Hey, just a new thought. Sorry.
Feature request title:
To make airline scheduling more realistic - airline should propose a schedule and we should decide whether we are capable or not
Right now it is quite easy to get your airport full - just sign a few contracts and then voila - flights drop one by one. You get your scheduler full in no-time and you earn the $$$.
In real life - airport infrastructure is usually much bigger than the demand (with exception of a few mega airports). It’s the airline that proposes a schedule and you should be able to tell whether you have enough resources to serve the flight, or maybe all your 3 stands are busy at this time.
Airline schedule should be enforced for all types of operations (scheduled, one-time, GA), something like a flight plan or slot planning.
If we do it smart and connect this with dynamic gate/stand allocation - upon approval of such a slot request, flight could be assigned automatically.
Why it should be implemented:
It’s quite naive to believe that airport manager can control anything. Ryanair says “we will fly at this time and you need to have 25 mins turnaround time”. It’s then the airport’s duty to make sure this can happen.
This would make the airport management really advanced and challenging!