Does anyone know what software is suitable to investigate air traffic flow capacities in various FIR's / routes. I need to see the effect of temporary reserved ares due to military activities, weather, changes of routing due to LOAs. Taking into account meteorological data would be advantage but it is not necessary.

It would be great if it will be possible to emphesize (colours, histogram, ...). usage of FIR areas.

What kind of software tools are used by EUROCONTROL or ATM consultancy firms providing this service. What standard tools commercially available (or for free)?

  • $\begingroup$ What do you want to investigate by simulation? If you want to investigate noise impact you use a different simulator than when you investigate throughput or conflict probability. Do you need to distinguish between aircraft types? Aircraft load factors? Airline operating procedures. Is wind a factor to take into acount? Thunderstorms? Air traffic control flow restrictions? Please clarify. $\endgroup$
    – DeltaLima
    Nov 21, 2014 at 15:06
  • $\begingroup$ I need to investigate capacity usage in a different FIR areas/routes. How it will afect temporary reserved ares due to military activities, weather, changing current route due to LOAs. Meteorological data would be advantage but it is not necessary.It would be great if there will be possible to emphesize (colours, histogram, ...). usage of FIR ares. $\endgroup$
    – astrak
    Nov 21, 2014 at 15:22
  • $\begingroup$ This question appears to be off-topic because it is about selecting software packages. Currently there are 1836 questions about Mathematica usage at maths.se so you might consider composing a question for that Q&A site. $\endgroup$ Nov 21, 2014 at 15:30
  • $\begingroup$ Well this is special aviation software. It is difficult to use some general mathematical SW. Ok, I redefine to my question - which SW use EUROCONTROL or local bureaus experts for this simulation? $\endgroup$
    – astrak
    Nov 21, 2014 at 15:45
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    $\begingroup$ Suggestion: If you don't think your question or answer will be of any help to other people, you could just delete the question. I think it would be better if you would add your answer (from your comment) below, elaborating a little, then accept it in a day or so. $\endgroup$ Nov 25, 2014 at 12:06

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I have already found answer for my problem. ACES and FACET from NASA Aviation System Division solve my problem. It should handle all statistical data, it has statistical output as well and it could also handle meteorological data. Currently this SW use FAA and some airline companies to modelate ATM concepts (aviationsystemsdivision.arc.nasa.gov). Thanks for all your help!


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