Avinor Air Navigation Services invites ANSPs, airport operators, and airlines to a conference on the Point Merge system in Oslo on March 3rd - 4th.
The conference will highlight experiences from developing and implementing the sequencing arrival flow method, and discuss whether Point Merge can provide relief to congested and strained capacity airports worldwide.
Point Merge Conference will provide ANSPs, airlines, and airport operators valuable insight into the benefits of the Point Merge system and is suitable both for operational experts, decision makers, and management.
The conference will offer an extensive discussion platform for the industry to discuss the benefits of implementing Point Merge, and draw insight from the experience of multiple ANSPs with operational Point Merge systems. This will also be an opportunity to learn more about Avinor Air Navigation Services’ experience with Point Merge and airspace design after major implementations at Norway’s major airports in the last years.
Today’s situation with radar vectoring makes for a heavy controller workload, a great deal of radio communication, diminution of pilot situational awareness, difficulty in predicting and improving vertical profiles and large dispersion at low altitudes.
Rather than using traditional holding stacks, the Point Merge system involves placing arriving aircraft onto defined equidistant arcs or tracks, from which they can make a continuous descent to the runway. Thereby, both the overall track miles flown by the aircraft and associated CO2 emissions can be reduced.