SESAR’s Total Airport Management (TAM) approach provides a solution for more efficient resource utilization and a holistic airport management system for airside and landside processes. In this approach, the main stakeholders at an airport collaboratively develop a plan for operations using system tools that include expertise from different areas of the airport.
In the SESAR 2020 project Total Airport Management (PJ04-W2 TAM), SINTEF has developed a Case Management Function which allows cases to be created, activated, stored, and compared. Each individual case holds a high-level case description, the decisions made by the stakeholders to best meet the case description, and a set of performance indicators used to compare the alternatives before implementing the best one.
This concept was validated in a simulation exercise in 2022 with experts from Oslo Airport, including the Airport Operations Centre (APOC) supervisor, ground handlers, stand/gate planners, air navigation service providers (ANSP), and representatives from two airlines. In this validation exercise the stakeholders were confronted with a forecasted winter weather situation typical for the airport, where de-icing and runway cleaning is required.
The results obtained from the exercise are very promising, with a significant decrease in delays, engine-on waiting times, and recovery time.
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