The Integrated Initial Flight Plan Processing System (IFPS) is a centralised service of the Network Manager operations centre (NMOC) designed to rationalise the reception, initial processing and distribution of flight plan data related to instrument flight rules (IFR) flight within the ICAO EUR Region known as the IFPS Zone (IFPZ). Flight plans and associated update messages may be submitted as individual messages or as repetitive flight plans. The IFPS shall check all messages received or changes thereto for:
- compliance with all format and data conventions;
- completeness and accuracy.
The IFPS shall take action to ensure that the flight plan is acceptable to air traffic services.
Learn more about IFPS in our user guide.