ENAV 4-Flight Deployment in Italy - Third Stage 2017-2018


Feb. '17CompletedDec. '19

Implementing Partners

Leader: ENAV


Globally, the project aims to design, develop and operationally deploy a complete new generation interoperable ATM (Air Traffic Management) system (the “4-Flight ATM System”) fully compliant with the Single European Sky (SES) and BLUE MED (Mediterranean Functional Airspace Block) Regulations enabling the operational implementation of SESAR concept and solutions.

The implementation of 4-Flight System, based on latest emerging technology and on top the brand new Coflight Flight Data Processing System (FDPS), will dramatically reduce the fragmentation of both airspace and service provision by means of enhanced interoperability among all systems of concerned stakeholders. Coflight will indeed ensure the interoperability with most of the external systems through SESAR standardised Flight Object based Gate-To-Gate IOP.

The 4-Flight system architecture shall also ensure a significant step forward in the improvement of modularity, scalability, operability, safety and reliability. Therefore, it will guarantee the optimal performances in terms of safety, capacity, environmental impact and cost efficiency, contributing to a significant improvement of the network performances in Europe.

The IP will focus on the development of the successive upgrading software versions from requirements to functional tests and reports. In compliance with the description of Family 3.2.1 the ANSP (Air Navigation System Provider) system upgrades and integration comprised within the whole 4Flight programme include the FDPS (Flight Data Processing System), the Controller Working Position (CWP) and the HMI which shall support DCTs (Direct Routes) /FRA (Free Route Airspace) with trajectory management. Furthermore they will enhance Conflict Management and Controller HMI (Human Machine Interface) functions to support conflict detection and resolution.

The 4Flight development will enable COP management for FRA supporting Cross Border COP handling, thus enabling Pan-European FRA deployment.

The activities developed will target the tasks of the project definition, planning, development and implementation regarding the target sites of Rome, Padova and Milan ACC, where the final implementation is expected to start beyond 2020, with 2022 as target implementation deadline.

This is the third stage of the project covering the activity planned to be performed over the years 2017-2018 and fulfill the gap of the implementation of the first (2016-2017) and second (2019-2020) stages of 4Flight in the CEF Transport Call 2015 (IP 2015_204_AF3_phase_I, Action 2015-EU-TM-0193, and phase_II, Action 2015-EU-TM-0196-M)

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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%