The simulation was designed to support the validation of the Free Routes Airspace concept, and was the third of six planned real-time simulation studies. The study focused on the possible capacity gain by implementing the concept, using a future ATC system with medium-term conflict detection, 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 and safety issues were addressed in parallel studies 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 (3rd small scale real-time simulation)
This report describes the third small-scale real-time simulation study of the Free Routes Airspace concept within the context of the Eight-states Free Routes Airspace Project. Parts of Copenhagen FIR and Hannover UIR were simulated.