Airport data integration via DPI and FUM

It is essential for airports to share dynamic and highly accurate data with the European ATM network.

The Departure Planning Information (DPI) messages supply the Network Manager Operations Centre (NMOC) with airport situational information direct from the airport Collaborative Decision Making (CDM) systems in order to update the real-time flight situation prior to take-off.

In a symmetric process, the Flight Update Messages (FUMs) sent by the NMOC provide CDM airports with an accurate estimated landing time of arriving flights, thus improving the planning of outbound flights.

3 types of airports

Currently, the NMOC uses 3 different classifications for the purpose of indicating the level of integration of the airports into the ATM network:

  1. CDM Airports
  2. Advanced ATC TWR Airports
  3. Standard Airports

CDM Airport are airports that have implemented the Collaborative Decision Making process as is specified in the Airport CDM Implementation Manual and provide the full set of DPI messages to NMOC.

Advanced ATC TWR Airports are airports that have not implemented or not fully implemented the CDM process but still would like to integrate into the ATM Network using a limited set of DPI messages.

Standard Airports are not integrated into the network via the transmission of DPI messages to the NMOC.

The provision of Flight Update Messages (FUM) by NMOC to the Airport is independent of this classification. FUM messages may be provided to any airport (of destination) on request.