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AMC-Manageable Area

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Airspace Management Cell manageable area

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airspace management

Airspace Management Cell (AMC)

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an area subject to management and allocation by an AMC at Level 2.

Definition Source

EUROCONTROL HANDBOOK FOR AIRSPACE MANAGEMENT, Ed. 2.0, 2003

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Under the TAA Process, these manageable areas are either formal structures entitled “TSAs or TRAs” or R&D Areas that are manageable at Level 2 in the same way as TSA/TRAs.

ATFM departure slot

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EU Commission

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air traffic flow management departure slot

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Calculated Take-Off Time

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a calculated take-off time attributed by the central unit for ATFM with a time tolerance managed by the local ATS unit.

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COMMISSION REGULATION (EU) No 255/2010 of 25 March 2010 laying down common rules on air traffic flow management

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ATFM measure

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air traffic flow management measure

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the actions taken to perform air traffic flow management and capacity management.

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COMMISSION REGULATION (EU) No 255/2010 of 25 March 2010 laying down common rules on air traffic flow management

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ATM Master Plan

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Definition

the plan endorsed by Council Decision 2009/320/EC, in accordance with Article 1(2) of Council Regulation (EC) No 219/2007 of 27 February 2007 on the establishment of a Joint Undertaking to develop the new generation European air traffic management system (SESAR)

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REGULATION (EC) No 1070/2009 OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL of 21 October 2009 amending Regulations (EC) No 549/2004, (EC) No 550/2004, (EC) No 551/2004 and (EC) No 552/2004 in order to improve the performance and sustainability of the European aviation system

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ATM community

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The aggregate of organizations, agencies or entities that may participate, collaborate and cooperate in the planning, development, use, regulation, operation and maintenance of the ATM system.

Definition Source

ICAO (2005) Doc. 9854, Global Air Traffic Management Operational Concept

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The various members comprising the ATM community are: the Aerodrome community, Airspace providers, Airspace users, the ATM service providers, the ATM support industry, the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), Regulatory authorities and States. (same source)

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ATM system requirement

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Air Traffic Management Operational Concept

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A statement of functionality and/or operating characteristics necessary to fulfil the capabilities or benefits envisioned in the application of the global ATM operational concept.

Definition Source

ICAO (2008), doc. 9882, Manual on Air Traffic Management System Requirements

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ATS unit sector configuration

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EU

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air traffic service unit sector configuration

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Definition

the four dimensional description of an ATS unit airspace sector, or group of sectors, which may be operated on a permanent or temporary basis.

Definition Source

COMMISSION REGULATION (EU) No 255/2010 of 25 March 2010 laying down common rules on air traffic flow management

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Actual In-Block Time

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Actual Off-Block Time

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AIBT

Definition

The actual date and time when the parking brakes have been engaged at the parking position.

Definition Source

EUROCONTROL, ATM Airport Performance (ATMAP) Framework, Report commissioned by the Performance Review Commission, dec. 2009

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Actual Take-Off Time

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Actual Off-Block Time

Calculated Take-Off Time (CTOT)

Target Take-Off Time (TTOT)

Estimated Take-Off Time (ETOT)

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ATOT

Definition

The time that an aircraft takes off from the runway (Equivalent to ATC ATD–Actual Time of Departure, ACARS = OFF)

Definition Source

EUROCONTROL, ACI, IATA (2010) Airport CDM Implementation Manual, Issue 3.1., July 2010

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Actual landing time

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touchdown

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ALDT

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The actual date and time when the aircraft has landed (touch down).

Definition Source

EUROCONTROL, ATM Airport Performance (ATMAP) Framework, Report commissioned by the Performance Review Commission, dec. 2009

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Air Navigation Service Provider

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Air navigation services

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ANS

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1. Services provided to air traffic during all phases of operations including air traffic management, communication, navigation and surveillance, meteorological services for air navigation, search and rescue and aeronautical information services.

