Implementation of RNP Based Departure Operations in High Density TMAs in FRA, DUS, BER and MUC


Mar. '16OngoingDec. '22

Implementing Partners

Leader: DFS
Contributor: Lufthansa
Contributor: Frankfurt Airport


The overall objective is to deploy the so called Family “1.2.3 RNP 1 Operations in high density TMAs (ground capabilities)” as laid down by the SESAR Deployment Manager within the Deployment Programme 2015 on the basis of implementing the Pilot-Common-Project Regulation EU No. 716/2014. In that context the Implementation of RNP Based Departure Operations in the High Density and PCP-related TMAs FRA, DUS, BER and MUC in a timely, coordinated and synchronized effort will have a significant impact on the raise of capacity, the improvement of safety and the further reduction of costs while minimizing aviation's environmental footprint. Deployment of RNP-based routes including Radius to Fix-functionality for departure procedures (Standard Instrument Departure: SIDs) and transitions. Reduction in spread of flight tracks during turns, and thereby reducing the noise footprint in the highly populated areas surrounding the major airports in Germany as well as reduction in CO2 emissions and an increase in flight efficiency. Implementation of flexible and environmentally friendly procedures for departure using PBN/RNP in high density TMAs, as specified in RNP1 specifications.,Implementation of the requirements set out in the SESAR ATM Master Plan moving towards the goal of the Single European Sky, PBN Implementation Plan.

Countries involved

Additional Information

  • Project Type: Air Navigation Service Provider
  • CEF Call Year: 2015
  • Civil/Military: Civil
  • Multistakeholder: Yes
  • Main AF: AF1 - Extended Arrival Management and Performance Based Navigation in high density Terminal Manoeuvring Area
  • Sub AF: S-AF 1.2 - Enhanced Terminal Airspace using RNP-Based Operations
  • Progress Percentage: 68%