulations – Still in the thick of it

Remote Real Time Simulations – Still in the thick of it

Over the last 16 years, Think have been providing ATM concept validation and simulation as one of our core services. We have worked ... read more

UK Airport Recovery Scenarios

UK Airport Recovery Scenarios

Think Airport Account Director, Steve Leighton, has been looking at the different recovery scenarios for airports in relation to the ... read more

How do you modernise airport ATM?

How do you modernise airport ATM?

Airport Performance Insight magazine has published an article written by Think ATM Consultant, Maribel Tomás Rocha and Account ... read more

Maybe Next Year

Maybe Next Year

The company Rob and myself set up in 2004 turned 16 last week.  16 is one of those ages which is a big deal – definitely worth ... read more

Approach Concepts and Intelligent Approach

Approach Concepts and Intelligent Approach

Why not take a look at our latest video to find out more about our work in approach concepts and our collaboration with NATS and Leidos read more

Modelling security queues to improve passenger experience

Modelling security queues to improve passenger experience

Our landslide modelling lead, Irene Bonal Bravo, takes a look at how fast time simulation of security processes can help airports ... read more

Think Research- How we can help

Think Research- How we can help

Find out more about the types of people who make up the Think Team, our areas of expertise and a few of the projects we have contributed to. read more

THE FUTURE OF ATM – PART 7: Where does that leave us?

THE FUTURE OF ATM – PART 7: Where does that leave us?

We had always intended the final part of this blog series to be an invite to discuss our views of the future of Air Traffic Management ... read more

Think take on Validation Lead for new controller support tools at NATS

Think take on Validation Lead for new controller support tools at NATS

Throughout December and January, Think ATM Consultant Sarah McLarty, has been busy leading a set of Real Time Simulations (RTS), ... read more

Think to lead simulations for implementation of IA at Schiphol Airport

Think to lead simulations for implementation of IA at Schiphol Airport

Think ATM Consultants Sarah Cavanagh and Sarah McLarty recently took a trip to Amsterdam to visit LVNL, the Air Traffic Control ... read more

THE FUTURE OF ATM – PART 6: ACHIEVING THE TRANSITION

THE FUTURE OF ATM – PART 6: ACHIEVING THE TRANSITION

In the previous blogs in this series, we have explored from an operational, technical and organisational perspective what the potential read more

THE FUTURE OF ATM – PART 5: Shaping Human Roles

THE FUTURE OF ATM – PART 5: Shaping Human Roles

Technological changes are prompting ATM roles to merge and shift in response to new pressures and changing priorities. The ability to ... read more

THE FUTURE OF ATM – PART 4: The Common Data Layer

THE FUTURE OF ATM – PART 4: The Common Data Layer

As discussed in Parts 2 and 3, the purpose of the common data layer is to provide ATM data services for all area control centres, but ... read more

THE FUTURE OF ATM – PART 3: The Digitally Connected Airport

THE FUTURE OF ATM – PART 3: The Digitally Connected Airport

Aviation’s environmental challenge will severely limit ability to build new runways. The only new runway under construction in the EU ... read more

THE FUTURE OF ATM –  PART 2: THE VIRTUAL CENTRE

THE FUTURE OF ATM – PART 2: THE VIRTUAL CENTRE

In Part 2 of this blog series on the future of ATM, Maribel Tomás Rocha and Elizabet Pavlova explore the virtual centre concept and how read more

THE FUTURE OF ATM – Part 1: The challenge

THE FUTURE OF ATM – Part 1: The challenge

Air Traffic Management needs to change. The current European ATM system is a patchwork of national infrastructures that is not able to ... read more

Think Supporting CANSO Smart Digital Tower Task Force

Think Supporting CANSO Smart Digital Tower Task Force

At the end of last year, Rory Hedman, one of our ATM and airport consultants, attended the CANSO Operations Standing Committee full ... read more

EUROCONTROL selects Think to support one of the largest ever real time simulations

EUROCONTROL selects Think to support one of the largest ever real time simulations

EUROCONTROL has selected Think Research to provide validation, human factors and simulation support to its Real-Time-Simulation for ... read more

