Deployment of Time-based separation (TBS) at Heathrow Airport in order to address the biggest single cause of delay to Heathrow arrivals - strong headwinds on final approach.
Time Based Separation is expected to reduce this delay by as much as 50% of all strong wind regulations applied at Heathrow (equating to c.20% reduction in overall Heathrow ATFM delay) with a projected benefit to the airlines in the range £6m to £7.5m per annum. Any reduction in spacing during strong wind conditions will not result in aircraft being closer than minimum radar separation of 2.5nm.
- Project Type: Airport
- CEF Call Year: 2014
- Civil/Military: Civil
- Multistakeholder: Yes
- Main AF: AF2 - Airport Integration and Throughput
- Sub AF: S-AF 2.3 Time Based Separation for Final Approach
- Progress Percentage: 100%