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1International Civil Aviation Organization INFORMATION PAPERACP-WGM16/IP-xxMay 2010AERONAUTICAL COMMUNICATIONS PANEL (ACP)16th MEETING OF WORKING GROUP MParis, France 17 – 19 May 2010Agenda Item: 1xData Communications ProgramStatus(Presented by: Andy Colon, FAA)SUMMARYThis information paper is intended to provide status of on going activities within the FAA for the implementation of the Data Communications Program.
2Agenda Data Comm Objectives Segment 1 and Segment 2 Services (Summary) FAA Acquisition LifecycleMilestones & Activities (Leading to FID)Program OutreachDCNSD Acquisition StatusNotional Architecture2
3Data Comm ObjectivesEfficiency – enhance productivity of controllers and pilotsExamples services include: Revised Departure Clearances, Optimized Descents, Transfer of CommunicationsCapacity – enable advanced operations to reduce resource needsExamples services include: Initial Trajectory Based Operations, Conformance ManagementSafety – reduce communications errors related to voiceExamples services include: Addressed Clearances
4Segment 1 Services - Tower Planning acceleration of Revised Departure Clearances (DCL) in response to RTCA NextGen Task Force recommendations (S1P1)Enables full route clearances and revisionsExploits Future Air Navigation Systems (FANS) avionics found in newer aircraftWill not impact existing servicesDigital Automatic Terminal Information Service (D-ATIS) up-links of airport weather, hazards, and restrictions to the aircraft (S1P2)Requires Aeronautical Telecommunications Network (ATN) avionicsDCL – Departure Clearanceincluding revisions transmitted to the aircraft on the groundPlanning milestone for IOC Have developed plan to accelerate by one year. Currently reviewing safety requirements and vetting with FAA mgt. (Steve, too many unknowns to commit to 2013 date. Once we have more info on safety analyses and JRC approval in May we will be in better position to commit. We are currently working towards 2013 IOC for FANS 1/A+ over Mode 2 for DCL. Have made no mention of alternative strategy to Industry community. No DATIS until Phase 2.)Phase 1 (2014 planning milestone): DCL with FANS 1/!+ over Mode 2 onlyPhase 2 (2016 planning milestone): Phase 1 + DCL with ATN SC-214, also DATISNote: Reason for 2016 is interdependency with ERAM development of ATN logon and protocol gateway.D-ATISDigital Automatic Terminal Information Service (D-ATIS) up-links of airport weather, hazards, and restrictions to the aircraft.4
5Segment 1 Services - En Route Data link logon (DLL) service to provide a unique digital identification of every aircraft (S1P1)Initial use of Trajectory Clearances for continuous descent approaches (S1P2)Automatic ATC “hand-off” (ACM) data transmitted to aircraft identifying the radio frequency in use by the next air traffic control sector (S1P2)Data Link Logon (DLL)4D TRAJ – 4D Trajectoryin Performance Based Airspace, providing conflict-free flight with stable aircraft routingACM – ATC Communications Managementdata transmitted to aircraft identifying the radio frequency in use by the next air traffic control sectorAMC – ATC Microphone Check5
6Segment 2 Services Continue Segment 1 services in Tower and En Route Extend Segment 1 services to TRACONPlus additional services:Trajectory Based Operations in Performance Based Airspace, providing conflict-free flight with stable aircraft routingConformance Management to ensure aircraft compliance with trajectoryOptimized Profile Descents and time-based meteringNAS Airport status, delays and constraints, hazardous weather uplinked to the aircrewTaxi-in / Taxi-out service provides taxi routes for aircraft to follow from the gate to the runwayD-TAXI – Data Link TAXIservice provides taxi routes for aircraft to follow from the gate to the runway4D TRAJ – 4D Trajectoryin Performance Based Airspace, providing conflict-free flight with stable aircraft routingFLIPINT – Flight Plan IntentITP – In-Trail ProceduresM&S – Merging and SpacingC&P – Crossing and PassingPAIRAPP – Paired ApproachesD-OTIS – Data Link Operational Terminal Information ServiceD-HIWAS – Data Link Hazardous Weather ServiceRVR – Data Link Runway Visual Range ServiceD-FLUP – Data Link Flight UpdateInformation sent to aircraft on known flight delays/constraints, using the Data Link Flight Update Service.April 28, 20106
7Timeline – Segment 1 Final Investment Decision Air Ground Network & Tower Automation (2011)InitialInvestmentDecision(2008)Screening Information Request (2010)InvestmentAnalysisReadinessDecision(2006)Final Investment Decision forEn Route (2012)TowerInitial Site(2014)EnRouteInitial Site (2016)Many of you are probably familiar with the FAA’s Acquisition Management System represented by this graphic. Data Comm received approval to enter Investment Analysis in 2006, and successfully completed the first phase in 2008.The program is now in Final Investment Analysis and the focus is to finalize the requirements and the business case for the components required to deliver Segment One services. The Final Investment Decision for the Data Communications Network and Tower services is scheduled for Towards this end we will be releasing a Request for Proposal for the Data Communications Network Service in 2010.The Final Investment Decision for En Route Services is planned for 2012.Tower service is scheduled to begin in 2014 with Departure Clearances. We are assessing how to accelerate the development and implementation.En Route services are currently planned to begin in They include automating routine clearances, transfer of communications to the next sector, and the ability to provide better routes around weather.The program cost and schedule profiles for Segment One services will be baselined at Final Investment Decision.
