On Demand NAS Information ensures that airspace and aeronautical information is consistent across applications and locations, and available to authorized subscribers and equipped aircraft.
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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: 103305 applies to the Pushback and Domestic and Oceanic Cruise Phases of Flight. OI 2: 108212 applies to the Pushback and Domestic and Oceanic Cruise Phases of Flight.

Timeline for Achieving OIs and Capabilities

OI 103305: On-Demand NAS Information (2013-2018) – The current timeline spans from FY 2012 to FY 2016 and beyond.  Provide NAS Status via Digital Notices to Airmen (NOTAMs) for FOCs/AOCs is currently in development and will be available in FY 2015.  Work on Provide Improved Advisories for Flight Operators Center (FOC)/Airline Operations Center (AOC) will begin in FY 2016. OI 108212: Improved Management of Special Activity Airspace (2014-2017) – The current timeline spans from FY 2012 to FY 2016 and beyond.  Improve SUA-Based Flow Predictions is currently in development and will be available in FY 2015 (see note 1).  Work on ANSP Real-Time Status for SAA will begin in FY 2016.

1 Formerly Special Use Airspace (SUA) Forecast of Capacity Constraints

Selected Work Activities

1 OI 103305: On-Demand National Airspace System (NAS) Information (2013-2018)

Budget

FY 2012

  • Completed: Prototyped Aeronautical Common Service infrastructure through integration of commercial off-the-shelf tools

FY 2013

  • Achieve In-Service Decision

FY 2014+

  • Operational Use of Digital Notices to Airmen (NOTAMs) in the NAS

2 OI 108212: Improved Management of Special Activity Airspace (SAA) (2014-2017)

Budget

  • Supported by Collaborative Air Traffic Management, CATMT and SWIM

FY 2012

  • Completed: Deployed SWIM enterprise messaging nodes based on internal user demand at:
    • ATL
    • ZLC
  • Completed: Completed prototype development and demonstrations of Airport Survey Collection, SUA editing capability, and Aeronautical Common Service information
  • Completed: Conducted airborne access to SWIM Operational and Technical Requirements Industry Day
  • Completed: Developed the requirements for Aeronautical Information Management, SWIM interface for SUA

FY 2013

  • Develop the interface requirements for Traffic Flow Management System for SUA

FY 2014+

  • Operational Use of SUA Data for Internal & External Consumers

Descriptions of OIs and Capabilities

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1 OI 103305: On-Demand NAS Information
NAS and aeronautical information will be available to users on demand. NAS and aeronautical information is consistent across applications and locations are available to authorized subscribers and equipped aircraft. Proprietary and security-sensitive information is not shared with unauthorized agencies or individuals.
In Development

Provide NAS Status via Digital NOTAM for Flight Operations Centers (FOCs)/Airline Operations Centers (AOCs)
This increment enables the issuance of digital NOTAMs for those airspace constraints affecting a flight based on its trajectory. The initial implementation includes distribution outside of the Air navigation service provider (ANSP), including FOCs and AOCs.

In Concept Exploration

Provide Improved Advisories for FOC/AOC
This increment ensures that NAS and aeronautical information is consistent, allowing users to subscribe to and receive the most current information from a single source. The information that will be made available and be distributed via SWIM is airport reference and configuration (current and planned) and will follow the Aeronautical Information Exchange Model standard.

2 OI 108212: Improved Management of SAA
Changes to status of airspace for special use are readily available for operators and the ANSPs. The status changes are transmitted to the flight deck via voice or Data Communications. Flight trajectory planning is managed dynamically based on real-time use of airspace.
In Development

Improve SUA-Based Flow Predictions
This increment translates the SUA activation schedule and knowledge of the airspace configurations into predicted traffic flow constraints. Route impact assessments would therefore account for forecast airspace capacity loss and route blockage, including SUAs.

In Concept Exploration

ANSP Real-Time Status for SAA
Airspace use is optimized and managed in real time, based on actual flight profiles and real-time operational use parameters. Airspace reservations for military operations, unmanned aircraft system flights, space flight and re-entry, restricted or warning areas, and flight training areas are managed on an as-needed basis. Enhanced automation-to-automation communications and collaboration enables decision makers to dynamically manage airspace for special use, increasing real-time access and use of available airspace. The enhanced interface provides a consistent source of SAA status digitally to external users such as the Department of Defense.