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Restructuring of Moroccan airspace
Morocco brings its airspace up to scratch


4 temporary scenarios analysed 

12 Configurations of air space assessed using accelerated simulation techniques

  • Restructuring of Moroccan airspace
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Ineco leads the consortium that manages the new organisation of Morocco’s air space with the objective of dealing with the rise in traffic expected in the years to come.

Ineco was leading a consortium with the companies Egis Avia and Isdefe, to complete a “Study, analysis and restructuring of Moroccan airspace”, in order to design a new air navigation system.

The project for redesigning Moroccan airspace in order to cope with the increased traffic forecast for the future, has been structured in three phases: Phase I (assessment of the system and traffic forecasts) Phase II (Proposal for restructuring airspace and associated safety study) and Phase III (implementation plan).

Data Sheet
Location: Morocco
Client: Civil Aviation Department (DAC). Moroccan Ministry of Transport and Amenities
Execution period: 2011-2013
Market: Air Navigation

Phase I: assessment of the system and traffic forecasts

The first phase of the project, carried out over 6 months, consisted of a study to assess the capacity of the existing air navigation system and to forecast future traffic in the short term (2015) mid- term (2020) and in the long term (2025).

Ineco made its assessment using accelerated simulation techniques, employing sophisticated tools able to analyse the system’s capacity, the traffic controller’s workload and detect possible areas of conflict for aircraft during flight.

Phase II: Proposal for restructuring airspace and associated safety study

Based on recommendations resulting from the initial phase, a new airspace design was proposed (improved network of air routes, new demarcation and terminal areas) for each of the temporary scenarios.

This design was validated with simulation tools to guarantee the predicted growth in traffic and the increased efficiency (more direct routes which will reduce aircraft fuel consumption). At the same time a safety study was carried out to ensure that the current safety levels would improve with the new design.

Phase III: Implementation Plan

The final phase is divided into two main areas: determining the operational concept and carrying out an Implementation Plan for correct commissioning of the new system, and determining needs in terms of human resources and definition of new operational procedures.