The partners combined two different SESAR solutions in one exercise (PJ09-W2-44 with a targeted V3 maturity; and PJ32-W3 with a targeted V2 maturity). The aim was to use the TopSky Flow Manager tool to support FMPs in their work to find the most suitable sector configuration over national boundaries, application of STAM measures/re-organization of traffic to lower complexity and share workload between the ATCOs in most beneficial way, irrespectively of national boundaries. In the exercise, the Air Traffic Flow and Capacity Management (ATFCM) responsibility was delegated between the flow managers of the involved ACCs and the operational procedures for ATS delegation were verified.
These features have been successfully validated during 2 sessions of 2 days (4-5 Oct then 11-12 Oct) in Thales premises in Rungis (close to Paris). Erik Langevi, NAVIAIR ATCO and COOPANS point of contact on these solutions said: “The integration of STAMs into the Controller Working Position (CWP) increases the air situation awareness and reinforces the cooperation between FMPs and ATCOs to have a smoother traffic management. Now we know that this feature is also feasible in a cross-border configuration”. 3 Air Traffic Controllers (ATCOs) have used the Thales innovative ATC platform, SkyLab, and 2 Flow Managers (FMPs) have used the TopSky Flow Manager.
These projects have received funding from the SESAR Joint Undertaking under the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreements No 874463, 101017587.
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