R-NEST is a EUROCONTROL model-based simulation tool dedicated to research activities for evaluating advanced ATM concepts. Sharing the same base as the NEST tool (NM operational tool for capacity planning), R-NEST is a stand-alone desktop application combining dynamic ATFCM simulation capabilities with powerful airspace design and capacity planning analysis functionalities.
R-NEST offers an intuitive, planner-orientated interface with a low barrier to entry for new users. It is a powerful scenario-based modelling engine, capable of running a broad range of complex, operationally relevant analyses and optimisation functionalities.
R-NEST can be used to emulate Area Control Centres (ACC) or airports for strategic planning and network level assessment. R-NEST can process and consolidate large quantities of data spanning multiple years, but makes it possible to drill down into the details by analysing and observing 10-minute periods of data.