In a recent simulation, EUROCONTROL and ENAV validated the SRAP concept using the Milan Malpensa Airport environment. The simulation resulted in an increase of up to 5% in runway throughput, reducing total daily taxi time by around 40 minutes. That means lower fuel consumption and emissions, an annual saving of around 150 tons of fuel burn, and around 450 tons of CO2 emissions – as well as noise reductions.
The simulation took place at EUROCONTROL’s Experimental Centre in Brétigny, France, interconnecting the ESCAPE air traffic control and the eDEP digital tower simulators. To operate SRAP procedures and safely deliver separation on final approach, the controllers used our LORD separation tool for Optimised Runway Delivery