ATM System Upgrade Towards Free Route Airspace


Feb. '17CompletedNov. '19

Implementing Partners

Leader: Pansa


This Implementation Project implemented by PANSA (Polish ANSP) aims to develop PANSA ATM System according to the requirements of the Pilot Common Project (PCP) in two parallel paths:

  • Path 1 – Achievement of the PCP-required functionalities, in particular Direct Routings/Free Route Airspace (DCT/FRA) (Family 3.2.1) in the current P_21 system till 2017/2018;

  • Path 2 – Transfer of the achieved P_21 functionalities to the iTEC-based system and further joint developments within the iTEC Collaboration.

Within Path1, this PANSA P_21 Upgrade1 will allow to enhance functions needed to implement Direct/FRA operations. It will be a continuation of a series of planned upgrades of the PANSA P_21 Air Traffic Management (ATM) system. The system already has some functionalities supporting DCTs/FRA, but this upgrade project will include Flight Data Processing System (FDPS), Safety-Net System and Human Machine Interface (HMI) modifications to fully support DCT/FRA operations. Additionally, it introduces system functionalities for exchange of extended arrival management information for flights into Berlin airport.

Within Path2, these upgraded functions will be later introduced in the next ATM system - iTEC - allowing it to evolve inside a bigger consortium, increasing interoperability. Path2 is also linked to the following CEF Implementation Projects:

  • On-going Implementation Project 2014_131_AF3 (Action 2014-EU-TM-0136-M) aiming to deploy the Test and Validation Platform till the end of 2017. The Platform will be used to mitigate the risk of rejecting the iTEC-based system by PANSA Air Traffic Controllers.

  • On-going Implementation Project 2016_087_AF3 (that is part of the Action) aiming to validate requirements and functionalities combined from iTEC functions and functions of the P_21 system developed up to the time of validation on the Test/Validation-Platform.

  • Future Implementation Project aiming at the iTEC-based PANSA system deployment that will use functions and requirements validated.

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Countries involved

Additional Information

  • Project Type: Air Navigation Service Provider
  • CEF Call Year: 2016
  • Civil/Military: Civil
  • Multistakeholder: No
  • Main AF: AF3 - Flexible ASM and Free Route
  • Sub AF: S-AF 3.2 Free Route
  • Progress Percentage: 100%