European ATM Master Plan Level 3 Implementation Plan

This Implementation Plan, together with the Implementation Report, constitute the “Implementation view” or Level 3 of the European ATM Master Plan (MP).

The Implementation Plan brings together and provides the framework for the commonly agreed actions to be taken by ECAC stakeholders, in the context of the implementation of SESAR. These actions are consolidated in the form of ‘Implementation Objectives’, addressing those elements in SESAR which have reached the necessary operational and technical maturity and for which stakeholders have expressed an interest in their operational introduction. Implementation Objectives address validated SESAR Solutions and also account for some of the existing (EU) regulations in ATM.

 

Edition 2019 – Proposed New Objectives and substantial changes to existing ones

In preparation of Level 3 Plan  Edition 2019, the following New Objectives and Substantial Changes are proposed for consultation and approval:

Proposed 8 new Implementation Objectives:

These New Objectives are based on the work done by PJ20-WP2.8 (identifying mature SESAR 1 Solutions for future coordination activities). They have a “Local” scope, i.e. without a predefined Applicability Area and Full Operational Capability (FOC) date (subject to local business decisions). They are presented as ‘Active’ in the Plan (with the exception of NAV11-GBAS Cat. II/III, and INF09-Digital integrated briefing, being “Initial” Objectives), i.e. will be monitored through the LSSIP starting from the 2019 cycle.

Substantially changed 6 existing Objectives:

A ‘substantial change’ is a change that may affect the stakeholder's commitment to implement an objective (e.g. implementation deadline, technical/operational requirements, applicability area, etc.) and therefore requiring the highest level of consultation – EUROCONTROL technical working arrangements where relevant, Agency Advisory Board (AAB) and Provisional Council (PC).

ATC2.9 is adapted to improve implementation monitoring of SESAR Solution #60 (Enhanced STCA for TMA). COM11 is split in two to differentiate between implementation the VoIP in En-route and VoIP in Airport/Terminal Operating Environment (consulted with VoIP VOTE group and CNS Team).

NAV03.1, NAV03.2, NAV10 and NAV12 aligned to the requirements of the newly published PBN Implementing Regulation (Commission Implementing Regulation 2018/1048) (consulted with the Navigation Sub Group (NSG).

The rationale for proposed New Objectives and Substantial changes is given in the Annex B to AAB Action Paper.

Next Steps

Following the advice of the AAB, the consolidated draft of Level 3 Implementation Plan 2019 will be amended as appropriate and will be delivered to the SJU early March 2019. The Level 3 Implementation Plan 2019 will be submitted to EUROCONTROL PC for endorsement in March / April 2019.

 

Edition 2018 – New Objectives and substantial changes to existing ones

A ‘substantial change’ is a change that may affect the stakeholder's commitment to implement an objective (e.g. implementation deadline, technical/operational requirements, applicability area, etc.) and therefore requiring the highest level of consultation – EUROCONTROL technical working arrangements where relevant, Agency Advisory Board (AAB) and Provisional Council (PC).

In particular, changes to the applicability area are considered substantial and follow the consultation process mentioned above and/or are consulted directly with the State LSSIP Focal Point if the impact of the change is only local.

Proposed New Objectives

Proposed substantial changes of technical nature

Proposed substantial changes affecting Implementation Objectives' Applicability Areas

The implementation Objectives functionally related to actions identified in the European Plan for Aviation Safety (EPAS) 2019–2023 areas can be found here.

The European ATM Master Plan Level 3 Implementation Plan - Edition 2018 has been endorsed by the Provisional Council of EUROCONTROL in August 2018, accepted by SJU, and is still subject to SJU Admin Board approval.

The document provided consolidates the whole set of individual Engineering views of the active objectives included in the European ATM Master Plan Level 3 Implementation Plan edition 2018.