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 the Implementation Plan  Edition 2019, and having passed EUROCONTROL AAB consultation at February session, the following New Objectives and Substantial Changes are proposed to EUROCONTROL PC for 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 2019, i.e. will be monitored through the LSSIP starting from the 2019 cycle, except of two objectives NAV11 and INF09 which are “Initial” Objectives i.e. will not be monitored in LSSIP yet.

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). Former objective COM11 is split in COM11.1 and COM11.2 to differentiate between implementation of VoIP in En-route and VoIP in Airport/Terminal Operating Environment.

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).

One objective Closed as ACHIEVED:

According to LSSIP 2018 reports, implementation of FCM04.1 has been completed by 88% of the stakeholders in the area of applicability. This completion fulfils MPL3 Report implementation progress assessment criteria for declaring FCM04.1 “Achieved” at the end of the year 2018. Consequently, FCM04.1 will not be part of the Plan edition 2019.

The rationale for proposed New Objectives and Substantial changes is given in the Annex A to  EUROCONTROL PC Letter.

Next Steps

Following EUROCONTROL PC endorsement of the new and substantially changed objectives, the Level 3 Implementation Plan 2019 will be amended as appropriate and published on this website end of May/beginning of June 2019.


The European ATM Master Plan Level 3 Implementation Plan - Edition 2018

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.

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.