Application Areas for Air Navigation Service Providers
The application area for Air Navigation Service Providers comprise of monitoring of air traffic performance indicators such as approach and departure times, Runway Occupancy Times or Runway Throughput to mention a few examples. The KPIs help to achieve higher operational efficiency by increasing Runway Throughput and improving Runway Capacity, while ensuring safe operations at the same time.
Air Traffic Performance
For ANSPs it is important to have KPIs available to measure the continuous improvement from a management perspective to the operational efficiency in daily operations. Air traffic performance is hereby measured by a range of KPIs such as approach and departure times, final approach altitudes, detours or level flight duration. All these indicators can be further observed by looking into differences among aircraft types.
During taxi processes and especially during peak times the airside gets congested by departing aircraft, which lead to queues and waiting times before takeoff. Depending on which aircraft types the queue consist of and in which order can play a fundamental role in the runway throughput due to separation constraints related to the aircraft type. Getting a clear picture on how the departure sequence process is constraint provides important insights to further enhance throughput and eliminate congestions during the taxi-out process.
As an ANSP it is very important to be aware of any safety-critical events during landing of aircraft. Tailwind affects the required take-off and landing field lengths, especially on contaminated runways, which may lead to runway overruns, hard landings or go-arounds. By measuring the tailwind landings, safety risks can be monitored and identified at any airport with the help of KPI dashboards.
Continuous Descent Operations
Continuous descent approaches are important measurements for ANSPs to reduce noise emissions over housing areas and increasing fuel efficiency. With the analytics capabilities of the Performance Cockpit, CDO shares and developments can be easily detected and improvement programmes monitored.
Runway throughput is an important measurement to observe how target values are reached with the existing runway system. With the Performance Cockpit it can be observed on a continues basis how many movements are operated per runway. Runway Occupancy Time takes a primary part in the overall throughput efficiency, which is detected for each flight movement including its impacting constraints such as line-up and vacation processes.
This module shows the influence of gate positions, routings and vacation exits on the overall taxi times of aircraft. By having this insight available airlines can take measures to reduce the overall taxi times in order to lower emissions.
TMA Flight Tracks
With TMA Flight Tracks ANSPs can observe inbound and outbound flight tracks with regards to noise abatement compliance mesaurements or identify holding patterns and detours during approach of aircraft.