In Infinite Flight, ATC does not have the power to guide you what taxiways to use unlike real life. However, if it was implemented like how it is at most airports it would be quite confusing at first especially for beginners. So I thought why not use the state of the art “Ground Traffic Management System” which is relatively new and make it’s launch at OMDB (Dubai Airports).
It’s basically a series of lights on taxiways to guide pilot’s to the runway and to avoid conflicting traffic using the optimum route. And if there is a nearby aircraft that conflicting with your path the light will change to red. When your free to go it will return to green signaling to go.
To put it simply it’s like a traffic light but for airplanes.
Quote Khaleej Times
“Honeywell’s GTM system helps reduce taxi times, save fuel and emissions while improving taxiway safety. The new system also reduce ws strain on air traffic controller operations, improves situational awareness, and generates additional savings through reduced lighting and operational costs.”
To implement this in IF is simple,
When a aircraft is stationed on the taxiway the nearby lights turn orange/red depending on the distance alerting the pilots nearby of the airline’s presence. Also when a pilot receives ATC instruction to taxi to a runway or sends a message on the unicom of taxiing to the runway the lights guiding to the specific runway light up.
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