THINK PROVIDES GATWICK AIRPORT SAFETY ASSURANCE SUPPORT

THINK PROVIDES GATWICK AIRPORT SAFETY ASSURANCE SUPPORT

Image Credit: Gatwick AirportAs part of their ongoing support to Gatwick Airport, Think have recently provided safety assurance ... read more

RETHINKING AIRPORT SECURITY IN AN ERA OF CT & BODY SCANNING

RETHINKING AIRPORT SECURITY IN AN ERA OF CT & BODY SCANNING

Airports are moving towards the increased use of new generation full body scanners and 3D cabin baggage screening equipment to process ... read more

Meeting with Minister for International Trade

Meeting with Minister for International Trade

On Friday, Think MD Conor Mullan met with The Right Honourable Conor Burns, Member of Parliament for Bournemouth West and Minister of ... read more

Think working in collaboration with NATS and Leidos on IA

Think working in collaboration with NATS and Leidos on IA

Think are proud to be working with NATS and Leidos to develop the Intelligent Approach (IA) concept for Schiphol airport.  We are ... read more

Think go back to school!

Think go back to school!

This week two of our Think ATM Consultants attended a ‘speed networking’ careers events at QE School in Wimborne. Rory Hedman and Sarah read more

Think to lead panel at ACI Airport Exchange 2019

Think to lead panel at ACI Airport Exchange 2019

Think Managing Director, Conor Mullan, will be leading a panel discussion during the Airport Development and Sustainability conference ... read more

Think attends EASA Conformity Assessment Workshop

Think attends EASA Conformity Assessment Workshop

On Thursday 31st October Think ATM Director, Paul Ravenhill and ATM Consultant, Elizabet Pavlova, attended the EASA workshop on the ... read more

Optimising arrival capacity for future growth

Optimising arrival capacity for future growth

Just in case you missed it, why not check out Think's contribution to the first issue of ‘Airport Performance Insights’ magazine. Think read more

Successful Conclusion to Think’s Support to COOPANS in SESAR 2020 Wave 1

Successful Conclusion to Think’s Support to COOPANS in SESAR 2020 Wave 1

We recently concluded our support to COOPANS on SESAR 2020 Wave 1 Solution: PJ.10-02a ‘Improved Performance in the Provision of ... read more

Think seminar success

Think seminar success

Last month on the 18th September we held our very first Think seminar in the very apt setting of the Royal Air Force Club in ... read more

Recruiting at the University of Southampton

Recruiting at the University of Southampton

Last week the Think team ventured onto the University of Southampton Highfield Campus to spend a day with the students discussing our ... read more

Celebrating another step forward

Celebrating another step forward

At the end of last week, on the 19th October, another milestone was achieved in Avinor’s Remote Tower roll out.  Following approval ... read more

The UDPP results are in….

The UDPP results are in….

Results from the recent validation of UDPP at Eurocontrol, led by Think ATM Consultant Katherine Cliff ​(on behalf of EUROCONTROL), has read more

ARE RUNWAY STATUS LIGHTS THE SOLUTION TO REDUCING RUNWAY ACCIDENTS?

ARE RUNWAY STATUS LIGHTS THE SOLUTION TO REDUCING RUNWAY ACCIDENTS?

Aviation is one of the most regulated industries, behind nuclear, to ensure operations are safe because of how unforgiving the results ... read more

Think to host inaugural Annual ATM & Airports Seminar

Think to host inaugural Annual ATM & Airports Seminar

On Wednesday 18th September we host our inaugural Think Annual ATM & Airports Seminar at the RAF Club in Piccadilly.  Alongside ... read more

Think to speak at the ATM Policy Institute Workshop

Think to speak at the ATM Policy Institute Workshop

Think’s Managing Director, Conor Mullan, will be speaking at the 2019 ATM Policy Institute workshop. The workshop is a 2 day event ... read more

Do you have a Big Data Strategy for your Airport?

Do you have a Big Data Strategy for your Airport?

At Think we spend a lot of time working with, analysing and building insights from airport and ATM data sets.  However, one of the ... read more

Think Research- An overview

Think Research- An overview

Ever wondered how an ATM & Airports Consultancy can help your business? Click here to find out. read more

Think Research- Who Are We?

Think Research- Who Are We?

Find out more about Think, who we are, what we do and how we can help deliver your next project. read more

What next for Remote Tower?

What next for Remote Tower?

