ATM Operations

ATM Operations

The domain of ATM Operations is vast, and is most certainly at the core of the profession of air traffic controller (ATCO). It includes inter alia the development of strategies and coordinated solutions for air traffic services (ATS), airspace management, air traffic flow management (ATFM). All this with the aim of achieving and maintaining a harmonized global ATM operational environment.

 

ATM OPERATIONS includes all aspects of air traffic services, air traffic flow management, procedures and phraseology for air traffic control, airspace management, civil military coordination, and wake turbulence separation minima. It also touches on a number of other issues, from the specific angles of ATM and ATC.

 

What falls under ATM Operations?

According to the ATM Operations Panel (ATMOPSP), the following areas of expertise are an integral part of ATM Operations (ICAO, 2020):

Global air traffic management

  • Required total system performance: safety, regularity, efficiency, certification and quality assurance
  • Autonomy of flight
  • Situational awareness
  • Separation assurance
  • Collision avoidance
  • Optimization of traffic flows

Strategic airspace management

  • Airspace infrastructure planning
    • airspace organization
    • visual flight rules (VFR) operations
    • facilities and services
    • airborne capabilities
    • airspace planning methodology
  • ATM requirements for communications, navigation and surveillance
    • ATM requirements for communications (required communication performance (RCP), automatic dependent surveillance (ADS) systems, controller-pilot data link communications (CPDLC), data link-flight information services (D-FIS))
    • ATM requirements for navigation (required navigation performance (RNP), area navigation (RNAV) for en-route operations)
    • ATM requirements for surveillance (required surveillance performance (RSP), ADS systems)

Tactical airspace management

  • Dynamic use of airspace, civil/military co-ordination

Air traffic services (ATS)

  • Air traffic services systems
    • flight data processing system (FDPS), radar data processing system (RDPS)
    • utilization of data link
    • automated display systems
  • Air traffic services procedures
    • GNSS operations
    • operations on intersecting and same runways
    • air traffic incident reporting
    • adequacy of distress and urgency communications procedures
    • flight planning requirements
  • Air traffic services integration
    • ATS applications for air-ground data links, data interchange between automated ATS systems

Air traffic flow management

  • Air traffic flow management systems
    • functionality, data bases, user interface, surveillance input
  • Air traffic flow management procedures
    • strategic and tactical ATFM, slot allocation, ATFM messages
  • Air traffic flow management integration
    • global networking, integration of regional ATM systems and procedures

Functional integration

  • Flight operations and ATS
    • ATS applications for air-ground data links
    • voice position reporting
    • automatic position reporting
    • ADS-broadcast (ADS-B)
  • Flight operations and ATFM
    • flight plan negotiation
    • dynamic flight profiles
  • ATS and ATM
    • assessment of impact on ATS of data link applications

