HALA! WILL SUPPORT THE RESEARCH ON REDUCING AIRPORT CONGESTION LEAD BY LANCASTER UNIVERSITY (UK).

HALA! research Network will assist the University of Lancaster and the University of Stirling (UK) in the development of the project “Mathematical Models and Algorithms for Allocating Scarce Airport Resources” which’s objective is to address UK’s airport congestions by building and testing new mathematical models and algorithms which take into account all parameters and stakeholders involved in the allocation of airport slots and scheduling of flights.

The project aims, by considering all these possible factors that contribute to the allocation of resources, to provide better and efficient solutions for slots allocations in airports worldwide. Among these different factors affecting scheduling of flight which will be considered by the project can be identified: individual airport operations, networks of airports, airline operations, air traffic management systems, airport authorities, civil aviation authorities, airlines and passengers. Moreover, the results obtained will help policy makers and airport managers to tackle airport congestion. 

The project has a budget of 2,8 millions pounds and it is funded by the EPSRC (Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council). 
HALA¡s contribution will focus in the provision of real data and expertise in areas related to the project, especially those concerning ATM systems and air navigation. 

For further information on the project please refer to the following link:
http://www.lancaster.ac.uk/news/articles/2015/uk-experts-to-lead-new-drive-to-unlock-airport-capacity-and-tackle-congestion/