XMAN - Cross-center arrival management - Part 2 (CEF2016)


Feb. '17OngoingApr. '24

Implementing Partners

Leader: DFS
Contributor: LVNL
Contributor: EUROCONTROL
Contributor: DSNA


This Implementation Project continues the activities for the deployment of extended arrival management that were started with the XMAN (Cross-center Arrival Management) multi-stakeholder project (2015-EU-TM-0196-M-2015_196_AF1). The XMAN project ensures the harmonised and coordinated implementation of Extended Arrival Management in accordance with PCP (Pilot Common Project) IR EU No. 716/2014 and the Deployment Programme 2016 of the SESAR Deployment Manager in the European Core Area.

The overall aim of this Implementation Project is the extension of the planning horizon of Arrival Management systems (AMAN) from the local TMAs into the airspace of En-Route Control Centres up to about 200 NM (Nautical Miles) around the PCP-airports – or even beyond – depending on the operational environment and the needs of the stakeholders.

It foresees the upgrade of ATC systems at the respective ATS (Air Traffic Services) units (Approach Control and Area Control Centers) to support the processing, exchange and display of arrival management information such as Time to Lose and/or Speed Advice. The exchange of information will be established with existing technology via OLDI (On-Line Data Interchange) with an Arrival Management Message (AMA) or SWIM (System Wide Information Management) using XML format. The XMAN Portal is a common service by which the XMAN actors can interact, to share data, to achieve common awareness and consistent and coherent application of XMAN actions.

The remaining implementations of XMAN connections to affected Control Centres within the extended planning horizons should be developed before 2020. It should be noted that only those upstream Control Centres will be subject to Extended Arrival Management where it is deemed operationally beneficial e.g. due to their share of the arrival stream or the amount of airspace available for effective handling of arriving flights.

The following airports and controil centres are involved in this project:

. Airports: Minuch (MUC), Dusseldorf (DUS), Berlin (BER), Nice (NCE) and Barcelona (BCN).

. Control Centres: Padua, Vienna, Karlsruhe, Maastrich, Bremen, Munich, Milan, Marseille and Brodeaux.

Additional Information

  • Project Type: Air Navigation Service Provider
  • CEF Call Year: 2016
  • 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 1.1 - Arrival Management extended to en- route Airspace
  • Progress Percentage: 90%