2017_050_AF3

Controller Working Position (CWP) upgrade

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Apr. '18OngoingDec. '23

Implementing Partners

Leader: ENAIRE

Description

The main objective of this Implementing Project is to upgrade Controller Working Positions (CWP) in the Spanish Air Traffic Control Centres to provide a higher display surface to the ATCOs (Air Traffic Controllers). This upgrade is needed to display all the information items that the ATCOs need to work in a FRA (Free Route Airspace) environment, derived from the requirements of the new functionalities as well as to manage the Electronic Flight Strip (EFS) interface.

Specific objectives:
Deployment of new CWPs that are able to manage tools/functions such as:

  • Electronic Flight Strip (EFS);

  • Medium Term Conflict Detection (MTCD);

  • Tactical Controller Tool (TCT);

  • or Voice over IP Communications Systems (VoIP VCSs), among others.
    Within the project timeframe (2018-2021), the HW and SW will be procured, and the new equipment will be deployed at the following ATC centres:

  • Canarias

  • Seville

  • Madrid

Expected Results:
With this Implementation Project the following CWPs will be upgraded:

  • 126 CWP in Operations and Contingency room in ACC Madrid

  • 40 CWP in Operations and Contingency room in ACC Seville

  • 42 CWP in Operations and Contingency room in ACC Canarias

This implementation project will contribute to the deployment of Free Route (FRA) operations (families 3.2.1 ""Upgrade of ATM systems to support DCT and Free Route"" and 3.2.4 ""Implement Free Route"").

ENAIRE receives funding under Action 2016-EU-TM-0117-M, such as 2016_036_AF3 (SACTA-iTEC) and 2016_040_AF3 (Upgrade of trajectory management in SACTA-iTEC), whose aim is the SW development of new functions and tools that are required for FRA. These SW enhancements imply the use of a new HW in the CWPs in order to provide the correct information presentation to the Air Traffic Controllers (ATCOs).
The project will also help meet the objectives of family 3.1.4 of the Deployment Plan (Management of Dynamic Airspace Configurations), because it will support the implementation of the new VoIP VCS (Voice Communications System over IP) systems. ENAIRE has some projects in progress within family 3.1.4, which are 2015_221_AF3 (Implementation of Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) systems and services in ENAIRE, Action 2015-EU-TM-0196-M), Action 2017-EU-TM-0004-W ""Implementation of Voice over IP (VoIP) in Barcelona ACC"". This VCS systems will be integrated in the new CWP provided by this Implementation Project.

Performance Benefits:
All performance benefits from FRA operations will be attained by the implementation of this project, such as:

  • Impact on safety because the use of Tactical MTCD and Tactical Controller Tool will help to improve the 4D trajectory and alerts.

  • Impact on capacity derived from the operational improvements provided by FRA.

  • Significant benefits generated are identified in the reduced nautical miles flown, which can be translated in less fuel burn, smaller CO2 footprint and shorter flight times.

  • A saving of En-Route ATFM (Air Traffic Flow Management) delays.

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GENERAL CONTEXT

Upgrade of Controller Working Positions (CWP) in the Spanish Air Traffic Control Centers in order to provide a higher display surface to the ATCOs (Air Traffic Controllers). This upgrade is needed to display all the information items that the ATCOs need to work in a FRA (Free Route Airspace) environment, derived from the requirements of the new functionalities as well as to manage the Electronic Flight Strip (EFS) interface.

SPECIFIC OBJECTIVES

Deployment of new CWPs, that are able to manage tools/functions such as:

  • Electronic Flight Strip (EFS)

  • Medium Term Conflict Detection (MTCD)

  • Tactical Controller Tool (TCT)

  • or Voice over IP Communications Systems (VoIP VCSs), among others.

Within the project timeframe (2018-2021), the HW and SW will be procured, and the new equipments will be deployed at the following ATC centers:

  • Canarias

  • Seville

  • Madrid

EXPECTED RESULTS

This implementation project will contribute to the deployment of Free Route (FRA) operations (families 3.2.1 ""Upgrade of ATM systems to support DCT and Free Route"" and 3.2.4 ""Implement Free Route"").
ENAIRE already have projects awarded in CEF 2016, such as 2016_036_AF3 (SACTA-iTEC ) and 2016_040_AF3 (Upgrade of trajectory management in SACTA-iTEC ), whose aim is the SW development of new functions and tools that are required for FRA. These SW enhancements imply the use of a new HW in the CWPs in order to provide the correct information presentation to the Air Traffic Controllers (ATCOs).

The project will also help meet the objectives of family 3.1.4 of the Deployment Plan (Management of Dynamic Airspace Configurations), because it will support the implementation of the new VoIP VCS (Voice Communications System over IP) systems. ENAIRE has some projects planned or in progress within family 3.1.4, such as 2015_221_AF3 (Implementation of Voice over IP (VoIP) systems and services in ENAIRE), the Action - 2017-EU-TM-0004-W – Implementation of Voice over IP (VoIP) in Barcelona ACC., and a project proposal to be submitted to CEF 2017 (Implementation of IP Voice
Communication Systems (VoIP) in Seville and Palma ACCs). This VCS systems will be integrated in the new CWP provided by this Implementation Project.

PERFORMANCE BENEFITS

All performance benefits from FRA operations will be attained by the implementation of this project, such as:

  • Impact on safety because the use of Tactical MTCD and Tactical Controller Tool will help to improve the 4D trajectory and alerts

  • Impact on capacity derived from the operational improvements provided by FRA

  • Significant benefits generated are identified in the reduced nautical miles flown, which can be translated in less fuel burn, smaller CO2 footprint and shorter flight times.

  • A saving of EN Route ATFM (Air Traffic Flow Management) delays will be possible."

Countries involved

Additional Information

  • Project Type: Air Navigation Service Provider
  • CEF Call Year: 2017
  • Civil/Military: Civil
  • Multistakeholder: No
  • Main AF: AF3 - Flexible ASM and Free Route
  • Sub AF: S-AF 3.2 Free Route
  • Progress Percentage: 41%