2. Air navigation services comprise ground-based radio navigation equipment (e.g. VOR, DME and NDB) and precision approach and landing aids (e.g. ILS equipment). Implementation of GNSS will add the satellite constellations providing the standard signal positioning service and the associated augmentation systems required, i.e. satellite-based (wide area) and ground-based (local area) augmentations.

3. This term includes air traffic management (ATM), communications, navigation and surveillance systems (CNS), meteorological services for air navigation (MET), search and rescue (SAR) and aeronautical information services (AIS). These services are provided to air traffic during all phases of operations (approach, aerodrome and en-route).

Definition Source

ICAO (various documents):

1. DOC 9734 - PART C Oversight Manual - The Establishment and Management of a State’s Aviation Security Oversight Sytem 2007, 1st ed., App. B

2. ATREPF-K Air Navigation Services Financial Data 2000

3. DOC 9082 ICAO's Policies on Charges for Airports and Air Navigation Services 2009

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Air route traffic control center

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Air Route Surveillance Radar (ARSR)

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ARTCC

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A facility established to provide air traffic control service to aircraft operating on IFR flight plans within controlled airspace and principally during the en route phase of flight. When equipment capabilities and controller workload permit, certain advisory/assistance services may be provided to VFR aircraft.

Definition Source

FAA (2010) Pilot Controller Glossary [1]

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Air traffic advisory service

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advisory airspace

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A service provided within advisory airspace to ensure separation, in so far as practical, between aircraft which are operating on IFR flight plans.

Definition Source

ICAO, Official definition, ANNEX 2 Rules of the Air 2005, 10th ed.

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Air traffic control

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air traffic

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ATC

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A service operated by appropriate authority to promote the safe, orderly and expeditious flow of air traffic.

Definition Source

FAA (2010) Pilot-Controller Glossary [2]

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Air traffic control clearance

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SESAR

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ATC clearance

clearance

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Definition

Authorization for an aircraft to proceed under conditions specified by an air traffic control unit.

Definition Source

1. ICAO (2007) Official definition, PANS-ATM Procedures for Air Navigation Services — Air Traffic Management [Doc 4444] 2007, 15th ed. (Amdt 4, 15/11/2012)

2. SESAR Concept of Operations Step 2 Edition 2014 (Ed. 01.01.00)

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For convenience, the term “air traffic control clearance” is frequently abbreviated to “clearance” when used in appropriate contexts. The abbreviated term “clearance” may be prefixed by the words “taxi”, “take-off”, “departure”, “en-route”, “approach” or “landing” to indicate the particular portion of flight to which the air traffic control clearance relates.

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Air traffic control constraints

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air traffic control (ATC)

constraint

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"A constraint applied to a flight, due to the ATC organisation ; Airspace restrictions related to a flight's path to which the aircraft is bound to follow unless otherwise instructed by the responsible ATC authority. Restrictions are speed, level and heading advisory, sector exit conditions as agreed upon, holding instructions, related SID, STAR changes etc."

Definition Source

EUROCONTROL (2004) EATM glossary of terms

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Air traffic control coordination

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ATC co-ordination

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air traffic control (ATC)

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"The process, executed between ATC units with adjoining areas of responsibility, of formally advising each other of the planned passage of flights across the boundary, in order to ensure flight safety through consistency of intended actions."

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EUROPEAN UNION (2000) « Commission Regulation (EC) No 2082/2000 of 6 September 2000 adopting Eurocontrol standards and amending Directive 97/15/EC, adopting Eurocontrol standards and amending Council Directive 93/65/EEC », Official Journal L 254 , 09/10/2000 P. 0001 - 0234

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Air traffic control instruction

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ATC instruction

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air traffic control

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Definition

1. Directives issued by air traffic control for the purpose of requiring a pilot to take a specific action.

2. Directives issued by air traffic control for the purpose of requiring a Flight Crew to take a specific action.

Definition Source

1. ICAO (2007) Official definition, PANS-ATM Procedures for Air Navigation Services — Air Traffic Management [Doc 4444] 2007, 15th ed. (Amdt 4, 15/11/2012)

2. SESAR Concept of Operations Step 2 Edition 2014 (Ed. 01.01.00)

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Air traffic demand

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The amount of flight operations in a given time period and related to a given area, route, location or service.

