Network Collaborative Management


Jan. '20OngoingDec. '21

Implementing Partners

Contributor: Aena


The main objective is for NM to finalise the implementation and deployment related to the PCP ATM Functionality Network Collaborative Management, and more particularly related to Families 4.2.2 Interactive Rolling NOP, 4.1.2 STAM Phase 2, 4.3.1 Target Time for ATFCM purposes and 4.4.2 Traffic Complexity Tools. It will continue deployment work carried out by CEF 2015 IPs (i.e. 2015_105_AF4, 2015_110_AF4, 2015_114_AF4, 2015_115_AF4) to enable full deployment of these Families by NM.

This deployment will be performed through the deployment of NM releases 25 and 25.5 while the CEF 2015 projects will stop with NM System release 24.5.

The time overlap between the CEF 2015 IPs and this IP is due to the fact that identification of operational requirements / detailed specifications related to the release 25 shall start quite before release 24.5 has been deployed.

Specific objectives:

The IP specifically aims to:
(Task 2):

  • achieve the deployment of interfaces related to the latest developments concerning PCP AF4 (Task 03, 04) for NM onto the technical platform in support of the Collaborative NOP (i.e. n-CONECT)

  • finalise the migration of any other applications / interfaces due to be available on n-CONECT by end of 2021 (as target date for PCP / AF4 / Interactive Rolling NOP), i.e.

  • FLIGHT (former Collaboration Interface for Aircraft Operator (CIAO) and existing NOP FLIGHT related applications – Safety Assessment of Foreign Aircraft (SAFA), Integrated Initial Flight Plan Processing System (IFPS) Validation System (IFPUV), Call Sign Similarity Tool (CSST), Airborne position Report (AIREP), etc.)

  • Remnants of the NOP Portal (European Crisis Visualisation Interactive Tool for ATFCM (EVITA) and other bits)

(Task 3):

  • implement any upgrade to the NM Systems as regards the STAM multi-actors coordination in the context of local implementations interfacing with NM Systems in the period 2020 - 2021.
    It is expected that improvement needs will derive either from further SESAR validation in late 2019 or from initial operations on this matter (i.e. when NM systems releases allowing some initial STAM multi-actors coordination are made available through CEF 2015 IP 2015_110_AF4), These improvements will not be considered as part of NM System releases relevant to CEF 2015 IP 2015_110_AF4 (until release 24.5) but as part of those relevant to this IP (releases 25 & 25.5).

(Task 4):

  • implement any upgrade to the NM Systems as regards Network impact assessment (NM ""what-if"" facilities and interfacing with local tools) and Traffic complexity indicators available to FMPs that do not have local complexity management tools (upgrades will be available via the technical platform developed in Task 02).

(Task 5):

  • implement any upgrade to the NM Systems as regards the Target Time for ATFCM. Adaptations may be required in support of the wider roll-out of local implementations, both as regards airports and en-route ATC, with the transmission of local TTA/TTO meeting specific local requirements to NM.
    As specified in the DP2017, NM will be then in charge of assessing the network impact leading eventually to coordination with the originator, and of transmission of CTOT and TTA/TTO to the concerned flight. This process will be limited to the planning phase and transmission of CTOT and updated CTOT as per standard processes.

Expected Results:
The expected results will be the availability of NM System (version 25.5) and related n-CONECT platform allowing NM to operate the PCP Network Collaborative Management processes related to coordination of Short-term ATFCM measures, Network Impact Assessment and support to traffic complexity assessment, target time operation in cooperation through standardised exchanges with external stakeholders.
n-CONECT Interfaces will be available to operational stakeholders (mainly ANSPs) for deployment in their operational environment and emulating the related Network Collaborative Management processes.

Performance Benefits:
The main benefit will be an improved efficiency for Airspace Users’ operations, particularly a reduction of ATFM En-route delay due to an improved capacity utilisation and improved traffic predictability.
From past CBAs, it is fully recognised that AF4 projects are delivering +33% of benefits compared to the PCP CBA ( some 670 Millions €) at a cost not higher than the PCP CBA (so far only 20% of costs initially planned were expended).
Network Collaborative Management projects contribute to one quarter of these benefits. At a first estimation, based on previous CBAs, this additional project is expected to deliver at least € 20 Millions of undiscounted benefits.
All these benefits provided that all PCP stakeholders deploy PCP as mandate in PCP regulation."

Countries involved

Additional Information

  • Project Type: Network Manager
  • CEF Call Year: 2017
  • Civil/Military: Civil
  • Multistakeholder: No
  • Main AF: AF4 - Network Collaborative Management
  • Sub AF: S-AF 4.2 - Collaborative NOP
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