Implementation of a novel air traffic flow management strategy in a simulated operational environment (AirTOp or FACET)
Kok, Gabriel Weixiang
Date of Issue2016
School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering
Global commercial air traffic has been growing rapidly. Traffic volume is expected to be triple of 2014’s traffic by 2031 in Asia Pacific. Routes capacity and efficiency are the main concerns for the authorities worldwide. Many initiatives are highlighted in the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) 2005 Operation Evolution Plan, to improve the en-route efficiency. One such initiative is Reduced Lateral Separation Minimum (RLatSM), which can be achieved by adopting improved route navigation structures. This project aims to study the impact of improved route navigation structure on the en-route efficiency. A model of four airspaces (Singapore FIR, Kuala Lumpur FIR, Kota Kinabalu FIR, and Bangkok FIR) in the Asia Pacific regions were built in a fast time simulator, AirTOp. Traffic data and movements in these four FIRs are collected and translated into the simulator to reflect the real time traffic volume. Different scenarios are proposed and simulated in this project to better analyse the efficiency. In addition, this project will discuss some factors that affect the en-route efficiency, such as the number of flight level change. Lastly, recommendations are suggested to improve the effectiveness of the simulator model.
Final Year Project (FYP)
Nanyang Technological University