Airspace model simulation of DÃ¼sseldorf ACC - Phase I simulation report
The results found with this study show that considerable modifications to the airspace structure were required to solve the major problems encountered within the DÃ¼sseldorf FIR. The new ATC equipment would contribute to reducing widely the coordinator position loadings. Amended route network and sector plan, as initially proposed for this study, only brought a slight improvement as several radar controller positions were still found to be heavily or excessively loaded. The implementation of IFR procedures in Essen-Mulheim and Monchengladbach was generating considerable additional workload and delays due to the proximity of these airports with DÃ¼sseldorf.The evaluation of the concept of TMA sectors within the DÃ¼sseldorf airspace was very promising, even with future traffic. The efficacity of this organisation was at its best with the increase in capacity at DÃ¼sseldorf airport, achieved by a partial use of the second runwaythere.The final proposed ATC organisation to be implemented within DÃ¼sseldorf FIR should consider a further optimisation of the number of working positions (coordinator and radar controller), as well as the amendment of certain traffic flows in order to solve the remaining problems of heavy radar controller loadings on two enroute medium level sectors.This fine tuning of the AF31 study will have to be achieved during DÃ¼sseldorf ACC simulation - Phase II.