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1 PETAL A major step Towards Cooperative Air Traffic Services Patrice BEHIER Manager of the Air/ground Co operative ATS Programme Directorate Infrastructure, ATC systems and Support EUROCONTROL ATN 2001 LONDON ATN 2001 LONDON September 2001

2 Objectives of presentation n Present a brief overview of EATMP; n Present an operational perspective of the future ATS: the COOPERATIVE one and its challenges; n Show a demo of PETAL CPDLC scenarios; n Provide a view of PETALs value as a major step on the path to Co-operative ATS; n Show how, through the lessons learnt, we secure the progress to COOPATS.

3 What is EATMP ? The EUROCONTROL Performance Enhancement Programme for European ATM to meet Europes growing needs. Prime Goal: Uniform European ATM System implementation Performance Challenges: - Safety - Capacity - Environment - Cost In Partnership with Stakeholders: - increasing number & demands - Separation between Regulation and Service Provision - Ensuring binding decisions for implementation

4 - Strategic Principles - n Safety as highest priority n Airspace without national borders n Increasingly cost-efficient services n Freedom of movement & quality of service for all airspace users n Satisfaction of security and defence requirements n Environmental issues taken into account

5 Policies Strategies Programmes Procedures Standards Specifications Guidance Material Prototypes Convergence and Implementation Plan Main EATMP Action Areas and Deliverables European-wide ã Safety ã Communications ã Navigation ã Surveillance ã ATM DP Systems ã Air Traffic Control ã Air side Operations at Airports ã Airspace Management ã Air Traffic Flow Management ã Aeronautical Information Services ã Human Resources ã European Concepts ã ATM System Engineering ã Research & Development ã Environment

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7 The Air/ground cooperative ATS (AGC) programme n One of the 25 EATMP Programmes; n Tasked to develop and validate operational concepts and requirements for Cooperative ATS, as well as contribute to their standardisation ; n PETAL is the jewel validation exercise of AGC; n PETAL is the first step to cooperative ATS.

8 The Cooperative ATS Concept n The full integration of new operational concepts and advanced technologies will enable COOPERATIVE ATS, defined as: An element of ATM that enhances the productivity and safety of ATS by optimising the involvement of Controllers, Aircrew and Airline Operators through integrated data communications, improved forms of surveillance and automation.

9 The capacity challenge n The overriding goal is to provide the required level of safety and the capacity needed by our customers; n The absolute necessity is to transform ATM such that the capacity bottlenecks can be lifted; n The conventional ATM will not provide twice or more capacity; n WE MUST EVOLVE TOWARD RADICALLY NEW ATM BY ABOUT 2015.

10 What are the bottlenecks ? Mainly controller workload which can be reduced through improvements in the following areas: n Communications; n Information availability (aircraft data, mainly trajectory); n Automation of routine and repetitive tasks; n Airspace management; n Increased cooperation with aircrew.

11 Cooperative ATS goals Based on the identified bottlenecks, 4 high level goals linked to related operational improvements: Based on the identified bottlenecks, 4 high level goals linked to related operational improvements: n Goal 1: Controller/Pilot communications to become a minor task; n Goal 2: Optimised Controller Situational Awareness through airborne data (e.g. Enhanced surveillance and Intent); n Goal 3: Optimised Flight Information Service delivery and distribution; n Goal 4: The Pilot in the loop to share workload with the Controller.

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13 The concept provides An operational enabler for: n Optimised airspace management; n Optimised separation assurance; n Achieving the required Capacity ; n Safety enhancement; n Air/ground integration.

14 How de we get there ? n STEPWISE !!!! n Controllers need to familiarise with using more and more airborne data; n Pilots need to get used to receiving traffic information; n Both need to adapt to data link communications; n Both will need to find their way through increased cooperation, share separation responsibilities whilst maintaining safety.

15 A demo of PETAL n The demo is actually the PETAL system as implemented at Maastricht and on board NEAN aircraft; n It can be connected to the NEAN network, which is emulated via a PC; n The ground HMI is similar to the one that will be used in the future Maastricht display system; n The pilot interface is the one which was used on NEAN B747s and DC9s; n All PETAL CPDLC dialogues can be demonstrated and are based on the ATN.

16 PETAL, the first step ! n The first true ICAO CNS/ATM implementation using the ATN; n Gets the ball rolling toward advanced functions; walk before you run; n Key in the learning experience from which all stakeholders can benefit; n An eye opener for the sceptics and unaware, based on a reality; n Enables the humans using it to tell us how to make it better.

17 The first joint US/EUROPE implementation n Our customers expect GLOBAL solutions for ATM; n PETAL is a transatlantic designed and operated ATS function; n It has put together all the actors to actually do the job END TO END, pioneers from: n Airlines, Aircraft and Avionics manufacturers, ATS and Communications providers, Standards groups, users associations, and last but not least Pilots and Controllers.

18 PETAL addresses the main bottlenecks n Communications; FULLY n Information availability (aircraft data, mainly trajectory); PARTLY n Automation of routine and repetitive tasks; ENABLES n Airspace management; ENABLES n Increased cooperation with aircrew. ENABLES

19 Way forward n Each step must be implemented in harmony in Europe, in line with global developments; n Real time ops trials, based on mature specifications, will bring confidence to the users whether it is useful and safe: This is what PETAL achieved; n Certification and interoperability issues are extremely complex and costly; n Operational and human factors issues should not be assumed or oversimplified;

20 Together we have a lot of challenging work ahead. Aviation is an open transport system where in the end safety is the successful use of all elements in the system. THANK YOU, QUESTIONS ?


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