NM system management of real time airspace data


Apr. '17CompletedDec. '21

Implementing Partners



This Implementation Project (IP) ensures the distribution of real time data between Air Navigation Service Providers (ANSPs)/Military and Network Manager (NM)/Aircraft Operators (AO)/Computer Flight Plan Software Providers (CFSPs), including exchange of real time airspace data, flight plan (FPL) proposals. It also addresses the coordination with involved stakeholders, and notification to airspace users. The implementation will make best use of the SESAR (Single European Sky ATM Research) Verification Plan (VP) 710 report.

The implementation refers to the capability of NM system to receive and distribute automatically real-time airspace data provided by ANSPs/Military/Airspace Management Cells (AMCs). NM System upgrades and their deployment are necessary for other stakeholders to perform their own deployment related to the concerned or related families. Implementation with respective CFSPs (Swiss/SABRE) is found in project 2015_107_AF3. The project is fully aligned with Pilot Common Project (PCP)-AF3.1 concerning the possibility to manage airspace reservations more flexibly in response to airspace users' requirements and the NM system upgrades to respond to changing demands for airspace through a cooperative decision-making process between all involved operational stakeholders.

It builds on CEF Transport 2014 IP (#080AF3, 2014-EU-TM-0136-M) which addresses only the pre-requisites for real time airspace data (new AUP template) but not the system and procedural changes for the management of real time airspace data. The Implementation Project is fully aligned with the Deployment Programme (DP) 2016 and it addresses the NM system and procedural changes pertinent to real time exchanges of Airspace Management (ASM) data (real time Airspace Reservation (ARES) status) and full sharing of real time airspace status updates.

This IP is a key contributor to the following Strategic Objectives (SO) listed in the Network Strategy Plan (NSP) as: SO 3/2 Implement Advanced Flexible Use of Airspace SO 3/3 Implement appropriate cross-border airspace structures, enabling a flexible use of airspace. Network Evolutions Roadmap contained in Network Operations Plan (NOP) 2015 addresses the components of this project.

Countries involved

Additional Information

  • Project Type: Network Manager
  • CEF Call Year: 2016
  • Civil/Military: Civil
  • Multistakeholder: No
  • 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%