ASSET is a project within the Seventh European Framework Programme whose multinational consortium is coordinated by the German Aerospace Centre. Against the background of insufficient punctuality of the European air transport system which is mainly resulting from the high variance in offblock times, entailing poor predictability and costly time buffers, ASSET aims at the development of integrated solution scenarios for the optimisation of airport ground processes, comprising passenger-, baggage- and aircraft turnaround processes.
Within the analysis and the assessment of the processes and solution approaches the simulation software TOMICS is applied and two generic airport models are developed. The airport ground processes from the terminal entry up to the boarding and vice versa are analysed, activities and bottlenecks identified and optimisation solutions developed, simulated, integrated into the whole process chain and finally assessed.
Aeronautic Study on Seamless Transport (Download PDF [english])
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