Contingency planning and crisis management

  • Planning, technical support and implementation

Search and rescue (SAR) procedures and requirements


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ATM Operations 180

  1. AAS 1.1 AIRBORNE COLLISION AVOIDANCE SYSTEMS (ACAS)
  2. AAS 1.15 CONCEPT OF GNSS-BASED ALTITUDE
  3. AAS 1.18 MULTIPLE DELAY ABSORPTION PROGRAMS
  4. AAS 1.19 OPERATIONAL USE OF DOWN-LINK AIRCRAFT PARAMETERS (DAPS)
  5. AAS 1.7 DISPLAY OF GNSS STATUS TO ATC
  6. AAS 1.8 4D TRAJECTORY CONCEPTS/MANAGEMENT
  7. AAS 1.9 REMOVAL OF GROUND BASED AIDS
  8. ACAS (TCAS Training for ATCOs)
  9. ADME 2.7 THE INTERFACE BETWEEN ATC AND AFIS
  10. ADME 2.8 ADVANCED APPROACH PROCEDURES
  11. ADME 2.9 REQUIRED NAVIGATION PERFORMANCE (RNP) FOR APPROACH AND LANDING
  12. AFIS (Airfield Information Service)
  13. Air Traffic Control Separation Monitoring Tool (ASMT)
  14. Air Traffic Control Separation Monitoring Tool (ASMT)
  15. Air Traffic Control Separation Monitoring Tool (ASMT)
  16. Aircraft Flying with ‘Due Regard’
  17. Airspace Classification
  18. ASAS-TN2 – Airborne Separation Assistance System Thematic Network 2
  19. ATC Aspects of Interception of Civil Aircraft
  20. ATC Collision Avoidance Techniques
  21. ATFM Factors Used to Determine Sector Capacity Values
  22. ATS – Study Restrictions in the Enroute Environment
  23. ATS – Study SID and STAR Design
  24. ATS 3.45 STATE AIRCRAFT AND DUE REGARD OPERATIONS
  25. Co-operative Separation
  26. Collaborative Decision Making
  27. COM 4.2 TRAFFIC INFORMATION BROADCAST BY AIRCRAFT
  28. Communication Between ATS Units
  29. Compliance with Air Traffic Flow Management Measures
  30. Conflict Detection Tools
  31. Cooperative Separation – Transfer of Control Functions to Pilots
  32. Datalink – Review Policy on Downstream Clearances
  33. Defining the Terms “Strategic” and “Tactical ” in the Air Traffic Control Context
  34. Defining the Terms “Strategic” and “Tactical” in the ATC Context
  35. Description of What Constitutes Performance
  36. Determining Operations Readiness of Automated ATM Systems
  37. Develop Policy on System Defences During Planned System Degradation
  38. Development of Policy on Formation Flights Within Controlled Airspace
  39. Development of Policy on the Application of Datalink
  40. Developments in Air Traffic Flow Management
  41. Developments in Air Traffic Flow Management
  42. Display of GNSS Status to ATC
  43. Downstream Clearance Via Datalink
  44. EATCHIP ATM Procedures Development Sub-Group
  45. Emergency Descent Procedures
  46. Environment – Study Emission Trading
  47. Environment – Study Environment Case
  48. Environmental Issues in ATM
  49. Environmental Policy
  50. Evaluating Team Resource Management Implementation within ATC and to Define the Practice for IFATCA
  51. Examine the Interface Between AFIS and ATC
  52. Free Flight
  53. Fusion of ADS and Radar Data
  54. Future ATM
  55. Future ATM Systems of the Next Century
  56. Harmonised Transition Altitude
  57. Helicopter Operations – ATC Aspects
  58. Helicopter Operations (ATC Aspects)
  59. Helicopter Operations (ATC Aspects)
  60. IFATCA’s Vision for the Future of Air Traffic Management (ATM)
  61. IFATCA’s Vision for the future of Air Traffic Management (ATM)
  62. Interactions ATC/ACAS
  63. Introduction of RVSM on a Trial Basis in the North Atlantic Region
  64. Investigate 4D Trajectory Concepts
  65. Investigate a Possible Future Air Traffic Management Concept
  66. Investigate Applications of Provision of Area Proximity Warnings
  67. Investigate Basic / Advanced Continuous Descent Approaches
  68. Investigate interactions between Traffic Collision Avoidance System and Mode S
  69. Investigate Minimum Safe Altitude Warning Systems (MSAW)
  70. Investigate Operational Use of Level Restrictions in SIDs, STARs and other Published Routes
  71. Investigate Route Conformance Monitoring System
  72. Investigation of the Nomenclature used in the Acronyms CIB & CIC
  73. Legal Issues in Paperless or Strip-less Environments
  74. List of Relevant ICAO Documents
  75. LM 11.5 UNSAFE AIRSPACE/AERODROME
  76. Management of Mixed Mode Operations
  77. Mixed and Segregated Modes of ADS Operations
  78. Mixing Datalink Equipages in the Same Airspace
  79. Monitor the Application and Implementation of RNAV
  80. Monitor the Developments in the Operational use of ASAS
  81. Monitoring Institutional Framework in ATM
  82. Monitoring the Use of TCAS
  83. NATSPG
  84. Off–Set Tracking in the North Atlantic (NAT)
  85. Operating in Unsafe Airspace
  86. Optimisation of Climb and Descent Profiles and Fuel Economy
  87. Performance Targets in Air Traffic Management
  88. Produce a Definition of Area Proximity Warning System
  89. Produce a Definition of Conflict Detection Tools
  90. Produce a Definition of Controller Tools
  91. Produce a Definition of Minimum Safe Altitude Warning Systems
