Global Air Transport Optimiser


ICM has built a comprehensive resource of a global air travel system and developed state-of-the-art tools for passenger transport optimisation. Global Air Transport Optimisation (GATO) has been developed by Interdisciplinary Centre for Mathematical and Computational Modeling (ICM) University of Warsaw and International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) within a joint undertaking. The project has been in development since 2015.
Records of 3.5-4 billion passengers handled year-round by all global airlines have been gathered during the GATO project at ICM as a part of a global air passenger transportation data resource system. At the same time, ICM has developed a set of stat-of-the-art decision making support tools for air traffic planning and optimisation.
Tools developed during the project bring forward a new quality to aviation analytics by creating a fully integrated, continuously updated repository of air traffic data, flight schedules and attributes. GATO is currently the leading state-of-the-art Big Data aviation analytics system, which allows instant generation of high resolution statistics – either on global or country scale, or narrowed down on any carrier, single route, town, island or airport.
Emergency Squawk Detection System
The goal of the application is to monitor and collect distress signals sent by aircraft, in particular squawks 7500, 7600 and 7700. The system downloads ADS-B data from FlightAware in a real-time manner and stores filtered, normalized and aggregated records at ICM data repository.
An API in the form of RESTful web services is provided with a feed of current in-flight emergencies, including their importance, geographic features and time trends, as well as a query interface for past events. In addition, the system filters out false positives. The alerts related to current emergencies can be also actively fed to interested external parties (such as CAAs and ANSPs, etc).