Swedish defence and security company Saab has received a contract from the Irish Aviation Authority (IAA) to deliver a new solution for the departure management process at the Dublin International Airport.

Under the terms of the agreement, Saab will deploy Aerobahn Departure Manager (DMAN) which will optimise the departure management process at the airport.

The solution, which meets EU regulatory requirements, will deliver target startup approval times (TSATs) and target take off times (TTOTs) directly to Saab’s Electronic Flight Strip system, enabling an advanced pre-departure sequencing.

The system will also provide variable taxi time calculations and collaborative pre-departure sequencing.

In addition, DMAN is expected to aid airport performance by addressing some of the ICAO aviation system block upgrades (ASBU) modules.

The DMAN sequences the departing traffic based on the aircraft wake vortex categories resulting in increased runway throughout for departing traffic (B1-70).

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It enables time-based metering for departing traffic making traffic flow more efficient (B0-RSEQ).

The new technology is expected to improve overall airport operation (B0-ACDM) by improving the pre-departure sequencing capability which is a critical part of the A-CDM concept.

Saab head of traffic management Anders Carp said: "Saab’s DMAN will be an essential part of the Airport Collaborative Decision Making programme being implemented at Dublin airport, resulting in increased Air Traffic Flow Management-Slot (ATFM-Slot) adherence, decreased taxi-times, lower environmental impact, better runway throughput and increased collaboration.

"Saab’s DMAN is also fully compatible with the European departure management and A-CDM concepts and requirements and seamlessly integrates with Saab’s Electronic Flight Strips. Everyday more of our customers discover the benefits of increased capacity and efficiency from Saab’s integrated tower solutions."

In June this year, IAA had contracted Saab to deliver a remote tower centre for use at the Dublin Airport.

The contract included the installation of a corresponding remote tower at Cork and Shannon Airports and electronic flight strips (EFS) at all the three airports.