ATM Operations

ATM Operations

The domain of ATM Operations is vast, and is most certainly at the core of the profession of air traffic controller (ATCO). It includes inter alia the development of strategies and coordinated solutions for air traffic services (ATS), airspace management, air traffic flow management (ATFM). All this with the aim of achieving and maintaining a harmonized global ATM operational environment.

 

ATM OPERATIONS includes all aspects of air traffic services, air traffic flow management, procedures and phraseology for air traffic control, airspace management, civil military coordination, and wake turbulence separation minima. It also touches on a number of other issues, from the specific angles of ATM and ATC.

 

What falls under ATM Operations?

According to the ATM Operations Panel (ATMOPSP), the following areas of expertise are an integral part of ATM Operations (ICAO, 2020):

Global air traffic management

  • Required total system performance: safety, regularity, efficiency, certification and quality assurance
  • Autonomy of flight
  • Situational awareness
  • Separation assurance
  • Collision avoidance
  • Optimization of traffic flows

Strategic airspace management

  • Airspace infrastructure planning
    • airspace organization
    • visual flight rules (VFR) operations
    • facilities and services
    • airborne capabilities
    • airspace planning methodology
  • ATM requirements for communications, navigation and surveillance
    • ATM requirements for communications (required communication performance (RCP), automatic dependent surveillance (ADS) systems, controller-pilot data link communications (CPDLC), data link-flight information services (D-FIS))
    • ATM requirements for navigation (required navigation performance (RNP), area navigation (RNAV) for en-route operations)
    • ATM requirements for surveillance (required surveillance performance (RSP), ADS systems)

Tactical airspace management

  • Dynamic use of airspace, civil/military co-ordination

Air traffic services (ATS)

  • Air traffic services systems
    • flight data processing system (FDPS), radar data processing system (RDPS)
    • utilization of data link
    • automated display systems
  • Air traffic services procedures
    • GNSS operations
    • operations on intersecting and same runways
    • air traffic incident reporting
    • adequacy of distress and urgency communications procedures
    • flight planning requirements
  • Air traffic services integration
    • ATS applications for air-ground data links, data interchange between automated ATS systems

Air traffic flow management

  • Air traffic flow management systems
    • functionality, data bases, user interface, surveillance input
  • Air traffic flow management procedures
    • strategic and tactical ATFM, slot allocation, ATFM messages
  • Air traffic flow management integration
    • global networking, integration of regional ATM systems and procedures

Functional integration

  • Flight operations and ATS
    • ATS applications for air-ground data links
    • voice position reporting
    • automatic position reporting
    • ADS-broadcast (ADS-B)
  • Flight operations and ATFM
    • flight plan negotiation
    • dynamic flight profiles
  • ATS and ATM
    • assessment of impact on ATS of data link applications

