This feature will help improve realism as well as make the airport more organised. The feature includes two main parts.
The first part is the pushback from stand command. When an aircraft is ready for pushback, they will have the option to state what stand they are at.
For example, a British Airways aircraft would say…
“London Heathrow ground, Speedbird 001, ready for pushback at stand 513 (or whatever stand they were parked at).”
This would help ATC as often the controller is unable to locate where aircraft in comparison to other aircraft. So if another aircraft requested to pushback from stand 514, the controller would know there is an aircraft pushing back next to it.
The second part to this feature is when an aircraft has landed and wants to taxi to a specific stand. Once they aircraft had switched to ground, they would press taxi to parking, then all the airports parking stand said would appear and they would be able to chose their desired stand. After requesting a stand, a vertical line above the stand would appear to help the aircraft locate the stand. This would be similar to the setting where aircraft can see where all the runways are with the vertical line above each runway.
For example, the British Airways aircraft has landed and they would say…
“London Heathrow ground, Speedbird 001, request taxi to stand 513”.
Overall, these features would help the controllers with safely navigating aircraft as well as improving the realism of the game.