Definition Source

ICAO Doc 4444, Chapter 3

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Air traffic services reporting office

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ATS reporting office

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ARO

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A unit established for the purpose of receiving reports concerning air traffic services and flight plans submitted before departure.

Definition Source

ICAO, Official definition, PANS-ATM Procedures for Air Navigation Services — Air Traffic Management [Doc 4444]

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An air traffic services reporting office may be established as a separate unit or combined with an existing unit, such as another air traffic services unit, or a unit of the aeronautical information service.

Air-filed flight plan

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Flight plan

current flight plan

filed flight plan

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AFIL

Definition

a flight plan provided to an air traffic services unit by an aircraft during its flight.

Definition Source

ICAO/OACI, "International Civil Aviation Vocabulary", Doc. 9713, Vol.1, 1998

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Aircraft in the future air traffic management system

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aircraft in the future ATM system

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more autonomous aircraft in the future air traffic management system (MA-AFAS)

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AFAS

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a three-year project launched in April 2000, investigating the cost-benefit relationship of combined innovative technologies, the regulatory, safety and service standards required for their safe and successful operation on a day-to-day basis, and the engineering and operational issues that these standards will need to address.

Definition Source

EUROPEAN COMMISSION, Research, [3]

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Airport Arrival Slot

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Airport Departure Slot

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ASLT

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The permission given to an aircraft operator by an airport slot coordinator in accordance with Regulation 95/93 to use the full range of airport infrastructure necessary to operate an air service at a coordinated airport on a specific date and time for the purpose of landing (empty for non-coordinated airports).

Definition Source

EUROCONTROL, ATM Airport Performance (ATMAP) Framework, Report commissioned by the Performance Review Commission, dec. 2009

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Airport Departure Slot

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Airport Arrival Slot

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DSLT

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The permission given to an aircraft operator by an airport slot coordinator in accordance with Regulation 95/93 to use the full range of airport infrastructure necessary to operate an air service at a coordinated airport on a specific date and time for the purpose of take-off (empty for non-coordinated airports).

Definition Source

EUROCONTROL, ATM Airport Performance (ATMAP) Framework, Report commissioned by the Performance Review Commission, dec. 2009

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Airspace Management Cell

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airspace management

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AMC

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a joint civil/military cell responsible for the day-to-day management and temporary allocation of national or sub-regional airspace under the jurisdiction of one or more ECAC state(s).

Definition Source

EUROCONTROL HANDBOOK FOR AIRSPACE MANAGEMENT, Ed. 2.0, 2003

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Airway

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Controlled Airspace

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AWY

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"A control area or portion thereof in the form of a corridor."

Definition Source

ICAO (2007) "International Civil Aviation Vocabulary", Doc. 9713

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Alerting service

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flight information centre

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ALRS

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A service provided to notify appropriate organizations regarding aircraft in need of search and rescue aid, and assist such organizations as required.

Definition Source

ICAO, Official definition, AN 2 Rules of the Air 2005

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Alternate aerodrome

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ALTN

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An aerodrome to which an aircraft may proceed when it becomes either impossible or inadvisable to proceed to or to land at the aerodrome of intended landing. Alternate aerodromes include the following:

a) Take-off alternate : an alternate aerodrome at which an aircraft can land should this become necessary shortly after take-off and it is not possible to use the aerodrome of departure;

b) En-route alternate : an aerodrome at which an aircraft would be able to land after experiencing an abnormal or emergency condition while en route;

c) ETOPS en-route alternate: a suitable and appropriate alternate aerodrome at which an aeroplane would be able to land after experiencing an engine shut-down or other abnormal emergency condition while en route in an ETOPS operation.

d) Destination alternate : an alternate aerodrome to which an aircraft may proceed should it become impossible or inadvisable to land at the aerodrome of intended landing.

