Feb. '17CompletedDec. '23

Implementing Partners

Lufthansa Group
Leader: Lufthansa Group
Air France
Contributor: Air France


The Implementation Project aims at fulfiment of PCP IR716/2014 AU flight planning system upgrade requirement for Free Route implementation at Lufthansa (including its daughter companies using the Lido/Flight flight planning software) and Air France. It is fully consistent with the description of Family 3.2.1 (Upgrade of Air Traffic Management (ATM) Systems (Network Manager, Air Navigation Services Providers, Air Space Users) to support Direct Routings (DCTs) and Free Route Airspace (FRA)) of Deployment Programme 2016.

Free Routing Airspace is the airspace defined laterally and vertically, allowing free routing with a set of entry/exit features. Free Route Airspace may be deployed both using Direct Routing Airspace and through FRA. In line with the requirement that "Airspace Users" systems shall implement flight planning systems to manage dynamic sector configuration and FRA (Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) No 716/2014, Annex, chapter 3.1.2).

the solutions developed in this Implementation Project will ensure performant trajectory calculations that are taking optimally into account the different existing and planned Free Route implementations to best suit the requirements of Lufthansa.

Important factors to be considered here are possible flight planning restrictions but also the ability to flexibly react to changes of the Free Route Airspace publication.

Throughout the whole Implementation Project, the alignment with the PCP (Pilot Common Project) requirements and the SESAR developments will be constantly monitored and evaluated together with the SESAR Deployment Manager (SDM). A special focus lies on the frequent exchange and collaboration with other projects targeting the same ATM functionalities to ensure a maximum realization of possible synergies.

Countries involved

Additional Information

  • Project Type: Airline
  • CEF Call Year: 2016
  • Civil/Military: Civil
  • Multistakeholder: Yes
  • Main AF: AF3 - Flexible ASM and Free Route
  • Sub AF: S-AF 3.2 Free Route
  • Progress Percentage: 100%