Passenger Terminal Today - Elizabeth Baker

The companies participating in the Airport System Protection from Intruding Drones (ASPRID) Project have developed an operational concept to protect airport operations from unwanted drones.

The participants of ASPRID did this by creating a system architecture that can identify technologies, procedures and regulations that can help the airport environment recover from any disruption as quickly and efficiently as possible. To test the solution, the companies carried out a laboratory test in a gaming exercise format to validate the operational concept of the system.

The aim of this exercise was to enact scenarios in which real-time airport traffic simulation software tools have been used, as well as to develop a reporting environment during the project. Traffic controllers from air navigation management company Enaire and experts from Aena’s safety and operations divisions participated in the simulations.

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