Definition Source

ICAO (2007) Annex 2, Annex 3, Annex 6/I, Annex 11; Doc. 9713

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"The aerodrome from which a flight departs may also be an en-route or a destination alternate aerodrome for that flight." (source: ICAO doc. 9713)

Alternative trajectory

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trajectory

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A trajectory which is calculated based on constraints which do not currently apply to the flight.

Definition Source

EUROCONTROL, EATM glossary 2004

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Approach sequence

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The order in which two or more aircraft are cleared to approach to land at the aerodrome.

Definition Source

ICAO (2004) Official definition, doc. PANS-ATM Procedures for Air Navigation Services — Air Traffic Management [Doc 4444] 2001, 14th ed. (Amdt 3, 29/06/2004)

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Automated En Route Air traffic control

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AERA

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a continuing Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) program to increase system capacity, safety, and the granting of user-preferred trajectories (e.g., direct routes) to airspace users.

Definition Source

Brudnicki, D.J.; Kirk, D.B.; Center for Adv. Aviation Syst. Dev., Mitre Corp., McLean, VA, Trajectory modeling for automated en route air traffic control (AERA), 1995

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Calculated Take-Off Time

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ATFM departure slot

Actual Take-Off Time (ATOT)

Estimated Take-Off Time (ETOT)

Target Take-Off Time (TTOT)

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CTOT

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1.A time calculated and issued by the Central Flow Management unit, as a result of tactical slot allocation, at which a flight is expected to become airborne.

2.An Air Traffic Flow & Capacity Management (ATFCM) departure slot, forming part of an Air Traffic Control (ATC) clearance, which is issued to a flight affected by Network Management regulations. It is defined by a time and tolerance (-5 to +10 minutes) during which period the flight is expected to take-off.

Definition Source

1. EUROCONTROL/IATA/ACI, Airport CDM Implementation Manual, V.4, March 2012

2. NM Glossary (2014)

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Reference: ICAO Doc 7030/4 – EUR, Table 7

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Capacity

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1. The maximum number of aircraft that can be accommodated in a given time period by the system or one of its components (throughput).

2. The ability of the Air Traffic Control System or any of its sub-systems or an operating position to provide service to aircraft during normal activities. It is expressed in numbers of aircraft entering a specified portion of the airspace in a given period of time.

Definition Source

1. ICAO (2008), doc. 9882, Manual on Air Traffic Management System Requirements.

2. EUROCONTROL, NM Glossary (2014)

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The maximum peak capacity which may be achieved for short periods may be appreciably higher than the sustainable value. The red line in CHMI, also referred to as Monitoring Value.

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EUROCONTROL, NM Glossary (2014)

Clearance function

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Air traffic control clearance

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Definition

The formulation and transmission of a clearance by an air traffic control unit as well as the acknowledgement and acceptance of such clearance by the pilot.

Definition Source

ICAO, Doc 9426, 1984, p. V-1-1-4

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Clearance limit

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air traffic control clearance

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The point to which an aircraft is granted an air traffic control clearance.

Definition Source

ICAO, Official definition

ANNEX 11 Air Traffic Services 2001

PANS-ATM Procedures for Air Navigation Services — Air Traffic Management [Doc 4444] 2001, 14th ed. (Amdt 3, 29/06/2004)

ANNEX 2 Rules of the Air 2005

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Current flight plan

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air-filed flight plan

flight plan

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Definition

The flight plan, including changes, if any, brought about by subsequent clearances.

Definition Source

ICAO, Official definition, PANS-ATM Procedures for Air Navigation Services — Air Traffic Management [Doc 4444] 2001, 14th ed. (Amdt 3, 29/06/2004)

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When the word 'message' is used as a suffix to this term, it denotes the content and format of the current flight plan data sent from one unit to another.

Data link initiation capability

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data link

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DLIC

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A data link application that provides the ability to exchange addresses, names and version numbers necessary to initiate data link applications.

