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AOP13 — Automated Assistance to Controller for Surface Movement Planning and Routing

The A-SMGCS Routing service provides the generation of taxi routes, with the corresponding estimated taxi time for planning considerations. Taxi routes may be modified by the controller before being assigned to aircraft and vehicles. These routes shall be available in the flight data processing system. Taxi times are continuously updated as the aircraft is operating on the airport surface.

The A-SMGCS Routing shall calculate the most operationally relevant route which permits the aircraft to go from stand to runway, from runway to stand or any other surface movement.

The controller working position shall allow the controller to manage surface route modification and creation if deemed necessary.

The flight data processing system shall be able to receive planned and cleared routes assigned to aircraft and vehicles and manage the status of the route for all concerned aircraft and vehicles.

Traffic will be controlled through the use of appropriate procedures allowing the issuance of information and clearances to traffic.

The A-SMGCS Routing Service should provide to external systems the estimated taxi-out time (EXOT) for aircraft as long as they are before pushback, if benefit provided compared to already existing A-CDM. External systems such as A-CDM might benefit from more accurate taxi times in order to enhance the pre-departure sequencing by providing accurate target take-off times (TTOT).

Note: For this objective, there is no requirement for the use of datalink for providing clearances to the pilot or vehicle driver (e.g. D-Taxi).

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 military authorities.

Edition
2019
Stakeholders
Regulator / Air Navigation Service Provider
Type
PCP
Scope
Airport
Status
Active

Context

Related Elements

Applicability Area(s) and Timescales

Applicability Area (PCP Airports):
See list of airports in MP Level 3 Implementation Plan - Annexes
Timescales From By Applicable to
Initial operational capability 01-01-2016 Applicability Area (PCP Airports)
Full operational capability 31-12-2023 Applicability Area (PCP Airports)

Links to SESAR Solutions

Links to PCP ATM Sub-Functionalities

ICAO Block Modules: No associated data

References

Applicable legislation
Regulation (EU) No 716/2014 on the establishment of the Pilot Common Project
Applicable ICAO Annexes and other references
None
Deployment Programme 2019
Family 2.4.1 - A-SMGCS Routing and Planning Functions
Operating Environments
Airport

Expected Performance Benefits

Safety
Improved through increased controllers' situational awareness for all ground movements.
Capacity
Increased availability of taxiway resources and reduced total taxi time by ground movements. Improved traffic flow on the aerodrome's manoeuvring area by providing accurate taxi times to A-CDM platform for predeparture sequencing.
Operational efficiency
Reduced fuel consumption due to reduced taxi time and reduced number of stops while taxiing.
Cost efficiency
-
Environment
Reduced environmental impact by reducing fuel consumption and then CO2 emissions.
Security
-
  Code Title From By Related Enablers
 
REG01 Coordination and final official approval of procedures by the local regulator is required
  • 01-01-2016
  • 31-12-2023
 
ASP01 Upgrade ATS systems to support automated assistance to air traffic controllers for surface movement planning and routing
  • 01-01-2016
  • 31-12-2023
 
ASP02 Ensure the planning and routing function is used to optimise pre-departure sequencing
  • 01-01-2021
  • 31-12-2023
 
ASP03 Implement operational procedures implementing automated assistance to air traffic controllers for surface movement planning and routing
  • 01-01-2016
  • 31-12-2023
 
ASP04 Develop, and deliver as necessary, a safety assessment of the changes imposed by the implementation of automated assistance to air traffic controllers for surface movement planning and routing
  • 01-01-2016
  • 31-12-2023
 
ASP05 Train all operational personnel concerned in the use of automated assistance for surface movement planning and routing
  • 01-01-2016
  • 31-12-2023
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AOP13
 
20160101_20231231
REG01
 
1%
20160101_20231231
ASP01
 
5%
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ASP02
 
1%
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ASP03
 
2%
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1%
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5%
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Supporting Material

Title Related SLoAs

EUROCONTROL - ITWP human-machine interface (HMI) description - V4.0 / 01/2017

https://www.eurocontrol.int/sites/default/files/publication/files/itwp-hmi-description-v4-20012017.pdf

ASP01

EUROCONTROL - SPEC 171 - EUROCONTROL Specification for Advanced-Surface Movement Guidance and Control System (A-SMGCS) Services - Edition 1.0 / 03/2018

https://www.eurocontrol.int/publication/eurocontrol-specification-smgcs-services

ASP01, ASP02, ASP03, ASP05

SJU - SESAR Solution 22: Data pack for automated assistance to controller for surface movement planning and routing

https://www.sesarju.eu/sesar-solutions/automated-assistance-controller-surface-movement-planning-and-routing

ASP01, ASP03, ASP04, ASP05, REG01

SJU - SESAR Solution 53: Data Pack for Pre-Departure Sequencing Supported by Route Planning

https://www.sesarju.eu/sesar-solutions/pre-departure-sequencing-supported-route-planning

ASP02

Consultation & Approval

Working Arrangement in charge
Airport Operations Team (AOT)
Outline description approved in
Latest objective review at expert level
05/2018
Commitment Decision Body
Provisional Council (PC)
Objective approved/endorsed in
09/2016
Latest change to objective approved/endorsed in