Exelis has been awarded a contract to deploy its OSYRIS Pre-Departure Sequence Planner at Singapore Changi Airport. Exelis says its solution will achieve favourable gate pushback times for all departing aircraft to ensure an optimized departure sequence.
Changi Airport has been experiencing runway congestion in recent years as it struggles to cope with increasing flight volumes.
Managing director of Exelis Orthogon Frank Koehne said: “The OSYRIS Pre-Departure Sequence Planner minimizes 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."
Changi Airport, the sixth busiest airport for international traffic in 2014, is adopting Airport Collaborative Decision Making (A-CDM) to enhance airport airside flow and capacity management. The A-CDM concept partners airport and aircraft operators, ground handlers, air traffic control and network operations to work more efficiently and transparently and to share data. This results in overall airport system efficiency, predictability and punctuality of traffic movements.
“The OSYRIS Pre-Departure Sequence Planner is a major stepping stone toward the implementation of A-CDM concept in Changi Airport,” said Yeo Kia Thye, senior vice president, airport operations planning and airside for Changi Airport Group. “We selected Exelis for its market-leading air traffic optimization solutions that will help us further improve the coordination of the aircraft ground movement to achieve better flight punctuality for the airlines and passengers.”