Definition Source

ICAO, Official definition, Procedures for Air Navigation Services — Air Traffic Management [ICAO Doc 4444, PANS-ATM] 2004

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En-route charging zone

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Definition

a volume of airspace for which a single cost-base and a single unit rate are established. It shall extend from the ground up to, and including, upper airspace.

Definition Source

EUROCONTROL Specification for Economic Information Disclosure, Edition 2.6, Edition date: 31.12.2008, Reference nr: EUROCONTROL-SPEC-0117

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Estimated Off-Block Time

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Actual Off-Block Time

Scheduled Off-Block Time (SOBT)

Target Off-Block Time (TOBT)

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EOBT

Definition

The estimated time at which the aircraft will commence movement associated with departure.

Definition Source

1.SESAR Concept of Operations Step 2 Edition 2014 (Ed. 01.01.00)

2.ICAO (2007) Official definition, PANS-ATM Procedures for Air Navigation Services — Air Traffic Management [Doc 4444] 2007, 15th ed. (Amdt 4, 15/11/2012)

3. EUROCONTROL/IATA/ACI, Airport CDM Implementation Manual, V.4, March 2012

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Estimated time of departure

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estimated departure time

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ETD

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The estimated time at which an aircraft will become airborne.

Definition Source

Transport Canada, Glossary for Pilots and Air Traffic Services Personnel (TP 11958E)[4]

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Filed flight plan

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flight plan

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FPL

Definition

The flight plan as filed with an ATS unit by the pilot or a designated representative, without any subsequent changes.

Definition Source

ICAO, Official definition, PANS-ATM Procedures for Air Navigation Services — Air Traffic Management [Doc 4444] 2001, 14th ed. (Amdt 3, 29/06/2004)

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When the word 'message' is used as a suffix to this term, it denotes the content and format of the filed flight plan data as transmitted.

Flight Data Processing System

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FDPS

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System responsible for collecting and interrogating aircraft position-related data derived from on-board navigation and position fixing systems for presentation to the ATC controllers. FDPS uses this information to then probe for potential conflicts.

Definition Source

EUROCONTROL, NM Glossary (2014)

Flight information

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flight information service

flight information centre

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Definition

Information useful for the safe and efficient conduct of flight, including information on air traffic, meteorological conditions, aerodrome conditions on air route facilities.

Definition Source

ICAO, DOC 9426 Air Traffic Services Planning Manual 1984, p. V-1-1-7

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flight information

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FIC

Definition

A unit established to provide flight information service and alerting service.

Definition Source

ICAO, Official definition, AN 2 Rules of the Air, 2005

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As indicated by its title, the function of an FIC is to provide “information” useful for the safe and efficient conduct of flights; this is different from the function of units that carry out “control” service (e.g. ACCs), which provide a service aimed at the prevention of collisions as well as the maintenance of an orderly flow of air traffic. [Ref. ICAO Doc 9377, 2008, 4th ed., p. 2-1]

Flight information service

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flight information

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flight information service position

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FIS

Definition

A service provided for the purpose of giving advice and information useful for the safe and efficient conduct of flights.

Definition Source

ICAO, Official definition, added to An 10/III by Amdt 73 (05/11/1998)

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Flight information service position

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FIS position

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flight information service (FIS)

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Definition

Position within an ACC providing services to non controlled flights for the purpose of giving advice and information useful for the safe and efficient conduct of flights.

Definition Source

EUROCONTROL Specification for Economic Information Disclosure, Edition 2.6, Edition date: 31.12.2008, Reference nr: EUROCONTROL-SPEC-0117

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Flight plan

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PLN

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Specified information provided to air traffic services units, relative to an intended flight or portion of a flight of an aircraft.

