ITWP4LOWW (Integrated Tower Working Position for Vienna Schwechat)


Apr. '18CompletedJun. '19

Implementing Partners

Leader: Austrocontrol
Contributor: EUROCONTROL


The PCP deployment of A-SMGCS Routing and Planning Functions and Airport Safety Nets associated with A-SMGCS Level 2 (RMCA) results in both the need and the opportunity to re-evaluate the current setup/layout of the Tower Controller Working Position (CWP). In this context, the further integration of existing Tower systems (such as EFS – Electronic Flight Strips and A-SMGCS) needs to be investigated for its potential of delivering increased operational benefits.

Specific objectives:
Building on the work already undertaken in SESAR R&D (WP6, P6.7.1/2/3, P6.9.2, WP 12), the implementing project “ITWP4LOWW (Integrated Tower Working Position for Vienna Schwechat)” focusses on the following three streams of work, with the objective of producing a solid basis for local deployment:

  1. The IP will firstly review the EUROCONTROL A-SMGCS Specification and ITWP HMI Description and aims to identify operational and functional requirements applicable to LOWW in the context of the PCP.

  2. Secondly, LOWW will be prototyped on the ITWP platform in order to fine-tune software requirements and assess future CWP requirements (Screens, TID etc.).

  3. Lastly, a safety assessment by the Local Safety Committee (LSC) will be conducted within the proposed project.

Expected Results:
Following the three main streams of work, the proposed project aims to implement the specific objectives and reach the following expected results:

  1. A table of PCP relevant requirements for Tower LOWW is created in order to reach compliance with 2.4.1 "A-SMGCS Routing and Planning Functions" and 2.5.1 "Airport Safety Nets associated with A-SMGCS level 2".

  2. An operational concept is developed with regards to PCP requirements.

  3. Controller working position requirements are defined with regards to PCP.

The fulfilment of above mentioned objectives will result in the establishment of a requirement catalogue, which is a prerequisite and indispensable for further implementation, following the project proposed here.
Further implementation (outside the scope of the Action) will build on the requirements defined in this project and aims towards a full coverage of 2.4.1 "A-SMGCS Routing and Planning Functions" and 2.5.1 "Airport Safety Nets associated with A-SMGCS level 2" which will be achieved through the following steps:

  1. Development by supplier.

  2. Adaptation/Tuning for local environment, CWP redesign, surveillance adaption, ICD definitions to other systems, Procedure definition, etc.

  3. Training.

Performance Benefits:

  • Improve safety on LOWW Airport Ground by 20%

  • Improve safety on LOWW Airport Runway by 5%

  • Improve ATCOs Productivity in LOWW by 15%

  • Improve predictability in LOWW by 10%

Countries involved

Additional Information

  • Project Type: Air Navigation Service Provider
  • CEF Call Year: 2017
  • Civil/Military: Civil
  • Multistakeholder: Yes
  • Main AF: AF2 - Airport Integration and Throughput
  • Sub AF: S-AF 2.4 Automated Assistance to Controller for Surface Movement Planning and Routing
  • Progress Percentage: 100%