Integrated Flow Management Position (iFMP)

In the area of Air Traffic Flow and Capacity Management (ATFCM), specifically complexity, workload prediction and traffic management, one of the most promising technical developments is the integrated Flow Management Position (iFMP).

Using trajectory predictions from both the Network Manager’s system and the local flight data processing system, the iFMP anticipates the traffic situation according to occupancy and entry rates as well as complexity counts up to 6 hours in advance. It contains a sector optimiser that can identify the best sectorisation whilst investigating alternatives.

To maximise efficiency it is fully integrated with the manpower planning tool developed at MUAC-TimeZone.

The iFMP integrates new ideas and concepts being explored under the SESAR programme in the area of Flow and Complexity Management serving as MUAC’s validation platform in these areas.