FCM09 — Enhanced ATFM slot swapping

In today operations, 'Air Traffic Flow Management (ATFM) slot swapping' allows Airspace Users (AU) to request to the Network Manager (NM) a rearrangement of their own flights subject to a regulation in order to better suit their needs.
However the current process has some limitations and the AU requests for rearrangement of their flights to NM cannot be always accommodated.
The enhanced ATFM Slot Swapping improves the slot swapping currently used by Airspace Users (AU), by allowing the function to be extended within the same group of airlines/operators (i.e. an alliance), by re-prioritising their flights during the pre-tactical part of operations.
The Enhanced Slot swapping increases flexibility for Airspace Users; within the same group of airlines (alliance) and provides a wider range of possibilities, by facilitating the identification of possible swaps for a regulated flight and by reducing the rate of rejection of swap request by refining current processes.
The Network Management function will supervise the swapping or changing of flight priority requests.

NOTE 1: The airport operators are not directly involved in the implementation of the objective. However, there are indirect links through the provision of slot change information to them, via A-CDM process.

NOTE 2: This objective is related to the OI Step AUO-0101-A, but it does not cover the full scope of the OI. It is only addressing a first phase, related to the extension of slot swapping within the same alliance of airlines. The full deployment of the OI is not currently planned.

NOTE 3: The ATFM Slot Swapping is a feature to be implemented only by the NM and by the Airspace Users with no intervention from the ANSPs. Therefore the implementation is not associated to a geographical applicability area.

Edition
2016
Stakeholders
Airspace Users / Network Manager
Type
SESAR
Scope
ECAC
Status
Active

Context

Applicability Area(s) and Timescales

Applicability Area:
Timescales From By Applicable to
Initial operational capability 01-01-2016
Full operational capability 31-12-2021

Links to SESAR Solutions

Links to PCP ATM Sub-Functionalities

References

Applicable legislation
None
Applicable ICAO Annexes and other references
None
Deployment Programme 2016
Operating Environments

Expected Performance Benefits

Safety
-
Capacity
Maximisation of throughput during period of constrained capacity.
Operational efficiency
Airspace users can choose which of their flights to prioritise for operational reasons.
Cost efficiency
Airlines save costs with each slot swap that is executed.
Environment
-
Security
-
  Code Title From By Related Enablers
 
USE01 Upgrade the Flight Operations Centre (FOC) interface
  • 01-01-2016
  • 31-12-2021
 
USE02 Train the personnel
  • 01-01-2016
  • 31-12-2021
 
NM01 Upgrade the NM systems and develop the associated procedures
  • 01-01-2016
  • 31-12-2017
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Supporting Material

Title Related SLoAs

SJU - SESAR Solution 56: Data Pack for Enhanced ATFM Slot Swapping

http://www.sesarju.eu/sesar-solutions/optimised-atm-network-services/enhanced-air-traffic-flow-management-atfm-slot

NM01, USE01, USE02

Consultation & Approval

Working Arrangement in charge
NETOPS
Outline description approved in
Latest objective review at expert level
05/2016
Commitment Decision Body
Provisional Council (PC)
Objective approved/endorsed in
Latest change to objective approved/endorsed in