• SJU reference # PJ.07-W2-38 /Release 10
  • Stakeholders
    ANSP
    AO
    AU
    NM
  • Benefits Cost-efficiency
    Environment
    Predictability
  • Status In the pipeline

PUTTING BUSINESS NEEDS IN THE DRIVING SEAT

This Solution was formerly part of PJ.07-01-W1

Airspace users have varied business priorities, yet airspace management provides limited flexibility for users to incorporate specific aircraft or flight priorities into the requested trajectory. SESAR is researching ways to integrate processes within the flight operations centre (FOC), which help to manage and update the shared business trajectory with ATM network processes. This increases the FOC’s role with regard to planning trajectory management, and investigates the impact of such integration on all stakeholders.

The aim is to fully integrate the FOC into the ATM network process through improved interaction tools which will deliver improved collaborative decision making throughout the trajectory lifecycle. This includes defining and validating an iterative trajectory planning process for each flight covering the creation of the trajectory, update, negotiation, and agreement. Once embedded inside the airspace users’ FOC, this will enable airspace management, and in particular the network management function, to accommodate airspace users’ requests to fly a specific trajectory. The enhanced collaborative decision making between providers and users ensures a better adherence to the agreed trajectory during execution, hence better predictability.

The candidate solution also aims, through the flight delay criticality concept, to better integrate airspace user priorities in flow management decisions looking at short term implementation steps.    

The candidate solution focuses on pre-tactical planning, tactical planning and execution phases of flight to support en-route traffic flow management. It also contributes to the development of flight and flow – information for a collaborative environment (FF-ICE) standards for trajectory exchange processes and FIXM information.

BENEFITS

Improved predictability

Increased cost efficiency

Reduced environmental impact

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