Validation projects

Advanced Short Term ATFCM Measures (STAM)

Release: 2015

Reference: -

Location: Brussels


Advanced Short Term ATFCM Measures (STAM) with automated tools enable air navigation service providers (ANSPs) to improve predictability of operations and optimise traffic throughput. Advanced STAM includes a set of automated support tools for hotspot detection at network level, coordination and occupancy traffic monitoring values. These  enhancements focus on improved predictability of operations, including for traffic supporting Initial Shared Business Trajectory/ initial Reference Business Trajectory (iSBT/ iRBT), complexity prediction, weather, airport operations (departure sequences, ground handling, gate management, runway usage), What-if function and network capabilities.

Description of the exercises

Shadow mode exercises in Brussels will assess the above described advanced STAM tools, as well as the operational use of global performance indicators to assist network performance monitoring. The exercises will also validate the integration of weather information into the network to support the elaboration of the network plan, the use of MET prediction and ASM solutions to improve fine-tuning of DCB measures, and the roles and responsibilities of the actors involved in these processes. The interaction of local and regional processes and tools will also be investigated.

Expected benefits 

  • Increased airspace capacity in TMA and en-route phases
  • Improved predictability
  • Cost effectiveness