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 267

  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. Air Traffic Management for Tiltrotors
  17. Aircraft Flying with ‘Due Regard’
  18. Airport CDM (A-CDM)
  19. Airspace Classification
  20. Airspace Design and Procedures Controller Involvement
  21. ANSP Key Performance Indicators (KPIs)
  22. ASAS-TN2 – Airborne Separation Assistance System Thematic Network 2
  23. ATC Aspects of Interception of Civil Aircraft
  24. ATC Collision Avoidance Techniques
  25. ATFM and A-CDM Implementation in Asia
  26. ATFM Factors Used to Determine Sector Capacity Values
  27. ATM and the Handling of RPAS
  28. ATS – Study Restrictions in the Enroute Environment
  29. ATS – Study SID and STAR Design
  30. ATS 3.11 UNITS OF MEASUREMENT IN CIVIL AVIATION
  31. ATS 3.13 MIXED MODE OPERATIONS
  32. ATS 3.16 (ADVANCED) STRATEGIC LATERAL OFFSET PROCEDURES
  33. ATS 3.17 THE USE OF SAFETY NETS IN ATM
  34. ATS 3.18 CONTROLLER TOOLS
  35. ATS 3.19 CONFLICT DETECTION TOOLS
  36. ATS 3.2 CLEARANCES
  37. ATS 3.20 SHORT TERM CONFLICT ALERT
  38. ATS 3.21 AREA PROXIMITY WARNINGS
  39. ATS 3.22 ROUTE CONFORMANCE MONITORING SYSTEM (RCMS)
  40. ATS 3.23 MINIMUM SAFE ALTITUDE WARNING SYSTEMS
  41. ATS 3.24 ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES IN ATM
  42. ATS 3.25 SURVEILLANCE: IN-TRAIL PROCEDURES ITP
  43. ATS 3.29 CONTINUOUS DESCENT OPERATIONS (CDO) AND CONTINOUS CLIMB OPERATIONS (CCO)
  44. ATS 3.3 HARMONISATION OF THE AIRSPACE CLASSIFICATION
  45. ATS 3.30 AIR TRAFFIC FLOW MANAGEMENT – IMPLEMENTATION
  46. ATS 3.31 SID AND STAR NAMING
  47. ATS 3.32 CONTROLLED TIME OF ARRIVAL CONCEPT
  48. ATS 3.33 MERGING AND SEQUENCING CONCEPTS
  49. ATS 3.35 DYNAMIC SLOT TRADING PROCESS
  50. ATS 3.36 RECATEGORIZATION OF AIRCRAFT FOR WAKE TURBULENCE
  51. ATS 3.37 RELAY OF FLIGHT INFORMATION FROM AIR TRAFFIC SERVICE TO AIRCRAFT
  52. ATS 3.38 TERRAIN AND OBSTACLE CLEARANCE RESPONSIBILITIES
  53. ATS 3.4 STANDARDISATION OF REGIONAL TRANSITION ALTITUDES
  54. ATS 3.40 EMERGENCY DESCENT PROCEDURES
  55. ATS 3.41 SERVICE PRIORITY
  56. ATS 3.43 CRISIS MANAGEMENT
  57. ATS 3.45 STATE AIRCRAFT AND DUE REGARD OPERATIONS
  58. ATS 3.6 AIR TRAFFIC FLOW MANAGEMENT – ADHERENCE
  59. ATS 3.7 SECTOR CAPACITY VALUES
  60. ATS 3.9 RADAR MONITORING
  61. Blended Airspace
  62. Civilian and Military Integration in the Same Workspace
  63. Clearances vs Instructions
  64. Co-operative Separation
  65. Collaborative Decision Making
  66. COM 4.2 TRAFFIC INFORMATION BROADCAST BY AIRCRAFT
  67. Commercial Space Operations
  68. Communication Between ATS Units
  69. Compatibility in Clearances Issued
  70. Complexity of Multiple Delay Absorption Programmes
  71. Compliance with Air Traffic Flow Management Measures
  72. Conflict Detection Tools
  73. Conspicuity and ATS Surveillance
  74. Cooperative Separation – Transfer of Control Functions to Pilots
  75. Cybersecurity
  76. Datalink – Review Policy on Downstream Clearances
  77. Defining the Terms “Strategic” and “Tactical ” in the Air Traffic Control Context
  78. Defining the Terms “Strategic” and “Tactical” in the ATC Context
  79. Description of What Constitutes Performance
  80. Determining Operations Readiness of Automated ATM Systems
  81. Develop Policy on System Defences During Planned System Degradation
