AOM13.1 — Harmonise Operational Air Traffic (OAT) and General Air Traffic (GAT) handling

Ensure that the principles, rules and procedures for OAT and GAT handling can be commonly applied to the maximum possible extent within ECAC airspace.

The needs of military aviation and ATM support are often beyond the scope of civil aviation and therefore not sufficiently covered by ICAO provisions for General Air Traffic (GAT). This requires the military to use Operational Air Traffic (OAT) as the means to provide the regulatory provisions and ATM arrangements necessary for successful military training and mission accomplishment. However, each State has developed different OAT rules, which need to be harmonised in line with the Functional Airspace Blocks (FAB) principles in order to further enhance civil-military coordination and in particular to progress and implement the interoperability of GAT and OAT structures and operations.

Harmonisation of OAT/GAT handling covers the following main actions:

- Identifying the various types of military operations which cannot be accommodated applying GAT rules and require additional rules and procedures (OAT);

- Defining EUROAT rules and procedures for handling military operations in European Civil Aviation Conference (ECAC) airspace whilst developing common civil military principles for the safe handling of civil and military traffic in one continuum of airspace.

- Harmonisation of military aeronautical information in Europe through European Aeronautical Service (EAD).

FOR MILITARY AUTHORITIES: It is the responsibility of each Military Authority to review this ESSIP Objective IN ITS ENTIRETY and address each of the SloAs that the Military Authority considers RELEVANT for itself. This has to be done on top and above of the review of "MIL" SloAs which identify actions EXCLUSIVE to MIL Authorities

Edition
2016
Stakeholders
Regulator / Air Navigation Service Provider / Military
Type
SESAR
Scope
ECAC
Status
Active

Context

Related Elements

Applicability Area(s) and Timescales

Applicability Area:
All ECAC States except: Albania, Latvia, Luxembourg, Maastricht UAC, Malta, Moldova
Timescales From By Applicable to
Initial operational capability 01-01-2012 Applicability Area
Full operational capability 31-12-2018 Applicability Area

Links to SESAR Solutions

Links to PCP ATM Sub-Functionalities

ICAO Block Modules: No associated data

References

Applicable legislation
- Regulation (EU) No 805/2011 laying down detailed rules for air traffic controllers- licences and certain certificates pursuant to Regulation (EC) No 216/2008
- Regulation (EC) No 2150/2005 laying down common rules for the flexible use of airspace
Applicable ICAO Annexes and other references
None
Deployment Programme 2016
Operating Environments

Expected Performance Benefits

Safety
Less risk of error through the use of common rules and procedures for OAT handling and for OAT/GAT interface.
Capacity
-
Operational efficiency
Increased efficiency of civil-military operations through the use of harmonised procedures at pan-European level.
Cost efficiency
-
Environment
-
Security
Increased through robust pan-European OAT provisions and structures to effectively support national and multinational military operations.
  Code Title From By Related Enablers
 
REG01 Revise national legislation as required
  • 01-01-2012
  • 31-12-2018
 
ASP01 Apply common principles, rules and procedures for OAT handling and OAT/GAT interface
  • 01-01-2012
  • 31-12-2018
 
ASP02 Train staff as necessary
  • 01-01-2012
  • 31-12-2018
 
MIL01 Apply common principles, rules and procedures for OAT handling and OAT/GAT interface
  • 01-01-2012
  • 31-12-2018
 
MIL02 Provide feedback on result of conformance analysis between national rules to EUROAT
  • 01-01-2011
  • 31-12-2012
 
MIL03 Implement a harmonized OAT Flight Plan DELETED
 
MIL04 Migrate military aeronautical information to EAD
  • 01-01-2010
  • 31-12-2015
 
MIL05 Implementing a pan-European OAT-IFR Transit Service (OATTS) DELETED
Code Dates
 
1999 99
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2009 09
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2013 13
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2019 19
2020 20
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2025 25
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
AOM13.1
 
20120101_20181231
REG01
 
20120101_20181231
ASP01
 
20120101_20181231
ASP02
 
20120101_20181231
MIL01
 
20120101_20181231
MIL02
 
20110101_20121231
MIL03 (DELETED)
20120101_20151231
MIL04
 
20100101_20151231
MIL05 (DELETED)
20130101_20151231

Supporting Material

Title Related SLoAs

EUROCONTROL - Air Traffic Controller Training at Operational Units - Edition 2.0 / 06/1999

https://trainingzone.eurocontrol.int

ASP02

EUROCONTROL - EAD Safety Case - Edition 2.3 / 09/2009

https://www.eurocontrol.int/articles/adq-library

MIL04

EUROCONTROL - SPEC 113 - EUROCONTROL Specification for ATCO Common Core Content Initial Training (Main document plus 7 Annexes) - Edition 1.0 / 10/2008

http://www.eurocontrol.int/publications/atco-common-core-content-initial-training-specification

ASP02

EUROCONTROL - SPEC 135 - EUROCONTROL Specification for Harmonised Rules for Operational Air Traffic (OAT) under Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) inside controlled Airspace of the ECAC Area (EUROAT) - Edition 2.0 / 10/2013

http://www.eurocontrol.int/publications/eurocontrol-specification-harmonized-rules-operational-air-traffic-oat

ASP01, MIL01, MIL02, REG01

Consultation & Approval

Working Arrangement in charge
MAB - Military ATM Board
Outline description approved in
Latest objective review at expert level
04/2012
Commitment Decision Body
Provisional Council (PC)
Objective approved/endorsed in
07/2010
Latest change to objective approved/endorsed in
07/2012