Collaborative Air Traffic Management involves National Airspace System (NAS) operators and FAA traffic managers, along with advanced automation, in managing daily airspace and airport capacity issues such as congestion, special activity airspace and weather. Updated automation will deliver routine information digitally.
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Phases of Flight

A diagram depicting the Phases of Flight: Flight Planning; Pushback, Taxi, Takeoff, Domestic and Oceanic Cruise, Descent, Final Approach, and Landing, Taxi. OI 1: 101102 applies to the Flight Planning Phase of Flight. OI 2: 105208 applies to the Flight Planning, Pushback, Taxi, and Domestic and Oceanic Cruise Phases of Flight. OI 3: 105302 applies to the Flight Planning Phase of Flight.

Timeline for Achieving OIs and Capabilities

OI 101102: Provide Full Flight Plan Constraint Evaluation with Feedback (2013-2018) Ð The current timeline spans from FY 2012 to FY 2013.  Collaborative Trajectory Options Program is currently available (see note 1).  Route Availability Planning will be available in FY 2013 (see note 2). OI 105208: Time Management Initiatives (TMI) with Flight-Specific Trajectories (2014-2015) Ð The current timeline spans from FY 2012 to FY 2014.  Execution of Flow Strategies is currently available (see note 3).  Delivery of Pre-Departure Reroutes to Controllers is currently in development and will be available in FY 2014. OI 105302: Continuous Flight Day Evaluations (2012-2018) Ð The current timeline spans from FY 2012 to FY 2013.  Collaborative Airspace Constraint Resolution will be available in FY 2013 (see note 4).

1 Formerly Electronic Negotiations

2 Formerly Departure Routing Increment 1 2012, moved from Improved Surface Operations portfolio, timeline updated to reflect program baseline

3 Formerly Basic Rerouting Capability

4 Formerly Automated Congestion Resolution

Selected Work Activities

1 OI 101102: Provide Full Flight Plan Constraint Evaluation

Budget

FY 2012

  • Completed: Completed factory acceptance testing for Collaborative Trajectory Options Program
  • Completed: Completed operational testing with user flight planning interfaces for Collaborative Trajectory Options Program

FY 2013

  • Deploy Route Availability Planning for operational use at
    • C90

2 OI 105208: Traffic Management Initiatives (TMIs) with Flight-Specific Trajectories

Budget

  • Supported by NextGen CATMT

FY 2012

  • Completed: Execution of Flow Strategies operationally available NAS-wide

FY 2013

  • Conduct system and operational testing of accepting pre-departure reroutes into En Route Automation Modernization (ERAM) at
    • ZMP
    • ZDV

FY 2014+

  • Delivery of Predeparture Reroutes to Controllers operationally available NAS-wide

3 OI 105302: Continuous Flight Day Evaluations

Budget

  • Supported by NextGen CATMT

FY 2012

  • Completed: Completed requirements analysis for Collaborative Airspace Constraint Resolution

FY 2013

  • Deploy Collaborative Airspace Constraint Resolution for operational use for strategic and tactical constraints NAS-wide

Descriptions of OIs and Capabilities

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1 OI 101102: Provide Full Flight Plan Constraint Evaluation
Constraint information that impacts the proposed route of flight is incorporated into Air Navigation Service Provider (ANSP) automation, and is available to users.

Task Force: Integrated Integrated Air Traffic Management (ATM)

Available (at least one site)

Collaborative Trajectory Options Program
This increment provides flight planners with information about congestion along their intended routes and allows the system to accept user preferences as part of constraint resolution. This is a two-way exchange that gives the flight planner the choice of delaying a flight or choosing alternate routes. The initial phase of Collaborative Trajectory Options Program is limited to the period before a flight plan is filed.

Task Force: Improve Collaborative Air Traffic Management (CATM) Automation to Negotiate User-Preferred and Alternative Trajectories (7b, 8 and 46) and Integrated System-Wide Approach (CDM/TFM/ATC) (47)

Available (at least one site)

Route Availability Planning
Assessment of weather impact on departure routes and associated flights will be provided to tower traffic management coordinators and supervisors to improve departure operations.

This increment will be implemented via the Route Availability Planning Tool capability. This capability, coupled with Automatic Dependent SurveillanceÐBroadcast In, will be available to supervisory personnel and/or traffic management coordinators in Traffic Flow Management System (TFMS)-equipped towers.

2 OI 105208: TMIs with Flight-Specific Trajectories
This capability will increase the agility of the NAS to adjust and respond to dynamically changing conditions such as impacting weather, congestion and system outages.

Task Force: Integrated ATM and Data Communications

Available (at least one site)

Execution of Flow Strategies
This capability is the means by which TFMS-generated reroutes are defined and transmitted via System Wide Information Management, making the reroute information available to air traffic control facility automation tools. This capability makes reroute information available for processing, but depends upon changes in the ERAM program to deliver the change to the appropriate sectors.

In Development

Delivery of Pre-Departure Reroutes to Controllers
This increment will give ERAM additional capabilities to receive amended routes pre-departure and provide updated flight data to the tower. ERAM will also display the protected route segment data to the en route controllers to make them aware of any constraints it affects.

Task Force: Improve CATM Automation to Negotiate User-Preferred Routes and Alternate Trajectories (7b, 8 and 46) and Digital Air Traffic Control Communications for Revised Departure Clearances, Reroutes and Routine Communications (39)

3 OI 105302: Continuous Flight Day Evaluations
Continuous (real-time) constraints are provided to ANSP traffic management decision-support tools and the NAS users.
In Development

Collaborative Airspace Constraint Resolution
This increment recommends reroutes for flight-specific TMIs. An automated decision support tool models and proposes reroute solutions for pre-departure and airborne flights. It uses enhanced congestion prediction capabilities enabled by the integration of weather forecast data with existing and enhanced TFMS rerouting capabilities. Collaborative Airspace Constraint Resolution will allow NAS customers whose flights are predicted to encounter en route congestion due to weather (or other constraints) to submit inputs for constraint resolution.