About

Taxiing Aircraft
Image: Imre Solt [GFDL or CC-BY-SA-3.0], via Wikimedia Commons
TRANSIT (Towards a Robust Airport Decision Support System for Intelligent Taxiing) is a four site project between Lincoln, SheffieldStirling and Cranfield Universities, funded by the UK EPSRC (grant numbers EP/N029496/1, EP/N029356/1 and EP/N029577/1). The lead at each site is, respectively, Dr Jun Chen, Prof Mahdi Mahfouf, Dr John Woodward and Dr Mudassir Lone, with Dr Chen as the overall project director. The project also has an extensive list of industrial partners, which currently includes Air France – KLM, BAE Systems, Manchester Airport Plc, Rolls-Royce Plc, Simio LLC and Zurich Airport.

The TRANSIT project aims to develop a unified routing and scheduling system which will be more realistic, robust, cost-effective and configurable, producing better conformance of flight crew in response to 4 Dimensional Trajectories.

University of Lincoln University of Sheffield University of Stirling Cranfield University
Air France-KLM  BAE SYSTEMS Manchester Airport
Rolls-Royce  Simio Zurich Airport