Phases of Flight
Timeline for Achieving OIs and Capabilities
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)
- Supported by NextGen Automatic Dependent Surveillance–Broadcast, Collaborative Air Traffic Management Technologies (CATMT) and System Wide Information Management (SWIM)
- Completed: Prototyped Aeronautical Common Service infrastructure through integration of commercial off-the-shelf tools
- Achieve In-Service Decision
- Operational Use of Digital Notices to Airmen (NOTAMs) in the NAS
2 OI 108212: Improved Management of Special Activity Airspace (SAA) (2014-2017)
- Completed: Deployed SWIM enterprise messaging nodes based on internal user demand at:
- 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
- Develop the interface requirements for Traffic Flow Management System for SUA
- Operational Use of SUA Data for Internal & External Consumers
Descriptions of OIs and Capabilities
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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.
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.
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.
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.