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SINTEF Integrated Runway Sequencer

The runway is frequently seen as the key capacity bottleneck at the airport. The SINTEF Integrated Runway Sequencer enables tower and approach controllers to optimize runway operations while ensuring safe operations. It supports both segregated runways and mixed arrival and departure runways by merging the arrival and departure flows into a combined flow. It reacts to real-time information and maintains stable and optimal runway sequences while satisfying separation constraints.

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Features of the SINTEF Integrated Runway Sequencer

  • Provides advanced incremental optimization with fast response
  • Supports different balancing modes
  • Handles different visibility conditions
  • Handles different runway condition modes
  • Handles different environment settings
  • Handles planned of unplanned runway closures specified in time of connected to specific flights
  • Provides gradual stabilization of the solution
  • Handles manual user input to steer the solution
  • Generic what-if probing functionality
  • Configurable to any airport
    • Airport layout
    • Segregated and mixed runway operations
    • Runway configurations
    • Approach and departure routes
    • Separation requirements
    • Variable taxi times
    • Optimization parameters
    • Connections to other systems

Aircraft separation

The flight times in the optimized runway sequence always satisfy separation minima. The separation minima can depend on:

  • Leading and following event (takeoff, landing, runway closure, change of runway configuration)
  • Wake vortex turbulence separation standard (e.g., ICAO, RECAT-EU)
  • Radar separation
  • Runway configuration
  • Runway occupancy time
  • Departure route (SID)
  • Departure route dependency
  • Aircraft speed
  • Visibility condition
  • Runway condition mode (RWYCC)