For the first time, iOAT FPLs can be received, processed, and distributed by the EUROCONTROL Network Manager (NM) systems in a centralised manner, significantly benefiting both civil and military operational stakeholders. Equally, the three pilot States are deploying iOAT FPLs at national level.
iOAT FPLs are important for the network. With Russia’s war against Ukraine continuing and available airspace reduced, improved civil-military coordination is crucially important to maintain efficient, sustainable air traffic flows in Europe. EUROCONTROL is at the centre of this coordination between the civil and military operational stakeholders of its Member States, and is fully committed to improving the performance of the European ATM network. Widespread iOAT FPL deployment will improve the network’s predictability and safety while contributing to more efficient military air mobility across Europe.