Jeppesen Helps South African ATC Prepare for FIFA World Cup Air Traffic

 - May 29, 2010, 6:26 AM

Jeppesen is assisting Air Traffic & Navigation Services (ATNS) of South Africa in its preparations for the influx of air traffic for the 2010 FIFA World Cup games between June 11 and July 11. ATNS is the sole commercial provider of air traffic, navigation and associated services in South Africa.

The company provided consulting services and its total airport and airspace modeler (TAAM) with the goal increasing the efficiency and capacity of South Africa’s airspace and airports during the 2010 World Cup games and beyond.
Jeppesen consultants helped ATNS build a comprehensive model of South African national airspace, which was then used to evaluate airspace and airport capacities, identify potential bottlenecks and areas of conflict and definee remedies.

Using TAAM to perform simulations, Jeppesen and ATNS created baseline models simulating traffic flow to and from Johannesburg and other cities hosting World Cup games. In addition, a model simulating the introduction of RSVM to South African airspace was developed to help find further efficiencies.

ATNS subsequently used TAAM to model arrival and departure procedures into and out of various games venues for which they previously did not exist, and was able to implement the newly developed procedures in near real time.