Affiliations: Dipartimento di Ingegneria Industriale e dell'Informazione, Università degli Studi di Trieste, Trieste, Italy | Dipartimento di Management, Università Ca' Foscari di Venezia San Giobbe, Venezia, Italy
Note:  Corresponding author: Dr. Lorenzo Castelli, Dipartimento di Ingegneria Industriale e dell'Informazione, Università degli Studi di Trieste, Via A.Valerio 10, 34127, Trieste, Italy. E-mails: firstname.lastname@example.org (L. Castelli), email@example.com (R. Pesenti), firstname.lastname@example.org (A. Ranieri).
Abstract: Air Traffic Flow Management delays are often caused by multiple capacity constrained air traffic resources. In this context, we propose an individual rational and weakly budget balanced market-based negotiation mechanism between flights and the network manager. This mechanism allows flights to pay for reducing their delays or get compensations if they accept an increased delay, with respect to the delay allocated under a First-Planned-First-Served policy. Specifically, we introduce a Lagrangian-based primal distributed heuristic that enables flights to determine the market price of the airspace resources composing their business trajectories. Some computational experience based on a real case instance is reported.
Keywords: Air Traffic Management (ATM), Air Traffic Flow Management (ATFM), Collaborative Decision-Making (CDM), SESAR, Contract-based Air Transportation System (CATS)