Surface Movement Optimisation
Surface Movement Optimisation procedures and surface and runway movement monitoring technologies have the potential to substantially improve the fuel and emissions efficiency of aircraft by reducing taxi times through improved planning of surface movements. Surface movement optimisation procedures will be aimed at minimising the delay from start request to approval, and the time/fuel burn from start approval to take off.
The ASPIRE partners recognise the potential benefit of surface and runway movement monitoring capabilities at congested airports using surveillance via radar and/or automatic dependent surveillance – broadcast (ADS-B), often enhanced by multilateration. While these surface movement systems are principally designed to enhance safety and reduce the potential for runway incursion, they also serve as the foundation for future systems that will optimise surface and runway movement.