PENS (Pan-European Network Service) is an international ground/ground communications infrastructure jointly implemented by EUROCONTROL and European ANSPs in order to meet existing and future ATM communication requirements.
NewPENS builds on PENS and aims at providing a new framework, with an adapted governance, to reap the benefits of having a single IP backbone for all ATM services in the ICAO EUR/NAT region.
NewPENS will support SESAR deployment and, in particular, the implementation of the PCP Regulation (Regulation (EU) No 716/2014) which in Para. 5.5 of its Annex states that "to support the blue SWIM Technical Infrastructure (TI) Profile, very high and high capacity centres shall be connected to Pan-European Network Services (PENS)". The Blue SWIM TI profile includes the exchange of Flight Object (FO) information and therefore, civil and military ANSPs planning to implement FO information will have to become NewPENS users.
The aim of NewPENS is to support information exchanges for all ATM services, not only for ANSPs and the Network Manager, but also supporting interactions with military, airport and aircraft operator. It is up to these stakeholders, depending on their requirements, to join NewPENS or use public Internet Protocol network.
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.
NOTE: This is an "Initial" objective to provide advance notice to stakeholders. Some aspects of the objective require further validation.
|ASP01||Provide NewPENS connectivity infrastructure||
|ASP02||Migrate to NewPENS||
|APO01||Migrate to NewPENS, if deemed beneficial||
|USE01||Migrate to NewPENS, if deemed beneficial||
|NM01||Adapt NM systems to allow stakeholders have access to existing datacentres via NewPENS||
|NM02||Migrate to NewPENS||