Repetitive Flight Plan Processing

We facilitate flight planning operations for aircraft operators (AOs) through a centralised Repetitive Flight Plan (RPL) system.

The Repetitive flight plan processing service ensures facilitation of flight planning operations within the Network Manager (NM) distribution area for aircraft operators (AOs) through a centralised Repetitive Flight Plan (RPL) system.

A RPL submission is an electronic file and exists in two versions – new lists (NLST) and revised lists (RLST). AOs can submit them to the Network Manager Operations Centre’s RPL team for the summer and winter seasons (corresponding to the European clock change). This makes submitting individual flight plans no longer necessary within the Network Manager (NM) distribution area.

Upon receipt of the RPL, an acknowledgment message for the RPL submission is sent to the originator by email.

RPLs are (re-)processed for each new Aeronautical Information Regulation and Control (AIRAC) cycle. Invalid ones are corrected by RPL operators who send the feedback to the AOs.

A RPL input application enabled RPLs to be submitted in an electronic format compatible with the RPL System, which was then sent by email as an attachment. However, the application is no longer supported by the Network Manager Directorate. We are therefore not providing any new accesses to the application, nor is it technically supported.

Deliverables

The service delivers:

  • automated generation (20 hours before the estimated off-block time (EOBT)) and distribution of validated individual flight plans to the Integrated Initial Flight Plan Processing System (IFPS);
  • Operational Reply Messages (ORMs).

Availability

This service is restricted to organisations which are actively engaged in ATFM operations, aircraft operations – and related support services.

Phase out

The EUROCONTROL Network Manager (NM) will be phasing out its RPL service as of 29 March 2020 in the FIRs of the EUROCONTROL NM area of operations.

Related services and tools

Flight plan filing and management

CHMI

Collaboration human machine interface

NOP

Network operations portal

NM B2B

Network Manager business-to-business web services

IFPS

Integrated initial flight plan processing system