- SESAR 2020
- SESAR 1
- ATM Master Plan
- ATM Architecture & Information Management
- Building the future Network
- Future airport operations
- Airport Operations Centre (APOC)
- Ground-Based Augmentation System (GBAS)
- Crosswind - Reduced Separations for Departure Operations (CREDOS)
- RECAT-2 and RECAT-3
- Surface Movement Systems
- Time-Based Separation (TBS)
- Wake vortex
- Weather Dependent Separations (WDS)
- Integrated Tower Working Position (ITWP)
- Runway status lights (RWSL)
- Future ATC operations & systems
- Long-term research & innovation
- Business Cases and Cost Benefit Analyses
- Civil-military coordination
- Validation infrastructure
- Research cooperation
- Remotely Piloted Aircraft System (RPAS)
Integrated Tower Working Position (ITWP)
Tower controllers today work with a steadily increasing number of systems which give them information. At the Experimental Centre in Brétigny (EEC), we decided to see how to best combine various airport air-side system components into an Integrated Tower Working Position (ITWP).
The EEC’s Airport experts started working on the ITWP project in January 2006, in collaboration with air navigation service providers and industry representatives, continuing its development under the SESAR Work Package 6.
The project combined data from the Advanced Surface Movement Guidance and Control System (A-SMGCS), electronic flight strips and meteorological data with Airport Safety Nets, Routing and Planning, Guidance, stand and gate management, data link and Air Traffic Flow Management tools in order to:
- develop commonly agreed functional specifications and associated requirements;
- develop a human-machine interface (HMI);
- demonstrate ITWP’s potential using the Early Demonstration & Evaluation Platform (eDEP);
- carry out simulations to evaluate the functional specifications, the HMI, human factors and safety requirements.
Over the course of the project, the ITWP team produced
- an initial study report,
- functional requirements,
- human-machine interface (HMI) solution specifications and
- three evaluation reports.
As part of the SESAR programme, the ITWP was further developed and extensively used in validation exercises for WP6. A new document, describing the current ITWP HMI has been recently released and is available in the Project deliverables section below.
Many new alerts for non-conformance with Air Traffic Control procedures and instructions have been identified; they will deliver significant operational safety benefits. In the future, ITWP will also integrate Arrival and Departure Managers linked with Airport CDM.
- New ITWP human-machine interface (HMI) description - Version 4.0
- Initial study report
- Evaluation report Session 1 (April 2007)
- Evaluation report Session 2 (November 2007)
- Evaluation report Session 3 (November 2008)
- The FULL MONTY live and shadow mode trial exercise