Improve runway and airfield safety with ATC clearances monitoring (i.e.: 'Airport safety nets' in PCP terminology) consists of the detection and alerting of conflicting ATC clearances to aircraft and deviation of vehicles and aircraft from their instructions, procedures or routing which may potentially put the vehicles and aircraft at risk of a collision.
The scope of this objective includes the Runway and Airfield Surface Movement area. ATC support tools at the aerodrome shall provide the detection of Conflicting ATC Clearances as well as deviations from ATC instructions, procedures or routes and shall be performed by the ATC system based on the knowledge of data including the clearances given to aircraft and vehicles by the air traffic controller, the assigned runway and holding point. The air traffic controller shall input all clearances given to aircraft or vehicles into the ATC system using a digital system, such as the EFS. Different types of conflicting clearances shall be identified (for example Line-Up vs. Take-Off). Some may only be based on the air traffic controller input; others may in addition use other data such as A-SMGCS surveillance data. 'Airport Safety Nets' tools shall alert air traffic controllers when aircraft and vehicles deviate from ATC instructions, procedures or routes. The detection of Conflicting ATC Clearances shall aim to provide an early prediction of situations that if not corrected would end up in hazardous situations that would be detected in turn by the runway incursion monitoring system (RIMS) if in operation. A-SMGCS level 2 (covered by ESSIP Objective AOP04.2) is seen as a pre-requisite for the deployment of Airport Safety Nets.
Note: Safety nets have been defined for and through regulation/specifications for other environments and RWY environment partly. If the term 'Airport safety net' is not consistent with those definitions, it will however be used in this objective for consistency with PCP terminology, Actually, this objective is affecting the safety nets and controller support tools envelopes. A-SMGCS Level 2 is a RWY safety net and provides alerts on hazardous situations on the RWY, regardless of whether the a/c have been cleared or not by ATC, which fits perfectly on the safety nets umbrella.
Note: An action has been launched with the SJU to clarify the operational scope of the functionality as well as to improve the consistency of the terminology.
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.
|Initial operational capability||01-01-2015||—||Applicability Area (PCP Airports)|
|Full operational capability||—||31-12-2020||Applicability Area (PCP Airports)|
|#02||Airport Safety Nets for controllers: conformance monitoring alerts and detection of conflicting ATC clearances||SESAR 1||Analysis|
|ASP01||Install required 'Airport Safety Nets'||
|ASP02||Train aerodrome control staff on the functionality of 'Airport Safety Nets'||
|ASP03||Implement digital systems such as Electronic Flight Strips (EFS)||
|APO01||Train all relevant staff on the functionality of 'Airport Safety Nets'||
|USE01||Train Pilots on the functionality of 'Airport Safety Nets'||
EUROCONTROL - Functional Requirements for A-SMGCS Implementation Level 2 - Edition 2.1 / 06/2010
|APO01, ASP01, ASP02|
EUROCONTROL - Integrated Tower Working Position Functional Requirements - V3.0 / 03/2009
SJU - SESAR Solution 02: Data Pack for airport safety nets for controllers
|APO01, ASP01, ASP02, USE01|