Airport Planning

Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport

In-depth knowledge of airport planning and operations and unique set of tools

ATAC provides expert modeling, simulation, and analysis services in airport planning, design and operations assessment and its unique combination of highly experienced staff and sophisticated aviation planning tools to address complex capacity, environmental, operational and economic issues associated with existing and proposed airport facilities.

ATAC's experience includes developing simulation models of over 35 major airports in the U.S. ATAC has participated in airport master planning; benefit-cost analysis; design of new airports; and runway expansion and reconfiguration projects by providing airfield and airspace simulation/analysis and noise impact assessment. ATAC's tools and experience allow us to address critical airport planning issues such as:
  • How does projected air traffic growth affect airport delays?
  • Which new airfield configuration provides the most operating benefit in terms of delay, throughput, and airfield congestion?
  • How a new terminal should be laid out, or an existing one be reconfigured?
  • How can security screening be modified to improve passenger and baggage flow?
  • What is the noise impact on the surrounding community of new runways, revised operating procedures, or projected future traffic demand?
  • How best can complex air traffic operations and noise issues be visualized and presented to the community?
ATAC offers access to a unique set of airport planning and design tools that are critical to successfully isolating airport problems, identifying potential solutions, and evaluating alternatives. These tools have been developed by ATAC over many years to meet the needs of designers and analysts for system visualization, graphical design, operations simulation, and impact evaluation. Some of the key tools used by ATAC to meet the needs of clients include:
  • Simmod PRO! - an advanced derivative of SIMMOD that provides advanced capabilities to conduct airport and airspace simulation analysis that cannot be addressed by other models.
  • AEDT - Aviation Environmental Design Tool, the FAA's standard noise assessment tool for airport noise and emissions.
  • SkyView® provides a comprehensive set of software tools for gathering aviation performance and supporting data, measuring and baselining operations, and helping to design, implement, and evaluate operational improvements. SkyView contains configurable data collection, analysis, reporting, and management modules that can be tailored to your needs. SkyView can be adapted for any suitable air traffic data source, ASCII or binary, socket-based (TCP/IP, UDP) or file based

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