Real-time Simulation


DANUBE Functional Airspace Block (FAB) simulations (November-December 2011)

The EUROCONTROL Experimental Centre will host a series of real-time simulations for the DANUBE Functional Airspace Block (FAB), which was established by Bulgaria and Romania.
The objective of these simulations will be to demonstrate that the proposed changes to the airspace structure and operational procedures within the airspace of this FAB will lead to improved flight efficiency, while maintaining or enhancing safety. It will do so by comparing different scenarios and validating the best option in conjunction with the safety assessment for the DANUBE FAB.
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Simulation SR567R1 PANAM:


As part of a SESAR exercise led by DSNA, a series of prototyping simulations are being conducted at EEC on Point Merge in extended TMA. The objective is to prepare live trials to be conducted early 2012 in Paris ACC.
From 30 May until 7 June on platform OPS4
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FABEC Dover Phase II Real-time Simulation

FABEC context:

The airspace located in the core of the European continent around the six States: Belgium, France, Germany, Luxembourg, the Netherlands and Switzerland is one of the busiest and most complex in the world. Most of the large European airports and major civil and military airways are located in this area.

To cope with the forecasted traffic growth, fragmentation in airspace and air traffic management, the European Commission launched the Single European Sky initiative. This will redesign European Air Traffic Management (ATM) as a flexible, harmonised and seamless network, independent of national boundaries within so-called functional airspace blocks (FABs), where airspace design is oriented towards traffic flows and not towards national boundaries, without interfering with national sovereignty. Although Switzerland is not a member of the EC, it participates in the SES project.

From 4-15 April 2011

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Real-time simulation tools:

The real-time simulation tools that are maintained and exploited by the EUROCONTROL Experimental Centre (EEC) are:
  • ESCAPE (EUROCONTROL Simulation Capability and Platform for Experimentation) - a real-time air traffic control simulator,
  • eDEP (Early Demonstration and Evaluation Platform) - a prototyping facility,
  • AudioLAN - a voice communication system, and
  • MUDPIE (Multiple User Data Processing Interactive Environment) - an analysis tool.
The ESCAPE real-time simulator and the eDEP prototyping facility are part of the EEC's research infrastructure. As such, they are continuously developed, maintained, and operated in support of the validation activities within the Agency work programme.

Additional tools, such as the AudioLAN voice communication system and the MUDPIE analysis tool are equally provided in order to dispose of a complete simulation environment.

Support is also provided to ‘external’ sites such as MUAC, IANS, CRDS and ENAV that have acquired ESCAPE and Audiolan for their own activities.

More information

Here is more information about:


José Seixo
Head of Real Time Facilities
Research Infrastructure Enabler (RIF)

EUROCONTROL Experimental Centre
Centre de Bois des Bordes BP15
91222 Bretigny sur Orge Cedex FRANCE
Tel: +33(0)
Fax: +33(0)
Last validation: 18/11/2011