FCM06 — Traffic complexity assessment

The Traffic Load management tool addressed by SESAR OI step CM-0101 (Automatic support for traffic load density management) is the predecessor of traffic complexity tools. The traffic complexity tools continuously monitor sector demand and evaluate traffic complexity (by applying predefined complexity metrics) according to a predetermined qualitative scale. The predicted complexity coupled with traffic demand enables ATFCM to take timely action to adjust capacity, or request the traffic profile changes in coordination with ATC and airspace users.
The rigid application of ATFCM regulations based on standard capacity thresholds as the pre-dominant tactical capacity measure needs to be replaced by a close working relationship between ANSPs and Network Manager, which would monitor both the real demand, the effective capacity of sectors having taken into account the complexity of expected traffic situation.

NOTE 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
Air Navigation Service Provider / Network Manager
Type
PCP
Scope
EU+
Status
Active

Context

Applicability Area(s) and Timescales

Applicability Area:
All EU+ States
Timescales From By Applicable to
Initial operational capability 01-01-2015 Applicability Area
Full operational capability 31-12-2021 Applicability Area

Links to SESAR Solutions

Links to PCP ATM Sub-Functionalities

References

Applicable legislation
Regulation (EU) No 677/2011 laying down detailed rules for the implementation of air traffic management (ATM) network functions and amending Regulation (EU) No 691/2010
Regulation (EU) No 716/2014 on the establishment of the Pilot Common Project
Applicable ICAO Annexes and other references
None
Deployment Programme 2016
Family 4.4.2 - Traffic Complexity Tools
Operating Environments

Expected Performance Benefits

Safety
The better ATCO workload predictability via deployment of the traffic complexity assessment tool will lead to safety gains. Enhancement also through reduction in controller workload.
Capacity
Increased through the better resource utilisation to enhance productivity and reduce controller workload.
Operational efficiency
Increased through use of more optimal routes leading to fuel saving and lower CO2 emissions.
Cost efficiency
-
Environment
Reductions in emissions through use of more optimal routes.
Security
-
  Code Title From By Related Enablers
 
ASP01 Implement Local Traffic Load Management tool
  • 01-01-2015
  • 31-12-2021
 
ASP02 Receive, process and integrate ETFMS Flight Data (EFD)
  • 01-01-2015
  • 31-12-2021
 
ASP03 Implement Local Traffic Complexity tools and procedures
  • 01-01-2018
  • 31-12-2021
 
NM01 Provide EFD to the local traffic complexity tools
  • 01-01-2015
  • 31-12-2021
 
NM02 Improved trajectory in NM systems
  • 01-01-2015
  • 31-12-2021
 
NM03 Network Traffic Complexity Assessment
  • 01-01-2015
  • 31-12-2021
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FCM06
 
20150101_20211231
ASP01
 
20150101_20211231
ASP02
 
20150101_20211231
ASP03
 
20180101_20211231
NM01
 
20150101_20211231
NM02
 
20150101_20211231
NM03
 
20150101_20211231

Supporting Material

Title Related SLoAs

EUROCONTROL - Flight Progress Messages Document - 2.100 / 03/2015

https://www.eurocontrol.int/sites/default/files/content/documents/nm/network-operations/user-guides/flight-progress-msg.pdf

ASP02, NM01

SJU - SESAR Solution 19: Data Pack for automated support for traffic complexity detection and resolution

http://www.sesarju.eu/sesar-solutions/optimised-atm-network-services/automated-support-traffic-complexity-detection-and

ASP02, ASP03, NM01, NM02, NM03

Consultation & Approval

Working Arrangement in charge
NETOPS
Outline description approved in
Latest objective review at expert level
Commitment Decision Body
Provisional Council (PC)
Objective approved/endorsed in
10/2015
Latest change to objective approved/endorsed in
10/2015