Eight-States Free Route Airspace Project Large-Scale Real-time Simulation (South Scenario)

This report describes the Eight States Free Routes project large-scale simulation/South. Parts of Brussels UIR, Rhein UIR, and Munich FIR were simulated.

The simulation was part of the Free Routes Airspace concept validation, and was the second of two planned large-scale simulations where the Free Routes concept was validated in an environment with several ACCs involved. The simulation was set up to be a comparison between free routes and the fixed route environment in terms of controller workload, and to validate the procedures and principles laid down in the draft Free Routes Airspace Operational Concept, such as system support to controllers, entry/exit procedures and flight planning principles. Human performance, human error, and safety issues were addressed in parallel studies conducted within the framework of the Free Routes Airspace project.

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Eight-States Free Route Airspace Project Large-Scale Real-time Simulation (South Scenario)