SlotMachine will employ blockchain technology and secure multi-party computation to extend the existing user-driven prioritisation process (UDDP) solution to protect the participating airlines’ confidential information such as the cost structure of flights. Technology will allow for secure, auditable transactions without the need for a central broker, so that stakeholders will be able to enter slot swapping transactions without disclosing information to other participants.
By demonstrating the feasibility of a privacy-preserving platform for swapping ATFM slots, this project will lay the foundation for a product that will be an essential element in the aviation industry in the future. It will contribute to better use of existing resources at airports, higher efficiency of airlines, lower emissions, and shorter delays for passengers.
This project has received funding from the SESAR Joint Undertaking under grant agreement No 890456 under European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme.