Implementation of rolling ASM/ATFCM


Apr. '17CompletedDec. '22

Implementing Partners

Air France
Contributor: Air France
Contributor: CAE
Lufthansa Group
Contributor: Lufthansa Group


The scope of this project is fully aligned with PCP (Pilot Common Project) Family 3.1.3 and DP (Deployment Programme) 2016 concerning the possibility to respond to changing demands for airspace and ASM (Airspace Management) data sharing as well as the ASM support for Direct Route (DCT)/ Free Route Airspace (FRA).

This Implementation Project aims at NM (Network Manager) system upgrades and procedural changes pertinent to the process/system upgrade supporting a full rolling ASM/ATFCM (Air Traffic Flow and Capacity Management) and dynamic ASM/ATFCM process allowing data sharing to all operational stakeholders. These NM system upgrades will allow NM to receive, exploit/process data from the relevant/appropriate source(s).

Furthermore two Computerised flight plan service providers (CFSPs), Sabre Austria GmbH and Lufthansa Systems GmbH & Co. KG, will update their Systems to support the Rolling ASM/ATFCM process implemented by NM.

Sabre will prepare material for later industrial deployment of its System for use by/for potential customer Airspace Users. Lufthansa Systems and participating Airspace Users (Société Air France, Deutsche Lufthansa AG) will cooperate to deploy Lufthansa Systems Lido/Flight System.

The IP address core system and procedural changes for rolling ASM/ATFCM for which first steps have been made by CEF call 2014#080AF3 (Action 2014-EU-TM-0136-M)

The Implementation Projects will cover:

-The upgrade of the rolling AUP develop by call 2014 by NM (implementation of rolling AUP process supporting the advance exchange of available airspace information starting from D-6 to be used also for FPL purposes)

-The deployment by NM of full rolling AUP (airspace Use Plan) /UUP (Updated Airspace Use PLans) process no more focused on snapshots

-Basic network impact assessment and enhance network impact assessment of the dynamic information including FRA environment

-Enhanced notification to airspace users of dynamic information, including their graphical display

-Upgrade and validation of the participating CFDPs flight planning systems to support the full rolling ASM/ATFCM process (System by SABRE and by Lufthansa Systems group). The achievable (by the end of the IP) level of compliance of these systems to the rolling ASM/ATFCM process will be decide during the first phase of the project and particularly whiting the task responsible for the definition of the concept of operations and subsystem requirements upgrades associated to these systems

-Preparation of deploy of Sabre System by SABRE Deployment of Lufthansa System's flight planning system in cooperation between Lufthansa Systems and participating Airspace users (Société Air France, Deutsche Lufthansa AG) This Implementation Project is a key contributor to the following Strategic Objectives (SO) listed in the Network Strategy Plan (NSP): Implement Advance Flexible Use of Airspace and Implement appropriate cross-border airspace structures, enabling a flexible use of airspace

Countries involved

Additional Information

  • Project Type: Network Manager
  • 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%