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NextGen Priorities – Surface Operations and Data Sharing

Some of the greatest efficiencies can be gained while an aircraft is still on the ground and at the gate, and when connecting the surface to the enroute airspace. The FAA commits to implementing near-term surface improvements, sharing more data with stakeholders, and completing feasibility assessments of some other capabilities of interest. The goal of these enhancements is to measurably increase predictability and provide actionable and measurable surface efficiency improvements. These commitments are a subset of the overall series of programs and activities the FAA is planning to improve operations in these domains.

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Implementation Commitment

Implementation Commitment
2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
Q3 Q4 Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4
Advanced Electronic Flight Strips (AEFS) Implemented
  • CLE
    ATCT
    ×

    Reason for date change at CLE
    ATCT
    : Completed prior to commitment date.

    date change ahead of schedule

    Q1 2015 Revised date

    Q2 2015 Baseline date

Implemented
  • EWR
    ATCT
    ×

    This implementation commitment was added as a result of the pre-implementation feasibility assessment for AEFS in New York.

Implemented
  • LAS ATCT
  • SFO ATCT
FAA to Increase Data Sharing providing Surface Surveillance MLAT CAT 10 data (MA and Incidental NMA) to Industry via SWIM Implemented
FAA to ingest 11 Data Elements via TFMS Update Implemented
Surface Departure Management Demonstration Charlotte (ATD-2) Implemented
Surface Surveillance Event Data Distribution to Users via SWIM (ASDE-X/ASSC) Implemented
  • SFO
System Wide Information Management (SWIM) Surface Visualization Tool (SVT) Deployment Implemented
  • Boston TRACON
    ×

    Reason for date change at Boston TRACON: Completed prior to commitment date.

    date change ahead of schedule

    Q1 2015 Revised date

    Q2 2015 Baseline date

  • Chicago TRACON
    ×

    Reason for date change at Chicago TRACON: Completed prior to commitment date.

    date change ahead of schedule

    Q1 2015 Revised date

    Q2 2015 Baseline date

  • Houston TRACON
    ×

    Reason for date change at Houston TRACON: Completed prior to commitment date.

    date change ahead of schedule

    Q1 2015 Revised date

    Q2 2015 Baseline date

  • Louisville TRACON
    ×

    Reason for date change at Louisville TRACON: Completed prior to commitment date.

    date change ahead of schedule

    Q1 2015 Revised date

    Q2 2015 Baseline date

  • New York TRACON
    ×

    Reason for date change at New York TRACON: Completed prior to commitment date.

    date change ahead of schedule

    Q1 2015 Revised date

    Q2 2015 Baseline date

Traffic Flow Management System (TFMS) & Time-Based Flow Management (TBFM) New Data Sharing via SWIM Subscription Implemented
  • TBFM
  • TFMS
Refer to the following text: Implemented Refer to the following text: On track Refer to the following text: New/Revised Refer to the following text: Delayed Refer to the following text: Dependent Refer to the following text: Removed

All dates are in calendar years.

Pre-Implementation Commitment

Pre-Implementation Commitment
2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
Q3 Q4 Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4
Feasibility Assessment for Electronic Flight Data for New York Advanced Electronic Flight Strips (AEFS)
Implemented
Feasibility Assessment for Terminal Flight Data Manager (TFDM) Program Departure Management
Implemented
Identify Forum for On-Going Industry Engagement with FAA Throughout TFDM Deployment
Implemented
Plan to Deliver TFDM Capabilities to Key Sites as Early as Possible
Implemented
Plan to Move Up the TFDM Build that Subsumes DSP within the Overall TFDM Waterfall
Implemented
Restoration of Original FY18-20 Funding for the TFDM Program and Contract Award Implemented
Refer to the following text: Implemented Refer to the following text: On track Refer to the following text: New/Revised Refer to the following text: Delayed Refer to the following text: Dependent Refer to the following text: Removed

All dates are in calendar years.

Industry Commitments

Industry Commitments
2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
Q3 Q4 Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4
Airport Operators as Collaborative Decision Making (CDM) Participants
Implemented
Data Sharing: Airports Select Four Initial Pilot Airports
Implemented
Data Sharing: Flight Operator, American Airlines to provide data for Charlotte Surface Departure Management
Implemented
Data Sharing: Flight Operators Provision of Specific Examples of Desired TFM Data Not Currently Available via SWIM
Implemented
Data Sharing: Flight Operators to Provide 11 Data Elements
Implemented
Flight Operators Conduct Outreach to Facilitate Data Sharing Participation from Additional Flight Operators
Implemented
Simplifying Application for System Wide Information Management (SWIM) Data
Implemented
Time Based Flow Management (TBFM) "Wheels Up" Procedural Change Using New "Earliest Off Block Time" Data Element Implemented
Refer to the following text: Implemented Refer to the following text: On track Refer to the following text: New/Revised Refer to the following text: Delayed Refer to the following text: Dependent Refer to the following text: Removed

All dates are in calendar years.

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