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ATC16 — Implement ACAS II compliant with TCAS II change 7.1

This implementation objective is aligned to Regulation (EU) No 1332/2011 of 16 December 2011 laying down common airspace usage requirements and operating procedures for airborne collision avoidance.

This objective is applicable to all flights performed by turbine-powered aeroplanes, regardless of State of Registry:
- with MTOW > 5700 kg, or
- authorised to carry more than 19 passengers; or
- any other aeroplane equipped on a voluntary basis with ACAS II.

This objective is not applicable to unmanned aircraft systems

Regulation (EU) No 1332/2011 applies as of 01 March 2012. By way of derogation, for aircraft with individual certificate of airworthiness issued before 1 March 2012, the provisions in Regulation (EU) No 1332/2011 shall apply as of 1st December 2015.

For ACAS II (with 7.0 logic), Military Authorities of ECAC Member States previously agreed on a voluntary installation programme on military transport type aircraft from 01 January 2005. Germany made ACAS II mandatory within its airspace from 01 January 2000 for all aircraft including military transport type aircraft (DE AIC IFR 8 - 23 DEC 04).

NOTE FOR MILITARY AUTHORITIES: It is the responsibility of each Military Authority to review this 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
2019
Stakeholders
Regulator / Air Navigation Service Provider / Military / Airspace Users
Type
SESAR
Scope
ECAC+
Status
Achieved

Context

Related Elements

Applicability Area(s) and Timescales

Applicability Area:
All ECAC+ States
Timescales From By Applicable to
Initial operational capability 01-03-2012 Applicability Area
Full operational capability 31-12-2015 Applicability Area

Links to SESAR Solutions

Links to PCP ATM Sub-Functionalities

ICAO Block Modules: No associated data

References

Applicable legislation
Commission Regulation (EU) No 1332/2011 of 16 December 2011 laying down common airspace usage requirements and operating procedures for airborne collision avoidance
Applicable ICAO Annexes and other references
ICAO Annex 10 - Amendment 85 of October 2010

Deployment Programme 2019
Operating Environments

Expected Performance Benefits

Safety
Improve ATM safety by reducing incidence of mid-air collisions between aircraft.
Capacity
N/A
Operational efficiency
-
Cost efficiency
N/A
Environment
N/A
Security
N/A
  Code Title From By Related Enablers
 
REG01 Supervise compliance with regulatory provisions
  • 01-03-2012
  • 31-12-2015
 
REG02 Provide airworthiness certification
  • 01-03-2012
  • 31-12-2015
 
REG03 Deliver operational approval for ACAS II version 7.1 equipped aircraft
  • 01-03-2012
  • 31-12-2015
 
ASP01 Train controllers
  • 01-03-2012
 
ASP02 Establish ACAS II (TCAS II version 7.1) performance monitoring
  • 01-03-2012
 
MIL01 Equip and put into service transport-type aircraft with ACAS II (TCAS II version 7.1) capability
  • 01-03-2012
  • 31-12-2015
 
MIL02 Train aircrews of tactical aircraft (not ACAS II equipped)
  • 31-03-2012
 
USE01 Obtain airworthiness certification for ACAS II version 7.1 equipped aircraft
  • 01-03-2012
  • 31-12-2015
 
USE02 Obtain operational approval for ACAS II version 7.1 equipped aircraft
  • 01-03-2012
  • 31-12-2015
Code Dates
 
1999 99
2000 00
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2010 10
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2012 12
2013 13
2014 14
2015 15
2016 16
2017 17
2018 18
2019 19
2020 20
2021 21
2022 22
2023 23
2024 24
2025 25
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
ATC16
 
20120301_20151231
REG01
 
95%
20120301_20151231
REG02
 
91%
20120301_20151231
REG03
 
82%
20120301_20151231
ASP01
20120301
ASP02
20120301
MIL01
 
37%
20120301_20151231
MIL02
20120331
USE01
 
20120301_20151231
USE02
 
20120301_20151231

Supporting Material

Title Related SLoAs

EASA - AMC 20-15 - Airworthiness Certification Considerations for the Airborne Collision Avoidance System (ACAS II) with optional Hybrid Surveillance - ED Decision 2011/001/R / 03/2011

http://www.easa.europa.eu/system/files/dfu/Annex II - AMC 20-15.pdf

ASP01, REG01, REG02, USE02

EASA - ETSO-C119c - Traffic Alert and Collision Avoidance System (TCAS) Airborne Equipment, TCAS II - ED Decision 2009/015/R / 12/2009

http://easa.europa.eu/system/files/dfu/ws_prod-g-doc-Agency_Mesures-Agency_Decisions-2009-cs_etso_5-Annex-II---ETSO.pdf

ASP01, ASP02, REG01, REG02, USE01, USE02

EUROCAE - ED-143 - Volume I : Minimum Operational Performance Standards for Traffic Alert and Collision Avoidance System II (TCAS II) Volume II : TCAS II Collision Avoidance System (CAS) Requirements Specification- Attachment A to Volume II 09/2008

https://eshop.eurocae.net/eurocae-documents-and-reports

ASP02, MIL01, REG02, REG03, USE01, USE02

EUROCAE - ED-143 Change 1 - Minimum Operational Performance Standards For Traffic Alert and Collision Avoidance 04/2009

https://eshop.eurocae.net/eurocae-documents-and-reports

ASP02, MIL01, REG02, REG03, USE01, USE02

EUROCAE - ED-181 - Guidance for the Development of Airborne Collision Avoidance Systems 09/2010

https://eshop.eurocae.net/eurocae-documents-and-reports

MIL01, REG01, REG02, REG03, USE01, USE02

EUROCONTROL - ACAS Guide

https://www.eurocontrol.int/system/airborne-collision-avoidance-system

ASP01

ICAO - Annex 10,Volume IV - Aeronautical Telecommunications, Volume IV - Surveillance and Collision Avoidance Systems - 4th Edition

http://store1.icao.int/

ASP01, MIL02, REG01, REG02

ICAO - Doc 9863 - Airborne Collision Avoidance System (ACAS) Manual - Edition 2 / 01/2012

https://store.icao.int/

ASP01, ASP02, MIL02, REG01, REG02

RTCA - DO-185A - Minimum Operational Performance Standards for Traffic Alert and Collision Avoidance System II (TCAS II) Airborne Equipment 12/1997

http://www.rtca.org/store_list.asp

REG03

RTCA - DO-185B - Minimum Operational Performance Standards for Traffic Alert and Collision Avoidance System II (TCAS II) 08/2006

http://www.rtca.org/store_list.asp

REG03, USE02

RTCA - DO-185B-Change 1 - Minimum Operational Performance Standards for Traffic Alert and Collision Avoidance System II (TCAS II) - Change 1 01/2007

http://www.rtca.org/store_list.asp

REG03, USE02

Consultation & Approval

Working Arrangement in charge
Unassigned
Outline description approved in
03/2011
Latest objective review at expert level
04/2012
Commitment Decision Body
Provisional Council (PC)
Objective approved/endorsed in
08/2011
Latest change to objective approved/endorsed in
07/2012