Overview

Airspace Modeling

Airport Modeling

Decision Support

TMA/TRACON

TMA/TRACON

Key features

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AirTOP also supports all key approach and departure structures for airports. AirTOP realistically simulates all related aircraft movements in the airport TMA/TRACON airspace and simulates all required departure/approach controller tasks.

Linking all airport processes and events with ATC on the surface and in the Terminal Area, such as advanced AMAN and DMAN and emulating ATFCM and CDM events, AirTOP will help the busy airport to understand capacity issues and underlying delay factors.

The integrated “what-if” capabilities will support quick decision making, from the strategic multi-million investment decision to day-to-day decisions supporting the achievement of performance targets for delay, noise or cost and at the same time give users with diverging business objectives a choice between different scenarios.

Scenario Definition

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En-route domain objects, runways, SIDs, holding stacks, STARS and transition vectoring can be easily created/edited directly on the map, or using the adjacent information displays.

AirTOP supports all key static or dynamic (rule-based) restrictions associated with the above objects. These include speed/course/altitude restrictions along SIDs, STARs, maneuvering areas on approach, rule-based departure/arrival separations, wake turbulence separations, etc.

AirTOP can import actual track trajectory records from various file formats (Stanly, FAA PDARS, etc.). Using the built-in styled and filtered trajectory display and playback, as well as vertical view and virtual walls, the AirTOP user can derive transition vectoring areas with their typical speed and altitude restrictions, whether or not they are published.

 

The rule-based runway dependencies concept of AirTOP lets users take into account all constraints imposed on the arrivals and departures of one runway by those on another. This includes synchronization of departures and arrivals on crossed or parallel runways and arrival staggered mode operations.  Separations (dep after dep, dep before or after arr, etc.) can be made for any pair of runways. They can be expressed as distance or duration, at runway lift-off or start takeoff roll, for any combination of aircraft type, SID, SID group, departure fix, departure fix group, navigation equipment, etc.

Simulated controllers’ tasks (tower, departure, pick-up, feeder) use all static or dynamic restrictions, and provide realistic departure and approach sequencing.

AirTOP also supports rule-based circuit/touch and go, as well as rule-based missed approach.

AirTOP also supports the modeling of flow management (En-Route queues/AMAN), a time-constrained 4D profile: see Traffic Flow Management page.

Reporting

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Beside 2D/3D filtered and styled playback in top of maps and satellite data, AirTOP allows reporting the following:

The workload of controllers can also be simulated dynamically and can be customized for both approach and airport/tower controllers. The workload model can associate work duration to any event (e.g. TMA entries, vectoring/speed/holding control, landing/departure clearances, etc.). It can also consider the monitoring of different aircraft activities (taxiing, stopped at crossing/stand-off, waiting for clearance, etc.).
The work duration associated with event handling can be split into generic user-defined activities (radio com, monitoring, conflict resolution, etc.), and the duration spent per event type and per activity can then be logged per rolling hour.

The user can easily create a customizable event log and then export results to Excel files or an SQL database for a specific external analysis. Events can be related to any action taken by a controller (see above) or an aircraft (takeoff roll, liftoff, touch down, runway exit, runway crossing, reach arrival gate, start push-back, start engines, start taxiing/runway crossing/lining-up, etc.). Each event can be logged together with information related to the current status of the aircraft (aircraft type, airline, landing/departing runway, speed/attitude, departure/arriving/long term allocated parking position, aircraft/airport delays, etc.).

Built-in event plots and displays with statistic queries are available and ready to use by default.

Key features

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AirTOP also supports all key approach and departure structures for airports. AirTOP realistically simulates all related aircraft movements in the airport TMA/TRACON airspace and simulates all required departure/approach controller tasks.

Linking all airport processes and events with ATC on the surface and in the Terminal Area, such as advanced AMAN and DMAN and emulating ATFCM and CDM events, AirTOP will help the busy airport to understand capacity issues and underlying delay factors.

The integrated “what-if” capabilities will support quick decision making, from the strategic multi-million investment decision to day-to-day decisions supporting the achievement of performance targets for delay, noise or cost and at the same time give users with diverging business objectives a choice between different scenarios.

Scenario Definition

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En-route domain objects, runways, SIDs, holding stacks, STARS and transition vectoring can be easily created/edited directly on the map, or using the adjacent information displays.

AirTOP supports all key static or dynamic (rule-based) restrictions associated with the above objects. These include speed/course/altitude restrictions along SIDs, STARs, maneuvering areas on approach, rule-based departure/arrival separations, wake turbulence separations, etc.

AirTOP can import actual track trajectory records from various file formats (Stanly, FAA PDARS, etc.). Using the built-in styled and filtered trajectory display and playback, as well as vertical view and virtual walls, the AirTOP user can derive transition vectoring areas with their typical speed and altitude restrictions, whether or not they are published.

 

The rule-based runway dependencies concept of AirTOP lets users take into account all constraints imposed on the arrivals and departures of one runway by those on another. This includes synchronization of departures and arrivals on crossed or parallel runways and arrival staggered mode operations.  Separations (dep after dep, dep before or after arr, etc.) can be made for any pair of runways. They can be expressed as distance or duration, at runway lift-off or start takeoff roll, for any combination of aircraft type, SID, SID group, departure fix, departure fix group, navigation equipment, etc.

Simulated controllers’ tasks (tower, departure, pick-up, feeder) use all static or dynamic restrictions, and provide realistic departure and approach sequencing.

AirTOP also supports rule-based circuit/touch and go, as well as rule-based missed approach.

AirTOP also supports the modeling of flow management (En-Route queues/AMAN), a time-constrained 4D profile: see Traffic Flow Management page.

Reporting

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Beside 2D/3D filtered and styled playback in top of maps and satellite data, AirTOP allows reporting the following:

The workload of controllers can also be simulated dynamically and can be customized for both approach and airport/tower controllers. The workload model can associate work duration to any event (e.g. TMA entries, vectoring/speed/holding control, landing/departure clearances, etc.). It can also consider the monitoring of different aircraft activities (taxiing, stopped at crossing/stand-off, waiting for clearance, etc.).
The work duration associated with event handling can be split into generic user-defined activities (radio com, monitoring, conflict resolution, etc.), and the duration spent per event type and per activity can then be logged per rolling hour.

The user can easily create a customizable event log and then export results to Excel files or an SQL database for a specific external analysis. Events can be related to any action taken by a controller (see above) or an aircraft (takeoff roll, liftoff, touch down, runway exit, runway crossing, reach arrival gate, start push-back, start engines, start taxiing/runway crossing/lining-up, etc.). Each event can be logged together with information related to the current status of the aircraft (aircraft type, airline, landing/departing runway, speed/attitude, departure/arriving/long term allocated parking position, aircraft/airport delays, etc.).

Built-in event plots and displays with statistic queries are available and ready to use by default.