ACES Airport Capacity Enhancement Simulator

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About the product:

ACES provides a simulation platform for all airside traffic scenarios.

With easy to use and friendly, drag-and-drop WYSIWYG interface, you will start running your first simulation within an hour, not weeks. Designed for Airports, AOP, ANSP's, ATCO, airlines, airport planners and engineers to simulate real operation scenarios while taking into account multiple operational, regulation and environmental factors.

ACES can be used to continuously validate real-time safety patterns as well as fine tuning overall airport slots as well as capacity on a per-runway basis.


Application view

Airside assets

Controlling Asset parameters

Operational Benefits and Features

  • • Save time and outlay of analysing , testing and validating scenarios for AOP, ANSP, ATCO and airlines.
  • • Built-in Wake vortex precision timer, allowing tailored settings based on ICAO / FAA / NATS separations with additional safety buffers, or as precision calculations based on IATAS wake vortex model.
  • • Use your historical traffic to teach ACES your preferences, without entering data.
  • • Connect to real-time data feeds for parallel simulation to real operation (Support for ACDM, SMIX, SMGCS, AMAN, DMAN).
  • • Apply rules and regulations to see how it affects overall capacity and bottlenecks.
  • • Manage rules for all airside asset, including schedules, date, time, or day of the week and time of day.
  • • Simulate closures and status changes of Runways, Junctions, Taxiways, Gates or even complete areas.
  • • Create scenario templates with the ability to annotate plans with multiple permutations.
  • • Test & Validate new airport assets including taxiways in preplanning, planning, dry run, wet-run phases.
  • • Test & Validate new taxiways, complete routes to increase capacity, safety and performance.
  • • Built to work with upcoming EC's CS1 FAS infrastructure.

Reports (partial list):

  • • Slot allocation, availability and conflicts (supports FAS messaging, synchronisation and alerts).
  • • Capacity impact based on breaking action, gusts, crosswinds, maintenance windows, emergency incident.
  • • Runway safety report, possible issues and conflicts.
  • • Junctions overload, HOTSPOTS, alternate routing per flight (pre-planning).
  • • Partial runway and full runway maintenance windows.

Parameter Control (partial list):

  • • Hotspots
  • • Wake vortex separation
  • • Preferred taxi routes for departures and arrivals
  • • Build special scenarios for rush hours, area closures, military exercise and ground-halt.
  • • Weather patterns
  • • Gusts and crosswinds
  • • Runway conditions, breaking action, FOD, bird reports
  • • Taxiway and junction congestions
  • • Arrivals and gate delays
  • • Safety parameters
  • • Gate turnaround, taxing times
  • • Environmental conditions and situations
  • • Incorporate emergency scenarios
  • • Incorporate maintenance windows in-between operations for FOD, rubber removal, snowplowing.
  • • Emergency response times (ensure you are within regulation response)
  • • And more..

Optional Add-ons

  • • Real-time aircraft and vehicle surveillance
  • • Bidirectional synchronization with A-CDM
  • • Bidirectional synchronization with SMIX, SMGCS, DMAN
  • • Importable Stream from AMAN
  • • Exportable control signals to airfield lighting systems
  • • Self-learning prescribed and preferred ATC routes from real-time feeds


  • • SWIM Compliant using AIXM for interoperability and adherence to AIRM. Registered within SESAR SWIM registry.
  • • Supports differences between regulators (ICAO / EC/ FAA / NATS)
  • • Wake vortex separation minimas (ICAO, NATS, FAA)



  • • Realtime support through IATAS Int'l Operations Center (IOC)
  • • Phone, video conferencing and remote desktop support Mon-Fri 08:00-21:00 UTC

Ordering and Supply

  • • Turn-key, preconfigured for your airport and ready for dry runs out-of-the-box
  • • Supply of base system within 8 weeks from receiving all required airport data and information (depending on airport size and configurations).
  • • Delivery of optional add-ons related to integration with external systems depends on availability of your technical staff for integration after initial delivery phase.