8Timeline – Segment 2 Segment 2 En Route and Approach Control Implementation ( )Final Investment DecisionSegment 2En Route and Approach Control (2015)InitialInvestmentDecision(2008)InvestmentAnalysisReadinessDecision(2006)Segment Two services will include introducing data messages for non time critical communications in the Approach Control environment, as well as implementing trajectory based flight in designated airspace.The Final Investment Decision for these capabilities is currently scheduled in The planning milestone for initial Approach Control services is 2018 and we are in the process of refining our planning date for En Route Services. The date is anticipated in the 2018 – 2020 range.
9FY09 – FY12 Activities1QTR2QTR3QTR4QTRFY 20091QTR2QTR3QTR4QTRFY 20101QTR2QTR3QTR4QTRFY 20111QTR2QTR3QTR4QTRFY 2012MilestonePDevelop Initial Equipage StrategyRelease Data Communications Network Service (DCNS) RFCDevelop System Performance & Loading Analysis DocumentsConduct Human-in-the-Loop SimulationsRelease Draft DCNS Screening Information Request (SIR)Draft Avionics StandardsSC-214 Work Package 2Finalize CommunicationSystem SpecificationsRelease DCNS ScreeningInformation Request (SIR)DCNS Proposal EvaluationFinal Investment Decision 1ADCNSEn Route SpecificationsEn Route Automation Program Proposal ReviewFinal Investment Decision 1BEn Route Automation EnhancementsTDLS Critical Design ReviewTDLS Development TestingSEP 2008PDECFEBAPRAUGPSEPPMARMAYJULJULSEPDCNS Acquisition requires Avionics Standards for both Segments 1 and 2Extensible service – long term contract increases vendor interestJointly developing standards with EuropeStandards are gating item to commercial development of avionicsERAM Acquisition systems performance details required from Avionics Standards developmentSafety-critical service requirementsAlignment of resources with overall ERAM program developmentDraft avionics standards for SC-214 Work Package 2 completed in Dec per the internal team challenge schedule.OCTJUNDECMARJUNSEP9
10Program Outreach – Avionics Signed Agreements with Rockwell and Honeywell to spur early development of prototype SC-214 avionicsManufacturers also providing fleet and market dataParticipating in Boeing-NextGen agreement
11Airspace User Outreach Follow-up to RTCA NextGen Task Force 5 with interested airlinesOpen one-on-one dialogue and create environment for two way communicationsAirline benefits and business caseService for equipage opportunities: Review operational scenarios where Data Comm can improve the efficiency of airline operation operationsStand up Data Link Users Forum (DLUF) Ad Hoc CommitteeStart to address technical and integration issues for initial servicesAmericanContinentalUnitedFedExDelta/NorthwestInterested airlines include:Continental (initial meeting in Dec 2009)United (initial meeting in February 2010)American (initial meeting in February 2010)Delta/Northwest (initial meeting in February 2010)FedEx (initial meeting in March 2010)- By ATCA, team will have already meet with Continental, United, American, Delta, and FedEx.Southwest (initial meeting to be scheduled)- Team contacted Southwest (Perry Clausen) several times. He did not appear interested in doing the follow through to actually set up the requested Data Comm/Southwest meeting, so team moved on. Will invite Southwest to participate in ad hoc DLUF meeting. Should Southwest show interest, happy to schedule meeting as we have with airlines above.11
12DCNSD Acquisition Status Data Communication Network Service (DCNS) to be procured through competitive service based acquisitionReleased Draft Screening Information Request (SIR) 30 Sep 09Received vendor responses 4 NovProspective vendor one-on-one meetingsReleasing follow-on draft SIR 3Q FY10Provide offerors greater detail on avionics and incentivization approachSIR release expected FY 10Independent Government Cost Estimate (IGCE) and FAA Chief Financial Officer (CFO) review to complete prior to release12