New solution presented to improve safety on the runways
System born in the Arsi project to increase traffic management capacity at Zurich airport
Airports around the world may benefit from a solution developed by Skyguide, Indra, SkySoft-ATM and Zürich Airport in the Advanced Runway Safety Improvement (ARSI) project. The objective of the plan has been to increase runway safety and traffic capacity during certain arrival and departure configurations at Zürich Airport, but the solution has implications reaching far beyond the initial project scope. In the ARSI project, skyguide’s electronic flight strip system, TRACE from SkySoft-ATM, is integrated with Indra’s A-SMGCS InNOVA Ground. Aimed at the tower environment, air traffic controllers will get an electronic warning in case they make safety critical decisions. Air traffic controllers are already reporting that the new solution has provided them with greater situational awareness. The system is capable of A-SMGCS 3+ alerts (conflict detection). The first phase of the project has been operational since February 2018, and the implementation was finalized in February this year.
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