Design Hub Control Center and Operations Control Center at Sheremetjevo, Airport, Moscow

Every large international airline has an Operations Control Center (OCC) which regulates and optimizes the entire air traffic whilst also taking into account the necessary processes with regard to aircraft and crew availability.

In addition to the OCC, which is focused on the airline, every larger transit airport (HUB) also has a Hub Control Center (HCC). Its central task is to steer the aircraft dispatch and the passenger flow in cooperation with the airline, the airport and all other involved partners.

Both Control Centers have identical requirements regarding the design of work places, rooms and their allocation to each other. The individually designed work desks and the architecture of the rooms needed to be aligned according to tasks, collaboration and interdependence to enable short, fast and optimal communication routes.

Aeroflot required a state-of-the-art design which fulfilled all the necessary functional requirements and, in addition, complied with the European standards as regards quality, work place design and ergonomics.

These types of control center are often located far away from the visitor areas and any infrastructure. The employees generally work in shifts and therefore it was a necessity to provide a modern lounge with an integrated and fully equipped kitchen for the employees in addition to the control room, conference and office rooms.

3D-Animation: Ulla Götz

HCC = Hub Control Center
OCC = Operations Control Center
HUB = An aviation crossroads, also referred to as an air hub. In the aviation industry this is a transfer airport used by one or several cooperating airlines or an airline alliance to transfer between short, medium and long haul flights.