- 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
- Research cooperation
- Simulations and validation
- Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS)
Integrated Tower Working Position (ITWP)
Tower controllers today work with an increasing number of systems in order to meet the rising demand in air traffic at airports. At the EUROCONTROL Experimental Centre in Brétigny (EEC), a study was launched in January 2006 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 collaboration with air navigation service providers (ANSPs) and industry representatives, and continued its development under the SESAR Work Package (WP)6.
The project combined data from the Advanced-Surface Movement Guidance and Control System (A-SMGCS) with Electronic Flight Strips (EFS), meteorological data, 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 user friendly 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) description (available in the Project deliverables section below) and
- three evaluation reports.
As part of the SESAR programme, the ITWP was further developed and extensively used in validation exercises for WP6 including using real surveillance data during a live trial at Riga Airport in January 2016. ITWP is a flexible platform that can be used to test industry prototypes and train personnel on the A-SMGCS Services –Surveillance, Airport Safety Support, Routing and Guidance. Different airport environments can also be incorporated with the possibility to include a 3D exterior view and it can be linked to cockpit and approach simulators to test other concepts such as Time Based Separation (TBS).
- 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