Airspace model simulation of German airspace - Phase 3
The F16 simulation was the third and the last phase of a series of studies considering all German airspace.With Phase 1 (study AF51) proposed route networks (including or not the military requirements in terms of traffic and reserved airspace) were validated in view of the number and distribution of conflicts and benefits for the users, with both actual (1995) and future (actual +30%) traffic samples. Phase 2 (study F04) was based on the above findings. The main objective of this phase of the simulation was to design appropriate control sectors (initially named "evaluation units") in such a way that the benefits introduced with Phase 1 were retained and possibly enlarged. This was achieved by the evaluation of successive organisations simulated in an iterative way. A first approach was made in view of medium-term traffic and ATC equipment.Then, the findings were improved in order to comply with the requirements for future traffic and new ATC tools or procedures (basic functions of P1 equipment).Phase 3 had to optimise the previous results. Moreover, Phase 3 had also to consider various requests such as implementation or modification of TRAs, improvement of various interfaces, general use of easterly runway operations, modifications of several traffic flows...The findings of Phase 3 retained and enlarged all the advantages or requirements introduced with previous phases. The results validated the proposed airspace structure (route network and sector plan) throughout the simulated airspace.