|Even today Naviair has a system available that assists air traffic controllers in planning the optimum landing sequence for the many aircraft that want to land at Copenhagen Airport. This system is called MAESTRO, which is an abbreviation for Means to Aid Expedition and Sequencing of Traffic with Research of Optimization - or in French, Moyen d’Aide á l’Ecoulement Séquence du Trafic avec Recherche d’Optimisation. The system is supplied by the French company Egisavia. |
MAESTRO will be upgraded in conjunction with the inauguration of Naviair’s new air traffic management system.
|In addition to the individual functional improvements, the upgrading consists primarily in adapting the system interfaces to the main DATMAS system and to the NITOS tower control system.|
MAESTRO’s most important function is, as mentioned above, to assist air traffic controllers in planning the optimum landing sequence for aircraft about to land at Copenhagen Airport. This takes place by means of the system’s Arrival Management function (AMAN), which continually calculates a proposed landing sequence and in this way helps to determine the separation between the arriving aircraft.
In addition to AMAN functions, which are already built into MAESTRO, it is also planned for a future occasion to add a so-called DMAN function to the system. DMAN is an acronym for Departure Management and is a system that will assist air traffic controllers in planning the optimum take-off sequence.
Together, AMAN and DMAN will provide the capability for optimizing runway utilization for both take-offs and landings - and thereby reduce flight delays as well as time spent on the ground.
Read more & link:
> Egis Avia website