Despite limited operational installations, the current ‘Remote Tower’ concept has been around for many years. It is one of the most ... read more

Think Research- What We Do

Think Research- What We Do

Find out about our services and how we can help with your next remote tower, SESAR, Airport capacity & analytics projects. read more

Challenge of ATM capacity planning in European airspace

Challenge of ATM capacity planning in European airspace

Since the beginning of Reference Period 2 of the Single European Sky (SES) Performance and Charging Scheme in 2015, European airspace ... read more

Conor Mullan elected onto CANSO ExCom

Conor Mullan elected onto CANSO ExCom

At CANSO’s 23rd AGM in Geneva, Conor Mullan was elected onto the CANSO Executive Committee. read more

What will be the Impact of the Wise Person Group report on the ATM industry?

What will be the Impact of the Wise Person Group report on the ATM industry?

Why not take a look at Think’s Paul Ravenhill discussing whether the recommendation from the Wise Person Group (WPG) Report will bring ... read more

Concept Development

Concept Development

Take a look at the concepts we have helped to develop over the last 15 years read more

Helping you deploy

Helping you deploy

Take a look at the type of projects we can help deploy by applying our expertise in validation. read more

Think Research- AirTOp Showcase

Think Research- AirTOp Showcase

Find out about how our ATM Modelling expertise could help your business read more

First impressions as graduates at Think Research

First impressions as graduates at Think Research

We believe coming into a new place always brings along the same questions: What is it going to be like? Am I going to like it? Will I ... read more

Rapid Showcase

Rapid Showcase

Find out about our data-centric approach to modelling and Fast Time simulation using RAPID read more

Leading the way in UDPP validation

Leading the way in UDPP validation

During the first week in June, the final UDPP (User Driven Prioritisation Process) validation exercise took place at the Eurocontrol ... read more

Think leads SESAR real time simulation in Malmö

Think leads SESAR real time simulation in Malmö

Our recent SESAR real time simulation exercise in Malmö has just come to an end. Over the course of seven months, we planned and ... read more

We are recruiting

We are recruiting

Due to continued growth in recent months across both our airports and ATM portfolios we are currently looking to expand our group of ... read more

Regional Airports caught between a rock and a hard place

Regional Airports caught between a rock and a hard place

A unique combination of pressures is coming together in the airport Air Traffic Control (ATC) market that pose a strategic dilemma for ... read more

Think is motoring in Duke of Edinburgh project

Think is motoring in Duke of Edinburgh project

Two of our team are currently delivering a 3-month programming session to Duke Of Edinburgh participants in order to help achieve their read more

iSA User Group expands

iSA User Group expands

Another ANSP has purchased an iSA licence for use in their workload assessments. read more

The challenge of providing unique airport capacity assessments

The challenge of providing unique airport capacity assessments

It is important to understand that before any benefits to capacity can be realised, we first need to identify the key constraints that ... read more

What does the future look like?

What does the future look like?

The future is coming. Are you ready? Find out more about our view of the future ATM landscape. read more

Are we in a remote tower paradox?

Are we in a remote tower paradox?

Why not take a look at Think’s Conor Mullan discussing the development of digital tower technology in the latest issue of Air Traffic ... read more

Think invited to speak at the EUROCAE Symposium

Think invited to speak at the EUROCAE Symposium

Think will be leading a panel on Innovative ATM solutions at the 2019 EUROCAE Symposium. read more

Think joins the Airport Operators Association

Think joins the Airport Operators Association

Our airports business is growing at a pace! To demonstrate our commitment to the industry we’ve joined the UK Airport Operators ... read more

Think at Passenger Terminal Expo 2019

Think at Passenger Terminal Expo 2019

Think will be attending Passenger Terminal Expo this year in London. Drop us a line to arrange a meet up! read more

2018 best year for customer growth

2018 best year for customer growth

2018 was a record year for signing new customers. read more

iSA Relaunch

iSA Relaunch

Our iSA application has been redeveloped and relaunched with successful use already in SESAR simulations read more

Visit us at World ATM Congress 2019

Visit us at World ATM Congress 2019

Same venue, new stand! We have a new, improved home on Stand 1135 read more

New joiners for 2019

New joiners for 2019

Successful round of recruitment sees four new staff join Think read more

Website Launch

Website Launch

Finally! A new website! read more

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