FlightPreparation 25.0

Abstract

This NM B2B Service assists the airspace users in the flight plan preparation before submission to the EUROCONTROL Network Manager. It allows to validate flight plans against constraints, obtain the flow impact, generate routes and obtain reroutings.

The service is provided by the Network Manager (NM), with the geographical extent of the IFPZ, and is in operations since May 2009, having been progressively updated. The service is part of the NM B2B Flight Services group.

Preparing a flight plan can be smoothen by using the route generation and flight plan validation functions, before filing it to the NM. The route generation produces valid route candidates, given some constraints. The flight plan validation checks the flight plan, not only syntactically, but also against the Network situation (e.g. restrictions, FUA, etc.).

The service includes operations that allow the flight planner to be informed about the potential impact of the current flow measures on the flight (such as delay or suspension), before submitting the flight plan to the Network Manager. This facility enables the airspace user to find the best route that minimises the impact of flow measures on his flight.

Last but not least, the service supports flight rerouting, namely the ability for the flight planner to make the NM system create a persistent “proposal flight” based on an existing flight and a maximum delay. Later on, when a new flight plan for that flight is received (refiled or updated) and successfully processed, the flight gets a delay consistent with the maximum delay of the “proposal flight”, unless the Network situation does not allow it anymore.

This service is targeted for airspace users and any other organisations involved in flight planning activities.

Service Type
SWIM_COMPLIANT
Lifecycle Stage
OPERATIONAL
Business Activity Type
INFORMATION_MANAGEMENT
Intended Consumer
CIVIL_AIR_NAVIGATION_SERVICE_PROVIDER
AERONAUTICAL_INFORMATION_SERVICE_PROVIDER
AIR_TRAFFIC_SERVICE_PROVIDER
AIRPORT_OPERATOR
AIRSIDE_GROUND_HANDLER
CIVIL_AIRSPACE_USER
COMMUNICATION_NAVIGATION_AND_SURVEILLANCE_SERVICE_PROVIDER
MILITARY_AIR_NAVIGATION_SERVICE_PROVIDER
MILITARY_AIRSPACE_USER
MILITARY_DEFENCE_CENTRE
NETWORK_MANAGER
PROVIDER_OF_DATA_SERVICES
REGULATED_METEOROLOGICAL_SERVICE_PROVIDER
Information Exchange Category
FLIGHT_INFORMATION_EXCHANGE
Application Message Exchange Pattern
SYNCHRONOUS_REQUEST_REPLY
State ICAO Nationality Letters
IFPZ
In-Operation Date
27-Apr-2021
Provider
EUROCONTROL NM

EUROCONTROL Network Manager

Provider Type
NETWORK_MANAGER
Support

For operational incidents on the NM B2B services, contact CSO (Customer technical Service desk Operations) [24/7] https://www.nm.eurocontrol.int/NM/contact_tech.html

Point of Contact
Revision Save Date
Mon, 10/25/2021 - 10:49
Revision Number
102036