11:00, 25 minutes
Delivering future operations
Demand Capacity Balancer (DCB), is a data driven forecasting tool that provides airports and ANSPs with evidence based models on which to make and support delivery of co-ordinated, resilient strategic and tactical plans. This session details its innovative use during the funeral of HM Queen Elizabeth II.
Out of respect for Her Majesty The Queen, and in recognition of what was an event of historic significance, it was agreed that aircraft would not overfly the funeral or any part of the procession from central London to Windsor Castle – a distance of 22.9 miles over a period of over nine hours via a route taking it just a few metres from Heathrow Airport.
It quickly became clear that pulling this off would mean tearing up the ‘business as usual’ operating procedures at the airport - from the airspace to the tower and the terminals. What followed were 10 days of incredibly intense preparation, as teams from across NATS, Heathrow and the airlines worked against the clock to create and execute this minute-by-minute plan.
Join us to hear and see the quite remarkable logistics delivered via DCB in the most complex, intricate, and ambitious civil air traffic operations in decades.