|Dublin Airport. Photo: Wikimedia
[Avionics Today 10-08-2015] The Irish Aviation Authority (IAA) has selected defense and security company Saab to deploy its Aerobahn Departure Manager (DMAN) at Dublin International Airport to improve operational efficiency. The addition of DMAN aims to optimize the departure management process at one of Europe’s fastest growing airports.
The DMAN system will provide an optimized pre departure sequence and deliver associated Target Startup Approval Times (TSATs) and Target Take Off Times (TTOTs) directly to Saab’s electronic flight strip system. The system will also provide variable taxi time calculations and collaborative pre-departure sequencing in accordance with European Commission regulation 716/2014.
Saab’s DMAN also addresses some of the International Civil Aviation Organization’s (ICAO) Aviation System Block Upgrades (ASBU) modules directly linked to airport performance, sequences departing traffic based on wake vortex categories, and enables time-based metering for departing traffic.