Staggered Threshold Approach procedures combined with new tools show potential for achieving an increase in airport capacity of up to 10% - as well as reducing noise. A validation of two new concepts carried out by EUROCONTROL and DSNA - and supported by Thales - showed convincing results.
The validated concepts are part of two SESAR solutions PJ02-01 - Wake turbulence separation optimization and PJ02-02 Enhanced arrival procedures, which focus on improving runway and airport throughput, taking weather, wake vortices, the environment and noise into consideration. They look at different traffic levels, future aircraft capabilities and different airport configurations.
These solutions belong to the SESAR 2020 project PJ02 EARTH Increased Runway and Airport Throughput that addresses capacity challenges at major airports. EUROCONTROL is leading the project, working with partners to develop operational solutions and advanced Air Traffic Control tools.
Learn more: https://www.eurocontrol.int/project/increased-runway-and-airport-throughput