CAST Airspace is the flexible, comprehensive, and most efficient fast-time modelling tool for airspace traffic simulation at and around airports and in the airspace. CAST Airspace enables a rapid, scenario based evaluation of systems in scalable levels of detail, for example to plan and design airspace, remove bottlenecks, or assess and improve a system‘s capacity.
A CAST airspace model covers the airspace network to and from the airports of interest, including its SIDs, STARs and sectors for initial, intermediate and final approach. ATC concepts such as speed control, radar vectoring and holding procedures are considered. CAST Airspace supports the application of Eurocontrol BADA aircraft performance data, which provides realistic altitude and speed profiles for the vast majority of aircraft.
Users and customers of the CAST Airspace Simulation software are airport authorities, airlines, air navigation service providers (ANSPs), administrations, public authorities, research organizations, and consulting companies / planners.
The user-friendly interface allows fast and straightforward modelling of comprehensive and complex structures as they appear in the real world.
Leading to most reliable results, numerous specific parameters, usage rules and concepts such as airspace and runway allocation strategies or advanced radar vectoring can be implemented. Besides the generation of all relevant KPI and statistical data, the high quality 3D visualization is an essential feature for qualitative analysis, stakeholder communication and to convince decision makers.
To ensure a quick start and immidiate success ARC offers consulting services, training as well as support for the initial set-up of a model.
As an further option the Continuous Modelling Service (CMS) does not only include the set-up of a 3D-CAST model of the airport but also a predefined simulation service on a regular base in order to check defined airport parts or to test next season’s schedule. For ARC and its worldwide clients a close and long term cooperation is one of the most important key factors to ensure the best possible outcomes and ensure the sustainable use of the CAST technology.
Subsequent to the training experienced CAST experts take care of the user support. The ARC helpdesk is there to answer technical questions regarding the use of CAST for specific tasks, technical problems or special features of CAST. Further, individual modelling and project support is available as an option.
Being a CAST User means becoming a member of the CAST User Community. Every year, CAST users from various international airports, airlines and consulting companies come together to network with other experts, share experiences, talk about projects, gain insights into the latest developments and discuss CAST’s vision for the future.