• SJU reference # PJ.07-W2-40 /Release 10
  • Stakeholders
    ANSP
    AO
    AU
    NM
  • Benefits Capacity
    Cost-efficiency
    Environment
  • Status In the pipeline

SUPPORTING MILITARY USER NEEDS WITHIN THE NETWORK

This Solution was formerly part of PJ.07-03-W1

Europe’s armed forces operate more than 150,000 flights per year[TK1] . To accommodate these flights, the airspace is often closed, sometimes at short notice, to civil traffic. Given the growth of air traffic demand and complexity, SESAR is developing operational and technical solutions that allow more flexible civil-military cooperation to maximise the use of airspace. Key to this cooperation is the integration of wing operations centre (WOC) and dynamic airspace configuration (DAC) functions and processes throughout the medium to short term ATM planning phase.

Building upon the previous SESAR achievements in the development of mission trajectory (MT) and advanced flexible use of airspace (A-FUA) concept elements, the candidate solution facilitates a step forward to a flexible and dynamic integration of military mission into the future European ATM environment.

The integration of dynamic mobile areas (DMA) type 1 and 2 into the definition and development of MT provides more options to military for tailoring the ATM planning to changing mission requirements, including at short notice. Allocation of DMA type 1 and 2 within DAC processes supports airspace and traffic flow managers to dynamically adapting the configuration of airspace structures to the evolution of traffic demand.

Integration of MT data, shared via the iOAT FPL (Initial improved Operational Air Traffic Flight Plan), into the local/sub-regional traffic flow management enables a better balance between traffic demand and airspace capacity throughout civil-military collaborative decision-making (CDM) on time constraints.

BENEFITS

Enhanced en-route capacity

Increased operational efficiency

Reduced environmental impact

Improved civil-military cooperation and coordination

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