Contingency planning and crisis management

  • Planning, technical support and implementation

Search and rescue (SAR) procedures and requirements


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ATM Operations 273

  1. AAS 1.1 AIRBORNE COLLISION AVOIDANCE SYSTEMS (ACAS)
  2. AAS 1.15 CONCEPT OF GNSS-BASED ALTITUDE
  3. AAS 1.18 MULTIPLE DELAY ABSORPTION PROGRAMS
  4. AAS 1.19 OPERATIONAL USE OF DOWN-LINK AIRCRAFT PARAMETERS (DAPS)
  5. AAS 1.20 ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE AND MACHINE LEARNING IN ATC
  6. AAS 1.21 UNMANNED AIRCRAFT SYSTEM (UAS) TRAFFIC MANAGEMENT (UTM)
  7. AAS 1.7 DISPLAY OF GNSS STATUS TO ATC
  8. AAS 1.8 4D TRAJECTORY CONCEPTS/MANAGEMENT
  9. AAS 1.9 REMOVAL OF GROUND BASED AIDS
  10. ACAS (TCAS Training for ATCOs)
  11. ADME 2.7 THE INTERFACE BETWEEN ATC AND AFIS
  12. ADME 2.8 ADVANCED APPROACH PROCEDURES
  13. ADME 2.9 REQUIRED NAVIGATION PERFORMANCE (RNP) FOR APPROACH AND LANDING
  14. AFIS (Airfield Information Service)
  15. Air Traffic Control Separation Monitoring Tool (ASMT)
  16. Air Traffic Control Separation Monitoring Tool (ASMT)
  17. Air Traffic Control Separation Monitoring Tool (ASMT)
  18. Air Traffic Management for Tiltrotors
  19. Aircraft Flying with ‘Due Regard’
  20. Airport CDM (A-CDM)
  21. Airspace Classification
  22. Airspace Design and Procedures Controller Involvement
  23. ANSP Key Performance Indicators (KPIs)
  24. Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning in ATC
  25. ASAS-TN2 – Airborne Separation Assistance System Thematic Network 2
  26. ATC Aspects of Interception of Civil Aircraft
  27. ATC Collision Avoidance Techniques
  28. ATFM and A-CDM Implementation in Asia
  29. ATFM Factors Used to Determine Sector Capacity Values
  30. ATM and the Handling of RPAS
  31. ATS – Study Restrictions in the Enroute Environment
  32. ATS – Study SID and STAR Design
  33. ATS 3.10 UNITS OF MEASUREMENT IN CIVIL AVIATION
  34. ATS 3.12 MIXED MODE OPERATIONS
  35. ATS 3.15 (ADVANCED) STRATEGIC LATERAL OFFSET PROCEDURES
  36. ATS 3.16 THE USE OF SAFETY NETS IN ATM
  37. ATS 3.17 CONFLICT DETECTION TOOLS
  38. ATS 3.18 SHORT TERM CONFLICT ALERT
  39. ATS 3.19 MINIMUM SAFE ALTITUDE WARNING SYSTEMS
  40. ATS 3.2 CLEARANCES
  41. ATS 3.20 ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES IN ATM
  42. ATS 3.21 SURVEILLANCE: IN-TRAIL PROCEDURES ITP
  43. ATS 3.25 CONTINUOUS DESCENT OPERATIONS (CDO) AND CONTINOUS CLIMB OPERATIONS (CCO)
  44. ATS 3.26 AIR TRAFFIC FLOW MANAGEMENT – IMPLEMENTATION
  45. ATS 3.27 SID AND STAR NAMING
  46. ATS 3.28 CONTROLLED TIME OF ARRIVAL CONCEPT
  47. ATS 3.29 MERGING AND SEQUENCING CONCEPTS
  48. ATS 3.3 HARMONISATION OF THE AIRSPACE CLASSIFICATION
  49. ATS 3.31 DYNAMIC SLOT TRADING PROCESS
  50. ATS 3.32 RECATEGORIZATION OF AIRCRAFT FOR WAKE TURBULENCE
  51. ATS 3.33 RELAY OF FLIGHT INFORMATION FROM AIR TRAFFIC SERVICE TO AIRCRAFT
  52. ATS 3.34 TERRAIN AND OBSTACLE CLEARANCE RESPONSIBILITIES
  53. ATS 3.36 EMERGENCY DESCENT PROCEDURES
  54. ATS 3.37 SERVICE PRIORITY
  55. ATS 3.39 CRISIS MANAGEMENT
  56. ATS 3.4 STANDARDISATION OF REGIONAL TRANSITION ALTITUDES
  57. ATS 3.41 STATE AIRCRAFT AND DUE REGARD OPERATIONS
  58. ATS 3.45 ADS-B: SINGLE EMERGENCY CODE MANAGEMENT
  59. ATS 3.46 SECTORLESS ATM
  60. ATS 3.6 AIR TRAFFIC FLOW MANAGEMENT – ADHERENCE
  61. ATS 3.8 RADAR MONITORING
  62. Autoland Communication Between Pilots and Controllers in Good Weather Conditions
  63. Blended Airspace
  64. Civilian and Military Integration in the Same Workspace
  65. Clearances vs Instructions
  66. Co-operative Separation
  67. Collaborative Decision Making
  68. COM 4.11 RADIO MANDATORY ZONES / TRANSPONDER MANDATORY ZONES
  69. COM 4.12 AUTOLAND COMMUNICATION BETWEEN PILOTS AND CONTROLLERS
  70. Commercial Space Operations
  71. Communication Between ATS Units
  72. Compatibility in Clearances Issued
