Rush hour on the runway

Rush hour on the runway
Waiting for take off - Rush hour on the runway.
A new planning system CLOU (Co-operative Local Resource Planner) uses predictive, site-wide process optimisation in airports to significantly improve the punctuality of arriving and departing flights. The German Aerospace Center (DLR) designed the system as part of Aviation Research Programme III in collaboration with an industrial consortium that includes Fraport (the operator of Frankfurt Airport), DFS (Germany’s national air traffic control service) and Lufthansa. The project was developed to prototype stage on behalf of DFS.