May 27, 2010

Jeppesen Assists Air Traffic & Navigation Services of South Africa with Airspace Planning and Airport Modeling For 2010 World Cup Games

ENGLEWOOD, COLO. | 27 May 2010 | By Jeppesen

Jeppesen is assisting Air Traffic & Navigation Services (ATNS) of South Africa in its preparations for the influx of traffic that the 2010 FIFA World Cup games will bring to the nation between June 11 and July 11, 2010. Jeppesen provided both consulting services and the Jeppesen Total Airport and Airspace Modeler (TAAM) to increase the efficiency and capacity of South Africa’s airspace and airports during the 2010 World Cup games and beyond.

Jeppesen consultants aided ATNS in building a comprehensive model of South African national airspace. The model was then used to evaluate both airspace and airport capacities, identifying potential bottlenecks and areas
of conflict, and proposing remedies.

“Jeppesen was chosen for this project after a comprehensive bidding and tender evaluation process,” said Hennie Marais, ATNS executive manager. “The solution offered by Jeppesen through TAAM simulation and consulting services was considered to be the best value for money and technical proposal. The results and reports obtained from TAAM supported the demand and capacity balancing initiatives of ATNS to deliver safe, effective and efficient service to the ATM community during the 2010 FIFA World Cup games.”

Using TAAM to perform simulations rapidly, Jeppesen and ATNS created baseline models simulating traffic flow to and from Johannesburg and other cities hosting World Cup games. Additionally, a model simulating the introduction of reduced vertical separation minima (RVSM) to South African airspace was developed as a basis for realizing further efficiencies.

Jeppesen consultants trained ATNS personnel in the use of TAAM, thus enabling ATNS to perform additional simulations. 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.

“Jeppesen was pleased to help ATNS accommodate the dramatic traffic increase expected with the World Cup games,” said Sandy Stedman, Jeppesen vice president of government and industry affairs. “Equally important, however, was providing ATNS with the tools needed for continued refinement of their airspace in the years to come.”

Jeppesen offers consulting services in modeling and simulation, and designs airspace and procedures for users of performance-based navigation (PBN) and conventional navigation techniques throughout the world. These services help airport and airspace operators, and their users, achieve peak efficiency and improve planning, while maintaining and improving safety. Jeppesen airspace and procedure design services are ISO 9001 certified.

About ATNS
ATNS is the sole commercial provider of air traffic, navigation and associated services in South Africa, providing a service to 20 aerodromes around the country, including Johannesburg, Cape Town and Durban international airports. Together over 685,000 aircraft arrival and departure movements are handled at ATNS’ aerodromes every year. Standing strong with over 900 employees, ATNS strives to continuously provide safe and orderly management of air traffic, navigational and associated services. ATNS is also responsible for the provision of aeronautical information used for flight planning purposes, as well as amongst other search and rescue activities, and the maintenance of a reliable navigation infrastructure.

About Jeppesen
For more than 75 years Jeppesen has made it possible for pilots and their passengers to safely and efficiently reach their destinations. Today this pioneering spirit continues as Jeppesen delivers essential information and optimization solutions to improve the efficiency of air, sea and rail operations around the globe. Jeppesen is a subsidiary of Boeing Commercial Aviation Services, a unit of Boeing Commercial Airplanes. Jeppesen corporate information is available online at

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Air Traffic and Navigation Services
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