Saab Sensis has made enhancements to its collaborative decision making (CDM) platform installed at John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) in the US to improve departure metering and surface operations.
Enhancements to its Aerobahn Airport Surface Management System include flight specific call for taxi times that improves sequencing and cut fuel burn and emissions.
Saab Sensis has also added delay summary tool and request response manager to its Aerobahn platform in addition to the departure metering enhancements.
Saab Sensis senior vice president Ken Kaminski said that the New York Metroplex requires close coordination between the airport operator, airlines and FAA to ensure efficient ground operations at all three major airports.
"Since April, Aerobahn has provided the common platform and tools that enable all three stakeholders to proactively manage ground operations for reduced taxi times, greater fuel savings and less environmental emissions," Kaminski said.
"These enhancements provide the JFK community with even greater insight, control and management of their industry-leading ground management programme."
The delay summary tool in the platform will offer past and anticipated delay data, while the request response manager offers an advanced real-time communications platform for the airlines, terminal operators and the metering centre to team up during peak times.
Through the addition of ATC voice tracking across 20 distinct frequencies, the Aerobahn platform will allow users to hear ATC instructions while viewing the surface operations, to have a better outlook on real-time operations.
By merging airside operational information with precise aircraft surveillance and identification, Saab Sensis’ Aerobahn will offer a real-time, broad view of surface operations and allows authorised users access through an internet connection and PC.
The platform also includes tools that allow responsive management of surface operations that include departure / arrival queues, runway use status and traffic flow monitoring, resulting in less emissions and improved operational performance.
JFK’s Departure Metering Coordination Center is being managed by Saab Sensis through its partner Robinson Aviation (RVA).
LaGuardia Airport has also deployed the Aerobahn platform, resulting in Aerobahn services at the Port Authority of New York of three major airports within the New York Metroplex, JFK, Newark Liberty and LaGuardia, which allows interactive management of Metroplex-wide ground operations.
Image: The enhancements to the JFK’s CDM platform will allow practical management of ground operations for reduced taxi times, enhanced fuel savings and lessen environmental emissions.