Effects of capacity sharing on delays and re-routings in European ATM
Document typeConference report
PublisherSingle European Sky ATM Research (SESAR)
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ProjectCADENZA - Advanced Capacity and Demand Management for European Network Performance Optimization (EC-H2020-893380)
In this paper we analyse the effects of capacity sharing between Area Control Centres on delays and re-routings. We assume two different design options for capacity sharing (within Air Navigation Service Providers and within Functional Airspace Blocks) and compare them to a baseline scenario. Using the CADENZA optimization and simulation model, we build a case study of a busy day in the ECAC area, using 100 different scenario runs in order to capture traffic variability as well as capacity reductions. Results show that capacity sharing leads to a decrease of delay and re-routing costs that outweighs the additional costs of enabling capacity sharing even if we assume relatively high additional costs per shared sector-hour. Moreover, it can be shown that capacity sharing within ANSPs already delivers 3/4 of the benefits that can be achieved via capacity sharing within FABs.
CitationKünnen, J. [et al.]. Effects of capacity sharing on delays and re-routings in European ATM. A: SESAR Innovation Days. "12th SESAR Innovation Days: Inspiring long-term research in the field of air traffic management: Budapest, Hungary: December 5-8, 2022". Single European Sky ATM Research (SESAR), 2022, p. 1-7.