  92. Produce Definition of Short Term Conflict Alert
  93. Professional and Legal Aspects of Downlinking TCAS RAs (TCAS Resolution Advisories)
  94. Provision of Services by Third Party Service Providers
  95. R/T Failure Procedures and Blocking of Frequencies
  96. Radar Monitoring in the En-route Phase
  97. Radar Monitoring Procedures in TMAs
  98. Rating for Automatic Dependent Surveillance Control
  99. Recent Developments in Mode S
  100. Reduced Vertical Separation Minima (RVSM)
  101. Regulation in Air Traffic Management
  102. Relations between pilot’s final authority and TWR’s responsibilities in conditions of poor or impaired visibility
  103. Relay of Flight Information from Air Traffic Service to Aircraft
  104. Removal of Ground Based Aids
  105. Review Continuous Descent Operations Manual
  106. Review Issues Regarding ATC Systems Capability to Monitor Relevant Controller Intervention Buffer (CIB) Parameters
  107. Review of ICAO’s Global Performance Manual
  108. Review of Policy in Regards to TCAS RA Downlink
  109. Review of Policy on Advanced Approach Procedures
  110. Review of Policy on Area Navigation
  111. Review of Policy on Ground Based Safety Nets
  112. Review of TCAS Policy
  113. Review of Technical Policy
  114. Review of the IFATCA Vision Document
  115. Review policy of ACAS / TCAS
  116. Review Policy on ACAS Phraseology
  117. Review Policy on Environmental Issues in ATM
  118. Review Policy on Formation Flights within Controlled Airspace
  119. Review Policy on Interception of Civil Aircraft
  120. Review Policy on Mixed Mode Operations
  121. Review Policy on Mode S – Operational Requirements
  122. Review Provisions of ATS with Particular Reference to Airspace Classification
  123. Review the Issue of ASAS Separation when less than the Relevant ATC Separation, e.g. Radar
  124. Review the Issues Concerning Controller Intervention Buffer
  125. RNAV – Monitoring its Implementation
  126. RVSM
  127. Safe Use of TCAS/ACAS and the Impact of Mode S Development
  128. SEP 7.3 FORMATION FLIGHTS WITHIN CONTROLLED AIRSPACE
  129. SEP 7.4 AIRBORNE SEPARATION ASSISTANCE SYSTEMS (ASAS) AND COCKPIT DISPLAY OF TRAFFIC INFORMATION (CDTI)
  130. SEP 7.5 CONTROLLER INTERVENTION BUFFER
  131. Short Term Conflict Alert
  132. SICASP/WG2 Meeting
  133. Simultaneous Operations on Intersecting Runways
  134. South Pacific of FANS-1/A Datalink Communications
  135. Staffing of ATFM Units – the Need for Licensed ATCOs to Man These Positions
  136. Standard Application of Units of Measure in Civil Aviation
  137. Study Advanced Offset Procedures
  138. Study Air Traffic Flow Management
  139. Study Automatic Dependent Surveillance (ADS) to Update IFATCA Provisional Policy
  140. Study Civil/Military Cooperation
  141. Study Continuous Climb Operations
  142. Study Controlled Time of Arrival Concept
  143. Study Developments Associated with Environmental Issues in ATC
  144. Study Down Link of Traffic Collision Avoidance System Resolution Advisories
  145. Study Merging and Sequencing Concepts
  146. Study Minimum Fuel
  147. Study of Automation – Controller Training
  148. Study of User Driven Prioritisation Process (UDPP)
  149. Study on Legal Liability when Airborne Collision Avoidance Systems (ACAS) are Implemented
  150. Study Operations in a Paper Stripless Environment
  151. Study Recategorization of Aircraft for Wake Turbulence
  152. Study Reporting of TCAS RAs
  153. Study Route Clearances and Associated Requirements
  154. Study Service Priority
  155. Study SID and STAR Naming and Relevant FMS Design
  156. Study Strategic Lateral Offset Procedure
  157. Study the Concept of Block Upgrades
  158. Study the Legal Aspects of the use of GNSS for Air Navigation
  159. Study Transponder Mandatory Zones
  160. Study Visual Separation on Approach
  161. Surveillance – Provide an update on ITP
  162. Surveillance Applications Policy – Conformance Monitoring
  163. Surveillance Applications Policy – Review Policy on Radar Monitoring
  164. Surveillance Applications Policy – Review Policy on ADS
  165. TCAS and ACAS Procedures
  166. Technical Aspects of Medium Term Conflict Detection
  167. Terrain and Obstacle Clearance Responsibilities
  168. Terrain Clearance and Airspace Design
  169. The “Free Flight Concept” – Human Factors Considerations
  170. The Application of Air Ground Datalink
  171. The Use of GNSS – ATC
  172. The Use of Lateral Offsets
  173. The Use of Lateral Offsets
  174. The Use of Non-flight Plannable Levels in the Nat Region for Contingency
  175. The Use of Safety Nets in ATM
  176. Three Main Systems of Flight Level (FL) Determination
  177. Transition Altitudes
  178. Vision for the Human in the Future ATM System
  179. WAAS
  180. Weather Deviation Procedure in Asia-Pacific Region

Last Update: September 19, 2020  

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