• SJU reference # PJ.07-01 /Release 2019
  • Stakeholders
  • Benefits Cost-efficiency
    Operational efficiency
  • Status In the pipeline

Airspace users have varied business priorities, yet airspace management provides limited flexibility for users to incorporate specific aircraft or flight priorities into the requested trajectory. SESAR is researching ways to integrate processes within the flight operations centre (FOC), which help to manage and update the shared business trajectory with ATM network processes. This increases the FOC’s role with regard to planning trajectory management, and investigates the impact of such integration on all stakeholders.

The aim is to fully integrate the FOC into the ATM network process through improved interaction tools, which will deliver improved collaborative decision making throughout the trajectory lifecycle. This includes defining and validating an iterative trajectory planning process for each flight covering the creation of the trajectory, update, negotiation, and agreement. Once embedded inside the airspace users’ FOC, this will enable airspace management, and in particular the network management function, to accommodate airspace users’ requests to fly a specific trajectory. The process responds to the need to accommodate individual airspace users’ business needs and priorities without compromising the performance of the overall ATM system.

The candidate solution is contributing to the development of flight and flow – information for a collaborative environment (FF-ICE) standards for trajectory exchange processes and FIXM information. This will also lead to achieving FFICE compatibility as well.

SJU references #PJ.07-01 Wave 2


  • Reduced fuel consumption and emissions ƒ
  • Enhanced predictability and punctuality ƒ
  • Increased operational and cost efficiency