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Total Airport Management (SESAR PJ 04 TAM)

The project is articulated around two SESAR Solutions, emphasising all of the key airport processes. Integration of airports into the ATM network will be addressed through sharing information in a timely manner between the network operations plan and the individual AOPs using SWIM technology.

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The project unites key European aviation industry partners combining the right expertise to address these challenges and to drive deployment of validated improvements.

In SESAR wave 1,  SINTEF was involved in the development and validation of a system that will assist the different stakeholders who influence the airport operations to develop and dynamically maintain joint plans, e.g., tactical plans that allows for maximum airport throughput during periods of severe weather conditions (snow, ice, wind, etc.). For this, SINTEF has inplemented a framework for distributed collaborative decision making applicable at the Airport Operations Centre (APOC) as well as for airports without APOC.

In SESAR wave 2,  SINTEF has implemented a Case Management Function and a Tactical Advisory Service. the Case Management Function monitors MET alerts provided by the Met Alert Service as well as flight (demands) and resource capacities from the AOP. The information is organized into "What-If cases" where offline "sandbox" planning is possible. The Tactical Advisory Service provides case-specific predictions (flow), advisories (optimal flow) and Key Performance Indicators that are made available for the APOC stakeholders in their collaborative planning.


Total Airport Management - Enhanced Collaboration in an Airport Operations Center
Total Airport Management - Enhanced Collaboration in an Airport Operations Center

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This project has received funding from the SESAR Joint Undertaking under the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 733121