Parts of the Maastricht upper information region and Copenhagen flight information region were simulated. The simulation was designed to support the validation of the Free Routes airspace and is the first of six planned real-time simulation studies. The study focused on the possible capacity gain by implementing the concept, but was also designed to further develop the concept, identify the need to develop or redesign procedures, airspace lay-out, as well as civil-military issues. Human performance issues were addressed in a parallel study conducted within the framework of the Free Routes Airspace project, using the simulation as a vehicle to provide data.
Eight-states free route airspace project (1st small-scale real-time simulation)
This report describes the first small-scale, real-time simulation study of the Free Routes Airspace concept within the context of the Eight-states Free Routes Airspace project.