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Have all your ATM concepts validated by a neutral industry expert

Do you want to introduce Free Routes to improve network horizontal flight efficiency? Are you thinking of opting for Time-Based Separation to reduce network delays through an increase in capacity? Whatever change you are hoping to implement, it is vital to analyse the benefits and guarantee maximum safety to build a powerful business case.

With extensive support, resources and expertise from a non-profit specialist like EUROCONTROL, you can validate any concept using realistic simulations to obtain hard data. Our experienced multidisciplinary team will provide a comprehensive case-based report to demonstrate the feasibility of your project and offer recommendations for optimisation.

With us you benefit from a flexible solution compatible with any concept

Validate any ATM concept, system or airspace at any scale – whether existing or future – with simulations adapted to your needs. Our tailored approach allows us to measure the most relevant key performance indicators, including human factors. You can choose to come to our state-of-the-art facilities near Paris or, alternatively, we can come to your facilities.

Highly accurate results using real-life scenarios

Replicate your own ATC system and authentic conditions (air traffic, aircraft type, weather etc.) to build credible scenarios involving real ATCOs and professional airline pilots. Using the comprehensive data obtained from these realistic simulations, together we will analyse the key potential benefits and build the most suitable validation approach.

Convince key stakeholders that your project is the right one

Persuade your management, investors or board to support your project with a comprehensive data‑based report compiled by industry experts in line with the E-OCVM. This is the ideal opportunity to promote your concept and raise awareness, e.g. by organising an open day for stakeholders during the simulation period.

At a glance

simulations since 1980

simulation exercises per year

ATCO participating in RTS since year 2000

Use cases

Assessing the future performance of the ATM Network

Every 5 year, The Challenges of Growth study assess long term traffic forecasts (i.e. 2035 or 2040 time horizon) and the means to mitigate the capacity challenge ahead. Future network operations are modelled using RNEST to look at the performance impact in particular...

Implementing User Driven Prioritisation Process (UDPP) at Zurich airport

UDPP (User Driven Prioritisation Process) allows airspace users to minimise the impact of delay in capacity constraint situations. Actually, the UDPP process solves a capacity constraint by attributing ground delays based on airspace user preferences. During the...

Validating Probabilistic Network Traffic Forecast

Traffic demand prediction is key to enable all network users to act and react to traffic imbalances. To improve traffic prediction, a probabilistic approach has been developed where flights are applied probabilities to be still counted in the sectors or not in the...
Redesigning the airspace of NAV Portugal.

Implementing an additional airport / Redesigning airspace to increase flight capacity – LISBON

While demand for flights increased each year, there was limited scope to expand Lisbon’s main airport. NAV Portugal therefore requested our assistance to safely implement a second airport. Maximising airport capacity To convert an existing adjacent military airport...

Improving airspace design and network – FABEC CWEST

FABEC CWEST approached us for assistance in validating improvements to their airspace design network in a very dense and complex core area. Careful planning and preparation Together, we needed to determine whether the FABEC CBAL/CW STEP 2 solution was workable for...

Assessing the impact of RPAS integration with IFR operations – SESAR PJ10 PROJECT

In the context of the SESAR PJ10 project and in close collaboration with RPAS domain experts, we wanted to assess the impact of RPAS flight on civilian traffic and the work of the air traffic controllers, when fully integrated with IFR operations. Specific flight...

Implementing a new airport – Istanbul

DHMI Turkey asked us to help validate the implementation of a new airport serving Istanbul from 2018. During the first phase, two parallel runways will have a capacity of 40 arrivals and 40 departures per hour – and by the final phase, 6 runways will carry 150 million...

Implementing Free Routes – AVINOR

AVINOR asked us to confirm their readiness to implement FRA (Free Route Airspace) in Norway in compliance with requirements defined with NEFAB (North European Functional Airspace Block) and NEFRA (North European Free Route Airspace Programme). Replicating different...

Implementing Free Routes – DANUBE FAB

Danube Fab asked us to help determine whether the same levels of safety and performance could be maintained when extending Free Routes from night-time to 24-hour implementation in the Danube Fab airspace. Combining skills, experience and expertise Bringing together 22...

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Our solutions

INNOVE: Full-fledged ATFM real-time simulator

INNOVE is an air traffic flow management real-time simulator for the validation of Network Management solutions at E-OCVM V2 maturity level. INNOVE is built on off-the-shelf software technologies. Multiple actors in a simulation (e.g. Flow Managers, Airspace Users,...

Network Manager Validation Platform (NMVP)

The Network Manager Validation Platform (NMVP) is a copy of the Network Manager operational system that can be used for airspace and flow management research purposes. This is the perfect validation tool to test the evaluation of new operational and technical...

Highly-qualified teams to assist and guide you

Our people are one of the greatest assets in delivering customised ATM validation solutions and services. At the EUROCONTROL Experimental Centre, a dedicated team has been working tirelessly to meet and exceed customer expectations for over 50 years. To achieve the...