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Deployment Scenario Title

Enhanced airport safety nets

Deployment Scenario Description Enhanced airport safety nets: this includes Runway Status Lights, a fully automatic system based on Advanced Surface Movement Guidance and Control System (A-SMGCS) surveillance and associated operational procedures; it increases safety at airports by preventing runway incursions.
Essential Operational Change Airport and TMA performance
Maturity In deployment phase: Key SESAR Solution
Applicable Operating Environment
Airport Terminal Airspace En-Route Network
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Performance Contribution of the DS
Capacity Safety Environment Cost-efficiency Operational efficiency
Stakeholders affected (at least one enabler to be deployed)
ANSP AO AU Network Manager
Civil Military Civil Military Civil Military
TWR TWR APT Operator APT Operator Scheduled, BA Fixed, GA Transport, Fighter, Light  
SESAR Solutions
Solution Code Solution Title Solution Description Related Elements
#01 RunWay Status Lights RWSL (RunWay Status Lights), a fully automatic system based on A-SMGCS surveillance that can be...
Operational Improvement Steps
OI Step Code OI Step Title OI Step Description Related Elements
AO-0209 Enhanced Runway Usage Awareness The runway usage awareness is enhanced thanks to implementation of the Runway Status Light (RWSL)...
Enabler Code Enabler Title Enabler Description Related Elements
AERODROME-ATC-66 Tower A-CWP interfaced to the Runway Status Lights management tool Although the Runway Status Lights are provided as a safety net to pilots and vehicle drivers,...
AERODROME-ATC-87 RWSL management tool fed with airport surveillance data to determine runway usage and to control the airfield Runway Status Lights The Runway Status Lights (RWSL) is a surveillance driven system that manages automatically new...
AIRPORT-49 Airfield Ground Lighting system upgraded to provide the Runway Status Lights The Runway Status Lights (RWSL) is a surveillance driven system that manages automatically new...
PRO-246 Procedures for standardised response to Runway Status Lights Procedures applicable to both pilots and vehicle drivers for standardised response to Runway...
AERODROME-ATC-23a Enhanced A-SMGCS Core Surveillance function for new A-SMGCS Services Enhanced A-SMGCS Surveillance function (improved Surveillance performance regarding the coverage...
REG-0200 Safety Targets in Relation to Reductions of Runway Incursions Formal requirements for safety targets in relation to reductions of runway incursions to be met...