  82. Development of Policy on Formation Flights Within Controlled Airspace
  83. Development of Policy on the Application of Datalink
  84. Developments in Air Traffic Flow Management
  85. Developments in Air Traffic Flow Management
  86. Digitising Flight Progress Strip Displays
  87. Display of GNSS Status to ATC
  88. Display of Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) Surveillance Data on Controller Working Position
  89. Downstream Clearance Via Datalink
  90. Dynamic and Flexible ATS Route Systems
  91. EATCHIP ATM Procedures Development Sub-Group
  92. Emergency Descent Procedures
  93. En-route Wake Turbulence
  94. Environment – Study Emission Trading
  95. Environment – Study Environment Case
  96. Environmental Issues in ATM
  97. Environmental Policy
  98. Evaluating Team Resource Management Implementation within ATC and to Define the Practice for IFATCA
  99. Examine the Interface Between AFIS and ATC
  100. Flight Information Service
  101. Free Flight
  102. From RNAV Visual Approaches to Visual Guided Approaches Supplemented by RNAV
  103. Fusion of ADS and Radar Data
  104. Future ATM
  105. Future ATM Systems of the Next Century
  106. Global Aeronautical Distress and Safety System (GADSS)
  107. Harmonised Transition Altitude
  108. Helicopter Operations – ATC Aspects
  109. Helicopter Operations (ATC Aspects)
  110. Helicopter Operations (ATC Aspects)
  111. HF Considerations when Operating Multiple Operational Positions/Sectors
  112. IFATCA’s Vision for the Future of Air Traffic Management (ATM)
  113. IFATCA’s Vision for the future of Air Traffic Management (ATM)
  114. Interactions ATC/ACAS
  115. Introduction of RVSM on a Trial Basis in the North Atlantic Region
  116. Introduction to GNSS Landing Systems
  117. Investigate 4D Trajectory Concepts
  118. Investigate a Possible Future Air Traffic Management Concept
  119. Investigate Applications of Provision of Area Proximity Warnings
  120. Investigate Basic / Advanced Continuous Descent Approaches
  121. Investigate interactions between Traffic Collision Avoidance System and Mode S
  122. Investigate Minimum Safe Altitude Warning Systems (MSAW)
  123. Investigate Operational Use of Level Restrictions in SIDs, STARs and other Published Routes
  124. Investigate Route Conformance Monitoring System
  125. Investigation of the Nomenclature used in the Acronyms CIB & CIC
  126. Legal Issues in Paperless or Strip-less Environments
  127. List of Relevant ICAO Documents
  128. LM 11.5 UNSAFE AIRSPACE/AERODROME
  129. Management of Mixed Mode Operations
  130. Mixed and Segregated Modes of ADS Operations
  131. Mixing Datalink Equipages in the Same Airspace
  132. Monitor the Application and Implementation of RNAV
  133. Monitor the Developments in the Operational use of ASAS
  134. Monitoring Institutional Framework in ATM
  135. Monitoring the Use of TCAS
  136. Moving to a New Facility
  137. NATSPG
  138. Off–Set Tracking in the North Atlantic (NAT)
  139. Operating in Unsafe Airspace
  140. Operational use of DAPs (Down-link Aircraft Parameters)
  141. Optimisation of Climb and Descent Profiles and Fuel Economy
  142. Performance Targets in Air Traffic Management
  143. Phraseology on Ground Based Safety Nets
  144. Policy Review AAS 1.8 – 4D Trajectory Concepts / Management
  145. Policy Review: Strategic Lateral Offset Procedures (SLOP)
  146. Produce a Definition of Area Proximity Warning System
