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Faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment research team receives SESAR award for research into new flight prioritisation strategies

Transport and Logistics 17 March 2014

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The Passenger-Oriented Enhanced Metrics project (POEM), led by the University of Westminster's Dr Andrew Cook, Principal Research Fellow and partnered by Innaxis, has won one of only two Outstanding Project SESAR awards at last week's World Air Transport Management Congress in Madrid.

Single European Sky Air Transport Management Research (SESAR), is the collective research of the Single European Sky, and the University of Westminster's project was competing against a wide field of large industry projects and academic research initiatives across Europe. It was highlighted that this was one of  the only research projects to put the passenger at the centre of research.

POEM did this by building the first full simulation of European airspace to include explicit passengers and airline costs. It demonstrated how new flight prioritisation procedures were superior to the current rules and resulted in win-win performance outcomes for airlines and passengers.

For further information, view the SESAR project awards news page:

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