Real-time air traffic simulations for the Istanbul New Airport

The General Directorate of State Airports Authority, DHMI, of Turkey are preparing for the opening of a third airport in Istanbul to accommodate the growth of traffic in the region which is expected to double in the coming decade, surpassing the number of 2,000,000 flights which would need to be handled by Turkey per year.

EUROCONTROL and The General Directorate of State Airports Authority of Turkey ran a series of real-time simulation sessions to support the implementation of a radically new airspace design for the Istanbul TMA (terminal manoeuvring area).