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ICAO, Official definition, AN 11 Air Traffic Services 2001, and PANS-ATM Procedures for Air Navigation Services — Air Traffic Management [Doc 4444] 2001, 14th ed. (Amdt 3, 29/06/2004)

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Flight plan cancellation message

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flight plan

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CNL

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1. message [...] transmitted when a flight, for which basic flight plan data has been previously distributed, has been cancelled. The ATS unit serving the departure aerodrome shall transmit the CNL message to ATS units which have received basic flight plan data.

2. message [...] submitted to the IFPS for processing for any flight plan that has been submitted to and processed by the IFPS and is subsequently to be cancelled.

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1. ICAO, doc. 4444, Chapter 11, 11.4.2.2.5

2. EUROCONTROL, NM Glossary (2014)

Flight plan data

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flight plan

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1. Data selected from the flight plan for purposes of processing, display or transfer.

2. a generic term to denote all flight plan related data known to a system such as : Callsign, Aircraft type, Departure and destination aerodrome, Landing runway and take-off runway, Planned flight levels (e.g. EFL, NFL, IFL, XFL, etc.), Planned route (set of way-points), ETAs and ATAs, etc.

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1. ICAO (1984) Doc. 9426

2. EUROCONTROL, SASS-C Glossary

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Flight plan suspension

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the process initiated by an entity performing ATFM to ensure that a change is made to the flight plan by the operator before the execution of the flight.

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COMMISSION REGULATION (EU) No 255/2010 of 25 March 2010 laying down common rules on air traffic flow management

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Flight position monitor

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A tool to support the air traffic controller by monitoring flight progress, detecting (possible) deviations from the planned route and possibly suggesting corrective actions.

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EUROCONTROL, SASS-C Glossary

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Gate-to-Gate

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A concept where the air traffic operations of ATM community members are such that the successive planning and operational phases of their processes are managed and can be achieved in a seamless and coherent way.

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ICAO (2008), doc. 9882, Manual on Air Traffic Management System Requirements

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Gate-to-gate is a concept that involves considering and managing a flight as a continuous event, from planning, through execution, to the post-flight activities. Its scope extends from the first interaction of the flight with ATM (which for commercial flights may be up to 6 months ahead of the date of the flight), through the execution of the flight on its appointed day, to performance registration and the calculation of charges for the services received after it has taken place.

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EUROCONTROL (2004), EUROCONTROL OPERATIONAL CONCEPT DOCUMENT, Vol. 1, Ed. 2.1


In-Block

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Off-Block

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the arrival of the aircraft at its first parking position with its parking brakes engaged

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extract of the definitions for Actual In-Block Time and Scheduled In-Block Time (sources: EUROCONTROL ATMAP report (2009) and EUROCONTROL, ACI, IATA (2010) Airport CDM Implementation Manual, Issue 3.1., July 2010

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Individual Flight Plan Identity code

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Integrated Initial Flight Plan Processing System (IFPS)

Enhanced Tactical Flow Management System (ETFMS)

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Flight plan

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IFPLID

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A unique identifier assigned to a flight by IFPS. It will be in all ADEXP messages issued by Network Management.

ETFMS will accept the IFPLID when provided in an incoming message in ADEXP format. Therefore, messages originated by AOs may include the IFPLID, preferably only if generated automatically. Aircraft Operators may extract the IFPLID from the ACK message.

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EUROCONTROL, NM Glossary (2014)

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Initial flight plan

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Flight plan

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the flight plan initially submitted by the originator including changes, if any, initiated and accepted by pilots, operators, an ATS unit or the centralised service for flight planning processing and distribution of flight plans during the pre-flight phase.

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EUROCONTROL (2006) COMMISSION REGULATION (EC) No 1033/2006 of 4 July 2006 laying down the requirements on procedures for flight plans in the pre-flight phase for the single European sky

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Local ATFM unit

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local air traffic flow management unit

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a flow management entity operating on behalf of one or more other flow management entities as the interface between the central unit for ATFM and an ATS unit or a group of such units.

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COMMISSION REGULATION (EU) No 255/2010 of 25 March 2010 laying down common rules on air traffic flow management

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Maastricht Automatic Data Processing and Display System

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MADAP

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The automated ATC system used by EUROCONTROL in Maastricht.

