• SJU reference # 118 /Release 7
  • Stakeholders
  • Benefits Capacity
    Operational efficiency
  • Status Available for industrialisation/deployment

Basic extended ATC planning is an automation tool and a set of procedures that support controllers in managing highly complex traffic. The solution aims to bridge the gap between air traffic flow and capacity management (ATFCM) and air traffic control. It provides real-time and fine-tuned measures to solve ATFCM hotspots, enabling early measures to be taken by ATC before traffic enters in overloaded sectors. The solution introduces an initial automated interface together with the related procedures that will facilitate the communication between local demand and capacity balancing (DCB) position and the controllers' working positions. The main benefits of the EAP function are better service provision to airspace users through reduced delays, better punctuality, less ATFCM regulations, and enhanced safety. The solution is seen as a potential enabler for the deployment of solutions, such as extended AMAN or free routing operations. Following validations in 2015/2016, the solution was approved by French national supervisory authority (NSA) in December 2016 and has since been deployed by DSNA and has become operational at Reims, Bordeaux and Brest ACCs.
This SESAR solution is ready for industrialisation.

SJU references: #118/Release 7


- Improved operational and cost efficiency
- Maintained levels of safety