Irish Aviation Authority Selects Saab’s Aerobahn Departure Manager for Dublin International Airport

Defence and security company Saab has been selected by the Irish Aviation Authority to deploy Saab’s Aerobahn® Departure Manager (DMAN) to improve operational efficiency at Dublin International Airport. The addition of DMAN will 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 (EU) Commission regulation no 716/2014.

“Saab’s DMAN will be an essential part of the Airport Collaborative Decision Making program being implemented at Dublin airport, resulting in increased Air Traffic Flow Management-Slot (ATFM-Slot) adherence, decreased taxi-times, lower environmental impact, better runway throughput and increased collaboration” said Anders Carp, head of Traffic Management, Saab.

”Saab’s DMAN is also fully compatible with the European departure management and A-CDM concepts and requirements and seamlessly integrates with Saab’s Electronic Flight Strips. Everyday more of our customers discover the benefits of increased capacity and efficiency from Saab’s integrated tower solutions,” said Anders Carp.

Saab’s DMAN also addresses some of the ICAO Aviation System Block Upgrades (ASBU) modules directly linked to Airport Performance.

  • The DMAN sequences the departing traffic based on the aircraft wake vortex categories resulting in increased runway throughput for departing traffic (B1-70)

  • The DMAN enables time-based metering for departing traffic making traffic flow more efficient (B0-RSEQ).

  • The Pre-departure Sequencing capability enabled by Saab’s DMAN is also a critical part of the A-CDM concept that ultimately improves overall airport operation (B0-ACDM)

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