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EUROCONTROL SASS-C Glossary

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Miles-in-trail

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MIT

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A specified distance between aircraft, normally, in the same stratum associated with the same destination or route of flight.

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Federal Aviation Admnistration (FAA) (2011) Pilot/Controller Glossary [5]

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Minimum time to line-up for take-off

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MINLINEUP

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1. The minimum time required for a flight, which has declared itself ready to depart, to get from its present holding position to airborne.

2. Amount of minutes to be entered in a Ready to depart message REA.

Definition Source

1. EUROCONTROL (2007), EUROCONTROL Specification for ATS Data Exchange Presentation (ADEXP), Ed. 3

2. EUROCONTROL, NM Glossary (2014)

More autonomous aircraft in the future air traffic management system

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aircraft in the future air traffic management system (AFAS)

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MA-AFAS

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"research project within the 5th Framework Programme" contributing to "foster the more efficient and flexible use of airspace; optimise the use of airport capacities and facilities; allow for the more efficient use of aircraft through optimised 4D trajectory routing, employment of Airborne Separation Assistance Systems (ASAS), enhanced fleet management and Collaborative Decision Making (CDM) support; and enable weather independent operations."

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EUROPEAN COMMISSION (2006) "The SESAR Initiative: Research paves the way for the Single European Sky" [6]

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Oceanic control system

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OCS

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A system based on satellite technology that enables air traffic controllers to track aircraft within their oceanic airspace on a visual situation display.

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ICAO Journal dated July/August 1995, p. 25

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Off-Block

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In-Block

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the departure of the aircraft from its parking position.

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extracted from the definition for Scheduled Off-Block Time (source: EUROCONTROL, ACI, IATA (2010) Airport CDM Implementation Manual, Issue 3.1., July 2010)

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Open Loop Instruction

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Open Loop Clearance

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ATC instruction

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an ATC instruction that does not include a specified or implied point where the restriction on the trajectory ends and does not include a specified or implied return path to a downstream computed, known or expected trajectory.

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SESAR Concept of Operations Step 1 Edition 2013 (Ed. 01.02.00)

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Open-loop instructions are still used by the Controller in time critical situations, for instance: to ensure immediate separation of the aircraft versus conflicting traffic; to avoid adverse weather (for example Cumulonimbus clouds); or to make fine adjustments in the approach phase to maximise the runway throughput.

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Operational flight plan

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flight plan

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The operator's plan for the safe conduct of the flight based on considerations of helicopter performance, other operating limitations and relevant expected conditions on the route to be followed and at the heliports concerned.

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ICAO, Official definition, AN 6/III Operation of Aircraft — International Operations — Helicopters 2001, 5th ed., amdt. 9, chap. 1

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Performance framework

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aggregation hierarchy

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1.The overall performance-driven development approach that is applied within the SESAR development programme to ensure that the programme develops the operational concept and technology needed to meet long term performance expectations.

2.The set of definitions and terminology describing the building blocks used by a group of ATM community members to collaborate on performance management activities.

This set of definitions includes the levels in the global ATM performance hierarchy, the eleven Key Performance Areas, a set of process capability areas, focus areas, performance objectives, indicators, targets, supporting metrics, lists of dimension objects, their aggregation hierarchies and classification schemes.

Definition Source

1.SESAR Performance Plan (pan-European regional and national) for ATM-MP Ed. 3 (D02, Ed. 01.00.03, 2015)

2.ICAO (2009), doc. 9883, Manual on Global Performance of the Air Navigation System

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1.In essence, it covers all ATM performance aspects within the SESAR Development Programme, including a performance-driven deployment planning dimension as, ultimately, presented in the MP Ed.3.

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Radar Data Processing System

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RDPS

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A sub-system of an ATC centre which processes the incoming radar data (from one or more radar data sources) and prepares it for display.

