ATM Information Management is a domain highly critical for air traffic controllers, with new technologies, new protocols and procedures for data transmission, cybersecurity issues and automation, just to name a few, transforming the way information is managed within the ATM domain that we know today. Information management is one of the cornerstone of the ICAO Global Air Navigation Plan (GANP), and it is also at the centre of the realization of the vision established by the ICAO Global ATM Operational Concept (GATMOC).
What falls under ATM Information Management?
According to the Information Management Panel (IMP) and the ATM Requirements and Performance Panel (ATMRPP), the following areas of expertise are an integral part of ATM Information Management (ICAO, 2020):
- The development of a global, harmonised and interoperable approach and the associated concepts, necessary to ensure an effective management of information, including identifying the need for new information exchange formats, on a system-wide basis within the Air Navigation System.
- A global approach on Information Management, essential to ensure global interoperability and standardisation across all data domains and to support activities such as FF-ICE, the evolution of meteorology-related data towards digital information exchange and a NOTAM system appropriate to these new concepts.
- The SWIM concept and its components (e.g. technical resources such as information models and associated exchange formats, service models, governance functions and structure etc.) as an integral part of ATM Information Management.
- Information Management processes in the field of ATM, and the associated transition to national data domain specific systems ( Flight, Meteorology, Airport or AIS) to a cross data domain IM system, and the operational use of information supplied.
- The definition and elaboration of ATM information management concepts, functions and processes required to provide accredited, quality-assured and timely information, required by actors within the air navigation system and used to support operations (including FF-ICE, digital meteorology information exchange and the modernization of the NOTAM system) on a system-wide basis, including avionics.
- Service requirements necessary to maintain ATM information security, integrity, confidentiality and availability and to mitigate the risks of intentional disruption and/or changes to safety critical ATM information.
- The Development of an ATM information service architecture.
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ATS 3.1 REPLACEMENT FLIGHT PLANS
Where owing to ATFM restrictions upon the initial flight plan route, the initial plan is cancelled and a new plan filed there is a need to ensure that the replacement flight plan can be identified as such. Procedures to achieve this have been in use in the European Region for several years but have caused difficulties to states in other regions.
IFATCA Policy is:
ICAO should review, as soon as possible, world-wide procedures and systems for amending or replacing flight plans or flight plan information, to ensure that such system and procedures exist, and that amended or replacement flight plans, or portions thereof, are easily identifiable to control personnel.
|See: WP 34 – Frankfurt 1989See also: WP 90 – Frankfurt 1989|
Last Update: May 5, 2020
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Last Update: May 5, 2020