• SJU reference # PJ.15-01 /Release 9
  • Stakeholders
  • Benefits Cost-efficiency
  • Status In the pipeline

The SES calls for cost-efficient services delivered in a harmonised manner, supported by open standards. The sub-regional DCB service aims to improve airspace management at subregional level and simplify tactical interaction between stakeholders. Working in the context of a collaborative network, in particular the network management function and local DCB capabilities, this common service can optimise the operation of a highly integrated part of the network. It enables ANSPs to balance airspace demand against available capacity of the different stakeholders, while reducing workload between the region and local actors. The service is active during the whole planning phase, from up to a year before the time of operation to just before the execution phase (generally two hours before the time of active operation), within the subregional airspace. The primary focus is the window encompassing pre-tactical to just prior to activation. A sub-regional DCB service provider can offer this common service to an air traffic control centre in a number cases, for instance where it is not economically viable to run such a service in isolation or where stakeholders opt to obtain a DCB capability to drive cost efficiency, or to support operational resilience by providing a contingent DCB capability. The service provider collects inputs from different stakeholders about demand, capacity, military requirements and weather to determine optimal capacity balancing for the region. SESAR research is focused on the technical feasibility of this common service.

SJU references: #PJ.15-01/Release 9


  • Increased cost efficiency