• SJU reference # PJ.09-02 /Release 2019
  • Stakeholders
  • Benefits Cost-efficiency
    Operational efficiency
  • Status In the pipeline

DCB takes into account the needs of the network as a whole, as well as local factors, in order to avoid capacity overload in a seamless process. This solution looks in particular at the integration of local network management with extended planning and short-term arrival management activities. It builds upon basic extended ATC planning (bEAP) functionalities (see #118; an integrated network and ATC planning (INAP) working environment provides access to all capacity and flow/trajectory management options and enables local actors such as local flow managers to work with extended air traffic control planners to assess and resolve hotspots. They can identify and manage the best performing option between dynamic airspaces configuration measures, flow management measures and trajectory measures, for example by de-conflicting, synchronising, or sequencing trajectories.

Short-term air traffic flow capacity measures (STAM) stand to benefit from closer integration as the time horizon for the application of a STAM is not dictated by the status of the flight, but rather by time horizon of extended air traffic planning activity. This solution takes into account those instances where there is a need to issue a STAM for a flight which has not yet taken off but is going to take off very soon and will enter a hotspot in less than 20-30 minutes.

Expected benefits include improved resource management efficiency, more effective conflict resolution, and seamless integration of airspace management functions such as dynamic airspace configurations.

SJU references #PJ.09-02 Wave 2


  • Enhanced safety
  • Reduced fuel consumption and emissions
  • Optimised en-route, TMA and airport capacity
  • Enhanced predictability and punctuality
  • Improved operational and cost-efficiency