Jersey Airport – ATC Traffic Loading Assessment Under Contingency

In light of significant upgrades to the Jersey Airport Air Traffic Control facility, Airport management identified a need to assess the effectiveness of the contingency facility to handle traffic within their Area of Responsibility as Air Navigation Service Provider for the Channel Islands Control Zone. The aim was to be able to handle a full traffic loading as soon as possible, but there were limited plans as to how to achieve that full loading without certain elements of new key infrastructure.

Customer

Jersey Airport Air Traffic Control

Business Need

Normalise operations as quickly and efficiently as possibly whilst maintaining all aspects of safety.

Our Role

Osprey were asked to determine what the requirements were for an effective contingency facility to allow Jersey Airport ATC to continue to provide services for transit traffic, aircraft arriving at and departing from other Channel Island Airports, and those arriving at and departing from Jersey Airport itself. In order to determine the infrastructure requirements, the operational requirement had to be established. We conducted a workshop to identify the planning assumptions in terms of type of operation that could be supported, how many aircraft could be handled safely, and how the level of service could be incrementally increased to resume full operations.

The Outcome

Work is ongoing to develop a new contingency facility, and the Airport is pursuing their plans safe in the knowledge that the planning assumptions they are working to will maintain safety and are achievable. We have further supported them in developing a list of infrastructure and equipment requirements to deliver an effective contingency facility, resulting in a new site being identified that will greatly improve activation time.

Consultants

Lindsay Perks

Team Leader - Airports & Airspace View Profile

Andy Hirst

Principal Consultant View Profile

Craig Blackwell

Senior Consultant View Profile

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