The Air Traffic Management (ATM) Laboratory provides a holistic approach for transformational research in which aircraft, air transportation and air traffic management are integrated in a unique environment towards excellence in academics and technology.

Using the facility

The facility is based on a SWIM-like network for supporting a common understanding of the needs of air navigation service providers, airports, network management and aircraft operators. The simulation facilities allows an integration with Cranfield high fidelity simulators, in order to acquire a complete vision of the impact of the different agents within air traffic management on airspace users.

The ATM Laboratory is composed of an airport control tower simulator and flexible positions for pilots or air traffic controllers to simulate realistic exercises in real time. From an academic point of view, the flexibility of the different equipment permits the constant upgrading and testing of highly advanced concepts for the improvement of all the aspects within air traffic management.