  147. Produce a Definition of Conflict Detection Tools
  148. Produce a Definition of Controller Tools
  149. Produce a Definition of Minimum Safe Altitude Warning Systems
  150. Produce Definition of Short Term Conflict Alert
  151. Professional and Legal Aspects of Downlinking TCAS RAs (TCAS Resolution Advisories)
  152. Provision of Services by Third Party Service Providers
  153. R/T Failure Procedures and Blocking of Frequencies
  154. Radar Monitoring in the En-route Phase
  155. Radar Monitoring Procedures in TMAs
  156. Radio Mandatory Zones / Transponder Mandatory Zones
  157. Rating for Automatic Dependent Surveillance Control
  158. Recent Developments in Mode S
  159. Reduced Vertical Separation Minima (RVSM)
  160. Reducing “Initial Call” Frequency Congestion
  161. Regulation in Air Traffic Management
  162. Relations between pilot’s final authority and TWR’s responsibilities in conditions of poor or impaired visibility
  163. Relay of Flight Information from Air Traffic Service to Aircraft
  164. Removal of Ground Based Aids
  165. Responsibility For Terrain And Obstacle Clearance During Weather Avoidance
  166. Review ATS 3.36 – Recategorization of Aircraft for Wake Turbulence
  167. Review Continuous Descent Operations Manual
  168. Review Issues Regarding ATC Systems Capability to Monitor Relevant Controller Intervention Buffer (CIB) Parameters
  169. Review of ICAO’s Global Performance Manual
  170. Review of IFATCA Automation Policy
  171. Review of Policy in Regards to TCAS RA Downlink
  172. Review of Policy on Advanced Approach Procedures
  173. Review of Policy on Area Navigation
  174. Review of Policy on Ground Based Safety Nets
  175. Review of Policy: Non-plannable Level in the NAT-Region
  176. Review of Policy: Resumption of Separation Following a TCAS RA
  177. Review of Policy: Short Term Conflict Alert (STCA)
  178. Review of TCAS Policy
  179. Review of Technical Policy
  180. Review of the IFATCA Vision Document
  181. Review of TRNG (ATC Training) – Professional Policy of the TPM
  182. Review policy of ACAS / TCAS
  183. Review Policy on ACAS Phraseology
  184. Review Policy on Environmental Issues in ATM
  185. Review Policy on Formation Flights within Controlled Airspace
  186. Review Policy on Interception of Civil Aircraft
  187. Review Policy on Mixed Mode Operations
  188. Review Policy on Mode S – Operational Requirements
  189. Review Provisions of ATS with Particular Reference to Airspace Classification
  190. Review the Issue of ASAS Separation when less than the Relevant ATC Separation, e.g. Radar
  191. Review the Issues Concerning Controller Intervention Buffer
  192. Revision of Advanced Approach Policy
  193. RNAV – Monitoring its Implementation
  194. RVSM
  195. Safe Use of TCAS/ACAS and the Impact of Mode S Development
  196. Sectorless ATM
  197. SEP 7.3 FORMATION FLIGHTS WITHIN CONTROLLED AIRSPACE
  198. SEP 7.4 AIRBORNE SEPARATION ASSISTANCE SYSTEMS (ASAS) AND COCKPIT DISPLAY OF TRAFFIC INFORMATION (CDTI)
  199. SEP 7.5 CONTROLLER INTERVENTION BUFFER
  200. Separation Between Units Without Procedural Agreement
  201. Separation in Class E Airspace
  202. Short Term Conflict Alert
  203. SICASP/WG2 Meeting
  204. SID/STAR Phraseology
  205. Simultaneous Operations on Intersecting Runways
  206. South Pacific of FANS-1/A Datalink Communications
