FAB CE wide Study of DAM and STAM - Cohesion Call


Feb. '17CompletedDec. '18

Implementing Partners

Leader: FAB CE
ANS Czech
Contributor: ANS Czech
Contributor: LPS
Croatia Control
Contributor: Croatia Control
Contributor: Hungarocontrol


FAB CE (Functional Airspace Block Central Europe) launched the Dynamic Airspace Management (DAM) /Short-Term ATFCM (Air Traffic Flow Capacity Management) Measures DAM (Dynamic Airspace Management)/STAM (Short-Term ATFCM measures) project with the goal to improve Air Space Management (ASM) processes and DAM in the FAB CE area of responsibility. This Implementation Project (IP) aims to make the FAB CE fully compliance with the Single European Sky (SES) Deployment Plan through the application of short term air traffic management measures and an increased application of flexible use of airspace (FUA) processes. This is done by addressing and bundling a set of related AF sub-families and providing a FAB CE wide roadmap for the future timely implementation of DAM /STAM processes and a closure of all existing ASM-related gaps within the FAB CE.

The IP consist of a study to determine the high level operational concept for DAM/ STAM in FAB CE and to define a roadmap for future implementation. This study is therefore directly in line with the Deployment Programme 2016. Even if the full operational capability of some included operational concepts and tools will not be available before 2022, it is the FAB CE view that a study addressing how to close all the existing gaps (gaps in all families and in all stakeholders countries) now is paramount to a timely implementation of the desired concepts and tools according the Deployment Programme schedule.

While 3.1.4 has been identified as the main family, and is identified as medium-readiness in the Deployment Program, the remaining families will have an almost equal focus and priority within the Implementation Project. They are fundamentally inter-related and essential to the success of the implementation of Dynamic Airspace Management and STAM within FAB CE. Of these families 3.1.1, 3.1.2, 3.1.3, 4.1.2 and 4.4.2 are identified as high-readiness in the Deployment Program 2016. The Implementation Project is expected to realise 70% coverage of the gap in each FAB CE State for 4.1.2 STAM Phase 2 as it is anticipated that it will be at a more mature state at the end of the Implementation Project because all FAB CE ANSPS are already in the process of implementing STAM Phase 1. For 4.4.2 Traffic Complexity Tools the Implementation Project will define a common requirement specification for the traffic complexity tool(s) that will subsequently need to be developed or procured to close the gaps in this family.

To achieve maximum benefits from dynamic airspace management, any changes in airspace status or flow control measures need to be shared with all concerned users, in particular Network Manager (NM), air navigation service providers and airspace users (Flight Operations Centre/Wing Operations Centre (FOC/WOC)).

As well as emphasising the benefit of addressing this study as a FAB CE project the study will also coordinate directly with the Network Manager. In particular the Network Manager representatives will be permanent members of the Implementation Project team organisation and this participation assures early involvement of NM views into the Implementation Project tasks, and deliverables.

Additional Information

  • Project Type: Air Navigation Service Provider
  • CEF Call Year: 2016
  • Civil/Military: Civil
  • Multistakeholder: Yes
  • Main AF: AF3 - Flexible ASM and Free Route
  • Sub AF: S-AF 3.1 - Airspace Management and Advanced Flexible Use of Airspace
  • Progress Percentage: 100%