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EUROCONTROL (1997) "Radar Sensor Performance Analysis", doc. SUR.ET1.ST03.1000-STD-01-01

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flight plan

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RPL

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1. A flight plan related to a series of frequently recurring, regularly operated individual flights with identical basic features, submitted by an operator for retention and repetitive use by ATS units.

2. An integral part of the Network Operations flight plan processing system serving all Air Traffic Services (ATS) Units within the Flight Plan Message (FPM) Distribution Area. The system receives, processes and stores bulk Repetitive Flight Plan details submitted by the Aircraft Operators.

Definition Source

1. ICAO, Official definition, PANS-ATM Procedures for Air Navigation Services — Air Traffic Management [Doc 4444] 2001, 14th ed., Chap. 1

2. EUROCONTROL, NM Glossary (2014)

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Replacement Flight Plan Procedure

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RFP

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A flight planning procedure whereby the flight plan originator substitutes the original routeing for an alternative one.

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ICAO Doc 7030 - EUR, Chapter 2

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Single European Sky

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SES

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"initiative launched by the European Commission in 2004 to reform the architecture of European air traffic management. It proposes a legislative approach to meet future capacity and safety needs at a European rather than a local level."

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SESAR Joint Undertaking (2008) Homepage, "Background on Single European Sky" [7]

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Operational Air Traffic (OAT)

private aircraft

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any aircraft used for military, customs, police or other law enforcement services of a State.

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ICAO (2004), doc. 9626, Manual on the Regulation of International Air Transport

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see also: ICAO, CONVENTION ON INTERNATIONAL CIVIL AVIATION, SIGNED AT CHICAGO, ON 7 DECEMBER 1944 (CHICAGO CONVENTION), Article 3 b

Strategic Lateral Offset Procedure

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SLOP

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"an initiative ... developed to increase the lateral separation between aircraft with very accurate navigation systems on adjacent levels in case of altitude deviation errors. SLOP allows pilots to fly either the centreline, 1NM or 2NM to the right of centreline. SLOP may be applied from the Oceanic entry point, returning to centreline at the Oceanic exit point, by any aircraft with automatic offset programming capability".

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NATS (2010) article by Karen Bolton, [8]

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Flight Data Processing System (FDPS)

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Information derived from the flight plan of a specific flight held within an FDPS.

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EUROCONTROL (2003) Standard for On-line Data Interchange, DPS-ET1-ST06-STD-01-00

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en-route charging zone

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an airport or a group of airports for which a single cost-base and a single unit rate are established.

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EUROPEAN UNION (2006), Commission Regulation (EC) No 1794/2006 of 6 December 2006 laying down a common charging scheme for air navigation services, Official Journal L 341/3, 06/12/2006

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Traffic separation service

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A kind of service that provides control and separation services, to aircraft in the air and on the ground.

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Aeronautical Information Exchange Model (AIXM) 5.1

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Traffic synchronization

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the management of the flow of traffic through merging and crossing points, such as traffic around major aerodromes or airways crossings. It currently includes the management and provision of queues both on ground and in the air. Traffic synchronization, as a function, is closely related to both demand/capacity balancing and separation provision and may in the future be indistinguishable from them. Traffic synchronisation also concerns the aerodrome 'service' part of the concept.

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ICAO (2008), doc. 9882, Manual on Air Traffic Management System Requirements

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Trajectory Control by Ground Based Speed Adjustments

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TC-SA

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an automated de-confliction method that supports conventional surveillance based operations. In this mode, automation support tools impose speed adjustments (horizontal and/or vertical) within a limited range and constrained to the medium term time horizon in order to tactically de-conflict traffic and reduce complexity and controller task load.

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EPISODE 3 glossary [9], referring to ERASMUS Concept of Operations, D2.2.1, v2.0, June 2007

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Trajectory-Based Operations

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TBO

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“Trajectory Based Operations” is focused on flight efficiency, predictability, environment and capacity, which becomes an important target.

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SESAR Concept of Operations Step 1 Edition 2013 (Ed. 01.02.00)

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