Changi Airport opts for Exelis solution to optimise aircraft departure sequencing

8 March 2015 (Last Updated March 8th, 2015 18:30)

Global aerospace, defense, information and services company Exelis will deploy its Osyris Pre-Departure Sequence Planner at Singapore’s Changi Airport.

Global aerospace, defence, information and services company Exelis will deploy its Osyris Pre-Departure Sequence Planner at Singapore's Changi Airport.

The airport will be using the solution to achieve favourable gate push-back times for all departing aircrafts to ensure an improved departure sequence.

Changi Airport is adopting Airport Collaborative Decision Making (A-CDM) to improve airport airside flow and capacity management. The installation of the sequence planner is a part of A-CDM.

"The OSYRIS Pre-Departure Sequence Planner minimises aircraft queue lengths and taxiing time to deliver a highly predictable flow of traffic to the runways."

Exelis Orthogon managing director Frank Koehne said: "The OSYRIS Pre-Departure Sequence Planner minimises aircraft queue lengths and taxiing time to deliver a highly predictable flow of traffic to the runways.

"It achieves this while considering the operational constraints on the airport surface and in the surrounding airspace. Ultimately, we look forward to improving passenger and airline satisfaction by ensuring more predictable departure schedules and fewer airport delays."

A-CDM is a joint venture between ACI Europe, Eurocontrol, International Air Transport Association (IATA) and the Civil Air Navigation Services Organisation (CANSO) which aims at enhancing the operational efficiency of all airport operators including airport and aircraft operators, ground handlers, air traffic control and network operations.

The aim of the venture is to reduce delays, increase predictability of events during the progress of a flight and to optimise the utilisation of resources.

Changi Airport Group senior vice president, airport operations planning and airside Yeo Kia Thye said: "The OSYRIS Pre-Departure Sequence Planner is a major stepping stone toward the implementation of A-CDM concept in Changi Airport.