Who we are
Mercury has been developed by Innaxis and the University of Westminster with several contributions from other key aviation stakeholders around Europe.
- UoW: The University of Westminster (Department of Planning and Transport) has been engaged in air transport research, consultancy, and teaching for 40 years. In the last decade, mobility research has been a core part of the Department's research with particular emphasis on economics, operations and performance.
- INX: Private Spanish research institute focused on complexity and data Science in air transport operations. With 10+ years experience in mobility and aviation research, both in low and medium TRL contexts.
- Many more!: the collaboration and support from a long list of entities coming from academia, public institutions and industry, among others: Airlines, ANSPs, Airports, EUROCONTROL, European Commission, SESAR, ACARE WG1 and ComplexWorld, have made Mercury a reality!
SESAR - Domino project launched, exploring the coupling of ATM systems from a flight and a passenger perspective with focus on Dynamic Cost Indexing (DCI), User-Driven Prioritisation Process (UDPP) and Extended Arrival Manager (E-AMAN).
- 2016Oct 23
Mercury is presented to European Commission DG RTD and at the Advisory Council for Aviation Research (ACARE).Oct 21
VISTA uses Mercury
Mercury used in VISTA in assessing the impact of conflicting market forces and regulations of passengers, airlines, ANSPs, airports and the environment in the current, 2035 and 2050 framework. New scenarios modeled by Mercury include: over-provision of ANSP service, fligth cancellations and increased emissions as a result of airlines recovering delay through accelerated fuel burn (driven by business and regulatory pressures).
- 2015Dec 15
DATASET2050 expands Mercury
H2020 project DATASET2050 expanding Mercury to a full door-to-door paradigm which allows to further develop mobility metrics, understand the air transport services supply currently and in the future. Overall, this turns Mercury in a state-of-the-art tool for novel concept foundations and bottlenecks. Mercury also gets a brand new cost of delay models and updated passenger itinerary models.Nov 24
SESAR uses Mercury
SESAR ComplexityCosts project used Mercury features for the analysis of cost resilience for different mechanisms, such as dynamic cost indexing, A-CDM or the increase ATCO hours in selected sectors, and to analyse system disruptions, such as weather or industrial actions.
- 2014Mar 03
SESAR outstanding award 2014 to POEM. Read about it here.
- 2013May 30
Mercury first version
Mercury first consolidated version created within SESAR - POEM project: first capabilities included
- 2012Jun 13
Start of Mercury
Early versions of Mercury, used in a variety of internal research as a "macromodel mobility simulator"
Graphs using Mercury
Passenger-Oriented Enhanced Metrics
Central to the POEM project is the design of new performance metrics and their evaluation through a European network simulation model under novel flight and passenger prioritisation scenarios.
Better understanding ATM network performance trade-offs
The primary objective of ComplexityCosts is to better understand ATM network performance trade-offs for different stakeholder investment mechanisms in the context of uncertainty.
DATA driven approach for a Seamless Efficient Travelling in 2050
The very first CSA that – through a cutting edge data science approach – will provide insight into the door-to-door European travel paradigm for the current, 2035 and 2050 transport scenarios.
Market forces trade-offs impacting European ATM performance
Vista examines the effects of conflicting market forces on European performance in ATM, through the evaluation of impact metrics on four key stakeholders (airlines, passengers, ANSPs, airports), and the environment.