Air Traffic Flow Management

ATFM-ASM Suite

An integrated suite of tools for Air Traffic Flow Management and Airspace Management to provide improved safety, reduced costs and a greener environment

The air traffic management capabilities Air Traffic Flow Management (ATFM) and Airspace Management (ASM) are integrated together in the IDS ATFM-ASM Suite. It provides Air Navigation Service Providers (ANSPs), aircraft operators and airport operators with a system for enhancing safety and improving efficiency and predictability from gate to gate, ensuring fair and equitable use of all airspace and enabling future curb to curb efficiency improvements.

Air Traffic Flow Management

Through the use of Collaborative Decision Making (CDM) between ANSPs and aircraft and airport operators, the suite provides a mechanism for air traffic capacity management by making use of capacity analysis and workload modeling, throughout all Air Traffic Management (ATM) phases from airports to airspace volumes. The ATFM-ASM Suite can perform Traffic Management Initiative (TMI) evaluations, including what-if modeling, and includes tools for air traffic services route planning, flight level balancing, route and fix balancing and airspace user slot swapping.

The ATFM-ASM Suite uses leading edge web technologies and the most recent aeronautical standards to deliver the benefits of modern architecture in terms of integration and flexibility. It has been designed to be scalable and modular to support different emerging needs and a wide range of customers.

Applications

Reduce Congestion
in airports and airspaces
Collaborative Decision Making
Share information among all stakeholders
Invest in the Future
Set course for the future growth of the local, regional and global economies
Applications

With ever increasing levels of global air traffic, causing congestion in both airports and airspaces, the need to modernize and streamline the global ATM system is clear. ICAO Doc 9971 “Manual on Collaborative Air Traffic Flow Management” advises on the implementation of Air Traffic Flow Management. ATFM and ASM are concepts which use collaborative decision making to share information among all stakeholders and enable them to formulate and agree on the best solution that takes into account the requirements of all involved.

The benefits of ATFM do not just accrue to the airports, airlines and the people who fly with them. By investing in a solid future for air transportation systems now, governments will be setting course for the future growth of the local, regional and global economies while continuing to offer a safe, efficient and environmentally friendly air transport network.

Reduce Congestion in Both Airports and Airspaces

Modernize and streamline the global ATM system in line with ICAO Doc 9971 “Manual on Collaborative Air Traffic Flow Management”

Collaborative Decision Making

Share information among all stakeholders enabling them to formulate and agree on the best solution taking into account the requirements of all involved

Invest in the Future Growth of the Economy

Set course for the future growth of the local, regional and global economies while continuing to offer a safe, efficient and environmentally friendly air transport network

Air Traffic Flow Management Suite - Main Benefits

Improved capacity through airspace capacity balancing

Reductions in costs and environmental savings due to less holding and increased efficiency

Fewer delays due to improved planning and analysis

Increased situational awareness from a unified dashboard with current traffic and weather conditions

User-friendly collaboration environment for information among all affected stakeholders enables improved airspace coordination and a continuous improvement in the renowned safety of air transport

Reduced infrastructure and maintenance costs through the use of leading-edge web technologies, while cloud-based technology results in reduced upfront investments

Standard SWIM exchange models ease information sharing and CDM among stakeholders

Scalable and modular platform supports evolving customer needs

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ATFM Suite  – TECHNICAL SHEET

  • Airspace demand prediction over ATM network resources
  • Integration and display of current weather data and weather prediction
  • Multi-source data management for flight data
  • Multi-display options (load graph-histogram-map)
  • Integrated Air Space Management (booking and management process)
  • System-assisted network optimization
  • Network resource management (sectors and airports) and their related optimization
  • Standard SWIM interfaces and data formats (AIXM, FIXM, WXXM, AFTN/AMHS, EUROCONTROL ASTERIX CAT)
  • Support for coordination between internal ANSP units and stakeholders via a CDM shared board with chat and videoconference utilities.
  • Reporting capabilities
  • ICAO ATFM (Doc 9971) “Manual on Collaborative Air Traffic Flow Management”;
  • ICAO Doc 9965: Manual on Flight and Flow – Information for Collaborative Environment (FF-ICE);
  • ICAO Document 9854 Global ATM Operational Concept;
  • ICAO Document 9971 Part I – Manual on Collaborative Air Traffic Flow Management;
  • ICAO Procedures for Air Navigation Services ATM (PANS-ATM Doc 4444);
  • ICAO Annex 11;
  • EUROCONTROL European Route Network Improvement Pan (PART 3 ASM Handbook)
  • EUROCONTROL Standard Document for Surveillance Data Exchange;
  • 4D trajectory prediction using aircraft performance data;
  • Data exchange formats: FIXM, AIXM, WXXM
  • SOA standards
  • OGC standards
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