ASM - LARA Enhancement - Implementation in Italy


May. '18CompletedDec. '23

Implementing Partners

Leader: ENAV
Italian Air Force
Contributor: Italian Air Force


The management of airspace in terms of advanced flexibility is of utmost importance for its optimisation. LARA (Local and sub-Regional Airspace Management Support System) is a tool largely used and being implemented by ENAV (2015_202_AF3, Action 2015-EU-TM-0193-M). The main objective of the implementing project is to extend this implementation also to the Italian Airforce. The implementation will require further adaptation of existing tools by the Italian Airforce. Moreover, enhancements to LARA in order to completely meet the requirements of Reg. (EU) 716/2014 will be planned through functional and technical requirements.

Project 2015_202_AF3 ""ASM tool implementation"" (Action 2015-EU-TM-0193-M) covers for ENAV the ASM tool acquisition, installation and customisation, ASM tool integration, ASM tool training, revision of ASM documentation and the implementation.
The implementing project under this Action will include:

  • LARA implementation by the Italian Air Force at level of Airspace Management Cell in Rome,

  • Italian Air Force familiarisation with LARA tool,

  • Improving interoperability of existing internal Italian Air Force tools by the upgrade and the implementation of external interfaces and

  • further identification of LARA enhancement requirements in compliance with Reg. (EU) 716/2014.

Specific objectives:
This implementing project specifically aims to align the use of the local ASM tool for both the civil and military authorities, in compliance with military and civilian security requirements, through the adaptation of Italian Air Force specific tools. Furthermore, it includes the enhancement of LARA in order to meet Regulation (EU) 716/2014 requirements, with particular reference to the automated exchange services of ASM data during the tactical and execution phases, continuously and in real time.

Expected Results:

  • An ASM management system is implemented at national level to support an advanced Flexible Use of Airspace.

  • Functional and technical requirements are defined to meet regulatory demands for ASM.

Performance Benefits:
An improved ASM will ensure more flexibility for airspace users at pre-tactical and tactical level, increasing by 3% the national coordination and by 5% the safety levels. No impact on sectors capacity is expected."

Countries involved

Additional Information

  • Project Type: Air Navigation Service Provider
  • CEF Call Year: 2017
  • 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%