  207. Staffing of ATFM Units – the Need for Licensed ATCOs to Man These Positions
  208. Standard Application of Units of Measure in Civil Aviation
  209. State Aircraft and ‘Due Regard’ Operations
  210. Study Advanced Offset Procedures
  211. Study Air Traffic Flow Management
  212. Study Automatic Dependent Surveillance (ADS) to Update IFATCA Provisional Policy
  213. Study Civil/Military Cooperation
  214. Study Continuous Climb Operations
  215. Study Controlled Time of Arrival Concept
  216. Study Developments Associated with Environmental Issues in ATC
  217. Study Down Link of Traffic Collision Avoidance System Resolution Advisories
  218. Study Merging and Sequencing Concepts
  219. Study Minimum Fuel
  220. Study of Automation – Controller Training
  221. Study of User Driven Prioritisation Process (UDPP)
  222. Study on Legal Liability when Airborne Collision Avoidance Systems (ACAS) are Implemented
  223. Study Operations in a Paper Stripless Environment
  224. Study Recategorization of Aircraft for Wake Turbulence
  225. Study Reporting of TCAS RAs
  226. Study Route Clearances and Associated Requirements
  227. Study Service Priority
  228. Study SID and STAR Naming and Relevant FMS Design
  229. Study Strategic Lateral Offset Procedure
  230. Study the Concept of Block Upgrades
  231. Study the Legal Aspects of the use of GNSS for Air Navigation
  232. Study Transponder Mandatory Zones
  233. Study Visual Separation on Approach
  234. Surveillance – Provide an update on ITP
  235. Surveillance Applications Policy – Conformance Monitoring
  236. Surveillance Applications Policy – Review Policy on Radar Monitoring
  237. Surveillance Applications Policy – Review Policy on ADS
  238. TCAS and ACAS Procedures
  239. Technical Aspects of Medium Term Conflict Detection
  240. Terrain and Obstacle Clearance Responsibilities
  241. Terrain Clearance and Airspace Design
  242. The “Free Flight Concept” – Human Factors Considerations
  243. The Application of Air Ground Datalink
  244. The Provision of Surveillance Approach and Aerodrome Control Services as Combined Function
  245. The Use of ATS Surveillance Data in the Provision of Non-Surveillance Services
  246. The Use of GNSS – ATC
  247. The Use of Lateral Offsets
  248. The Use of Lateral Offsets
  249. The Use of Non-flight Plannable Levels in the Nat Region for Contingency
  250. The Use of Safety Nets in ATM
  251. Three Main Systems of Flight Level (FL) Determination
  252. TPM Review – ATS Editorials
  253. TPM Review – Reference Table
  254. TPM Review – ATS (Major Edit)
  255. Transition Altitudes
  256. TRNG 10.1.3 TEAM RESOURCE MANAGEMENT
  257. TRNG 10.2.6 AIRBORNE COLLISION AVOIDANCE SYSTEM (ACAS) TRAINING
  258. TRNG 10.4.3 AIR TRAFFIC FLOW MANAGEMENT (ATFM)
  259. Vertical Spacing Between Controlled and Uncontrolled Aircraft at or near Airspace Boundaries
  260. Virtual Centres – Review ATS 3.15 Functional Blocks of Airspace
  261. Vision for the Human in the Future ATM System
  262. WAAS
  263. WC 8.2.11 THE “FREE FLIGHT CONCEPT” HUMAN FACTORS CONSIDERATIONS
  264. WC 8.2.8 REGULATORY APPROVAL OF ATM SYSTEMS EQUIPMENT
  265. WC 8.2.9 CO-OPERATIVE SEPARATION
  266. WC 8.7.7 SEPARATION BETWEEN UNITS WITHOUT PROCEDURAL AGREEMENT
  267. Weather Deviation Procedure in Asia-Pacific Region

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