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Implementing Partners

Leader: Heathrow Airport
Contributor: British Airways
Contributor: NATS

Description

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.

Countries involved

Additional Information

  • 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%