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- DLS Programme Management Plan
- Report on DLS Implementation and DLS recovery Plan into SES Framework
- Stakeholder Engagement Strategy
- DLS workshop at World ATM Congress 2017
DLS Programme Management Plan
According to the EC mandate of the 18th October 2016, the SDM assumes the role of DLS implementation project manager responsible for organizing, implementing and monitoring the activities identified in the DLS Recovery Plan as necessary for the implementation of the DLS transitional solution and the preparatory actions for the full achievement of the European target solution, Model D, in order to achieve the implementation of AF6 in accordance with the deadlines defined in the PCP Regulation.
This role is expected to be performed working together with all relevant stakeholders and EU Bodies, in particular the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA), the European Defense Agency (EDA), the Network Manager (NM), the SESAR Joint Undertaking (SJU) and EUROCAE, NSAs and the manufacturing industry.
According to the Addendum 1 – DLS Implementation Strategy towards Initial Trajectory Information Sharing and the DLS Recovery Plan, used as a reference for the 2016 CEF call for proposals, the SDM has elaborated the DLS Programme Management Plan that aims at providing further details on the activities under SDM Steering and in coordination with the above mentioned relevant Bodies.
The DLS Programme Management Plan (hereinafter DLS PMP) was elaborated in order to provide guidelines for SDM internal activities necessary to support its role of DLS Project Manager. The DLS PMP focuses on the DLS Programme management activities under SDM remit with the aim of coordinating and managing the DLS implementation throughout the Path I, Path II and other required activities. Specifically:
- the SDM activities needed to support and monitor the stakeholders in the implementation of the DLS transitional solution, according to the DLS Recovery plan – Path I;
- the preparatory activities towards the target solution that will represent the priority of the future CEF Transport Calls, according to the DLS Recovery plan – Path II;
- the necessary involvement/consultation of Stakeholders & Relevant Bodies.
Therefore, the DLS PMP is an internal document that defines the activities the SDM is required to undertake to cover the role of DLS Project Manager, according to EC mandate.
Path I – Status of play and SDM tasks for Path I
According to the DLS Recovery Plan, Path I aims at identifying the steps to be undertaken by the stakeholders to implement the transitional short term solution, Model B or Model C with Multifrequency (MF) in the ground domain, and the “best in class” avionics for the airborne domain.
The Multi-stakeholders project 2016_161_AF6 – General Call – DLS Implementation Project – Path I “Ground” Stakeholders submitted within the 2016 CEF Transport Calls – Path I, has started and the kick-off meeting was held in Madrid on 16/02/2017, with the SDM participation.
According to the DLS PMP, the SDM supports the stakeholders involved within Path I, through the participation to key meetings/webexes. Moreover, the SDM will monitor the implementation of the transitional solution throughout Europe, according to the monitoring mechanisms already used for the SESAR Deployment Programme.
Path II – Status of play and SDM tasks for Path I
According to the DLS Recovery Plan, Path II aims at identifying and defining the preparatory activities needed to ensure the achievement of the European target solution (model D).
The Multi-stakeholders project 2016_159_AF6 –DLS Implementation Project – Path II submitted within the 2016 CEF Transport Calls – Path II, has started and the kick-off meeting was held in Brussels on 02/03/2017, with the SDM participation.
According to the EC mandate, the stakeholders involved in the project are expected to provide support to SDM in the performing of its tasks to ensure the achievement of the target solution.
The SDM, acting as the DLS Project Manager, will support and monitor the DLS implementation projects/initiatives focusing in particular on the envisaged transitional solutions (Path I). Moreover, the SDM will lead all preparatory activities needed in order to achieve the target solution (Model D) as well as establish mechanisms of cooperation with all those Bodies having to perform complementary activities essential to a successful DLS deployment.
According to the DLS PMP, the main outcomes of the DLS Programme Management Activities performed by the SDM, will be included in a specific document, Report on DLS Implementation Strategy and DLS Recovery Plan into SES Framework, expected to be provided to EC.
Report on DLS Implementation and DLS recovery Plan into SES Framework
It aims at providing an overall picture of the European DLS implementation status and a detailed picture of the future steps necessary to accomplish the target solution. This report is structured in the following sections describing stakeholders and SDM activities:
- DLS Deployment View (Path I and Path II), which provides a more detailed outlook of the technological and operational enablers associated to the DLS implementation scope, in particular Path I and Path II, aiming at supporting any potential candidate Implementing Partners with all the information needed to submit a project in the framework of future CEF Transport Calls. Specifically:
- DLS Deployment View – Path I, which details the main activities and steps that are expected to be performed within the Path I, taking in consideration the Implementation Projects (including the Multi-stakeholders IP 2016_161_AF6 ), that have been submitted in the 2016 CEF Transport Calls for Proposals – Ground and Airborne domain.
- DLS Deployment View – Path II, which details the main activities and steps that are expected to be performed to ensure the achievement of the target solution throughout Europe, with the support of the Multi-stakeholders IP 2016_159_AF6 submitted in the 2016 CEF Transport Calls for Proposals. Specifically, this view includes the main findings and outcomes related to the definition of Service Areas and the overall architecture.
- DLS Monitoring View, which reports the current DLS Implementation status in Europe. This section features the results of the dedicated SDM Monitoring exercise, performed once per year, for both ground and airborne stakeholders.
- DLS Risk Management, which includes the identification of the main risks associated to the execution of the DLS implementation, along with the related mitigation actions under SDM or other Stakeholders’ remits.
- Other required activities, which highlights the main complementary activities that are considered essential enablers to a successful DLS deployment and operation, as the cooperation with NM, EASA and EUROCAE.
Dedicated sections are expected to undergo consultation according to the DP2017 development and SCP consultation roadmap.
Stakeholder Engagement Strategy
The involvement of the operational stakeholders in Data Link Services constitutes an important part of the SDM Consultation Campaign 2017. As a matter of fact, the SCP Consultation roadmap includes consultation of the outcomes of DLS Path I and Path II projects and SDM implementation management activities. This consultation process should be launched end of May this year, in correspondence with Cycle 2, and proceed through Cycle 3 (beginning of August, end of September) of the Consultation Campaign. Moreover, it is important to underline that the main topics that will be consulted are: service area definition and target architecture.
DLS workshop at World ATM Congress 2017
On Tuesday 7 March the SDM held a DLS workshop at the World ATM Congress 2017 in Madrid.
Please find here below the introduction delivered and the slides presented.
High-quality data communications capabilities in the form of the datalink technology are essential enablers for the modernisation of air traf c control and to achieve SESAR performance benefits. The current implementation did not provide the expected results and some studies were conducted to investigate the issues, the last and most relevant is the so-called ELSA study performed under SESAR JU coordination. On the basis of the ELSA study, the SESAR DM developed the DP 2016 DLS Deployment Strategy and the DLS Recovery Plan: a fully consulted roadmap, published on DG MOVE website, guiding content and timewise the full and effective DLS deployment in Europe. In addition, on 18 November the SESAR Deployment Manager received by the European Commission the mandate as Data Link Services Implementation project manager and is now running at full speed to implement all the actions described in DP 2016.