European ATM Master Plan - implementation plan - level 3 (2019)

These documents consolidate the whole set of individual engineering views of the active objectives included in the European ATM Master Plan, level 3 - implementation plan - 2019. 

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.

The Implementation Objectives of the Master Plan Level 3 Plan 2019 were endorsed by the Provisional Council of EUROCONTROL in May 2019. Compared to a version of the MPL3 Plan 2019 previously available on this website, this version of the document includes a more detailed mapping between existing Implementation Objectives and elements of the document 'A proposal for the future architecture of the European airspace',  SJU – 2019, also known as the ‘Airspace Architecture Study’. References can be mostly found in the Executive Summary and the Strategic View of the document.

This version of the MPL3 Plan 2019 is provisionally made available to the aviation community. The document is undergoing a review by the SESAR Joint Undertaking, in view of its endorsement by the SJU Administrative Board later in 2019.

New objectives

The European ATM Master Plan Level 3 Implementation Plan - 2019 has been endorsed by the Provisional Council of EUROCONTROL in May 2019.

Further integration of airspace architecture study (AAS) elements into MPL3 Implementation Plan 2019 is currently in progress. The updated version of the plan with AAS elements will be published on this website accordingly.

  • AOP15  Enhanced traffic situational awareness and airport safety nets for the vehicle drivers
  • AOP16  Guidance assistance through airfield ground lighting
  • AOP17  Provision/integration of departure planning information to NMOC
  • AOP18  Runway Status Lights (RWSL)
  • ATC19   Enhanced AMAN-DMAN integration
  • ATC20   Enhanced STCA with down-linked parameters via Mode S EHS
  • INF09    Digital Integrated briefing
  • NAV11  Implement precision approach procedures using GBAS CAT II/III based on GPS L1

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 for two objectives NAV11 and INF09 which are “initial” objectives i.e. will not be monitored in LSSIP yet.

Amended objectives

  • ATC2.9  Short Term Conflict Alert (STCA) for TMAs
  • COM11.1 Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) in En-Route
  • COM11.2 Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) in Airport/Terminal
  • NAV03.1 RNAV 1 in TMA Operations
  • NAV03.2 RNP 1 in TMA Operations
  • NAV10  RNP Approach Procedures to instrument RWY
  • NAV12  ATS IFR Routes for Rotorcraft Operations

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 the 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 cosed 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.

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European ATM Master Plan level 3 - implementation plan (2019)
AOP15 Enhanced traffic situational awareness and airport safety nets for the vehicle drivers
AOP16 Guidance assistance through airfield ground lighting
AOP17 Provision/integration of departure planning information to NMOC
AOP18 Runway Status Lights (RWSL)
ATC19 Enhanced AMAN-DMAN integration
ATC20 Enhanced STCA with down-linked parameters via Mode S EHS
NAV11 Implement precision approach procedures using GBAS CAT II/III based on GPS L1
ATC2.9 Short Term Conflict Alert (STCA) for TMAs
COM11.1 Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) in En-Route
COM11.2 Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) in Airport/Terminal
NAV03.1 RNAV 1 in TMA Operations
NAV03.2 RNP 1 in TMA Operations
NAV10 RNP Approach Procedures to instrument RWY
NAV12 ATS IFR Routes for Rotorcraft Operations