  73. Complexity of Multiple Delay Absorption Programmes
  74. Compliance with Air Traffic Flow Management Measures
  75. Conflict Detection Tools
  76. Conspicuity and ATS Surveillance
  77. Cooperative Separation – Transfer of Control Functions to Pilots
  78. Cybersecurity
  79. Datalink – Review Policy on Downstream Clearances
  80. Defining the Terms “Strategic” and “Tactical ” in the Air Traffic Control Context
  81. Defining the Terms “Strategic” and “Tactical” in the ATC Context
  82. Description of What Constitutes Performance
  83. Determining Operations Readiness of Automated ATM Systems
  84. Develop Policy on System Defences During Planned System Degradation
  85. Development of Policy on Formation Flights Within Controlled Airspace
  86. Development of Policy on the Application of Datalink
  87. Developments in Air Traffic Flow Management
  88. Developments in Air Traffic Flow Management
  89. Digitising Flight Progress Strip Displays
  90. Display of GNSS Status to ATC
  91. Display of Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) Surveillance Data on Controller Working Position
  92. Downstream Clearance Via Datalink
  93. Dynamic and Flexible ATS Route Systems
  94. EATCHIP ATM Procedures Development Sub-Group
  95. Emergency Descent Procedures
  96. En-route Wake Turbulence
  97. Environment – Study Emission Trading
  98. Environment – Study Environment Case
  99. Environmental Issues in ATM
  100. Environmental Policy
  101. Evaluating Team Resource Management Implementation within ATC and to Define the Practice for IFATCA
  102. Examine the Interface Between AFIS and ATC
  103. Flight Information Service
  104. Free Flight
  105. From RNAV Visual Approaches to Visual Guided Approaches Supplemented by RNAV
  106. Fusion of ADS and Radar Data
  107. Future ATM
  108. Future ATM Systems of the Next Century
  109. General Considerations on the Implact of U-Space Dynamic Airspace Reconfiguration on ATS Units
  110. Global Aeronautical Distress and Safety System (GADSS)
  111. Harmonised Transition Altitude
  112. Helicopter Operations – ATC Aspects
  113. Helicopter Operations (ATC Aspects)
  114. Helicopter Operations (ATC Aspects)
  115. HF Considerations when Operating Multiple Operational Positions/Sectors
  116. IFATCA’s Vision for the Future of Air Traffic Management (ATM)
  117. IFATCA’s Vision for the future of Air Traffic Management (ATM)
  118. Interactions ATC/ACAS
  119. Introduction of RVSM on a Trial Basis in the North Atlantic Region
  120. Introduction to GNSS Landing Systems
  121. Investigate 4D Trajectory Concepts
  122. Investigate a Possible Future Air Traffic Management Concept
  123. Investigate Applications of Provision of Area Proximity Warnings
  124. Investigate Basic / Advanced Continuous Descent Approaches
  125. Investigate interactions between Traffic Collision Avoidance System and Mode S
  126. Investigate Minimum Safe Altitude Warning Systems (MSAW)
  127. Investigate Operational Use of Level Restrictions in SIDs, STARs and other Published Routes
  128. Investigate Route Conformance Monitoring System
  129. Investigation of the Nomenclature used in the Acronyms CIB & CIC
  130. Legal Issues in Paperless or Strip-less Environments
  131. List of Relevant ICAO Documents
  132. LM 7.5 UNSAFE AIRSPACE/AERODROME
  133. Management of Mixed Mode Operations
  134. Mixed and Segregated Modes of ADS Operations
  135. Mixing Datalink Equipages in the Same Airspace
  136. Monitor the Application and Implementation of RNAV
  137. Monitor the Developments in the Operational use of ASAS
  138. Monitoring Institutional Framework in ATM
  139. Monitoring the Use of TCAS
  140. Moving to a New Facility
  141. NATSPG
  142. Off–Set Tracking in the North Atlantic (NAT)
  143. Operating in Unsafe Airspace
  144. Operational use of DAPs (Down-link Aircraft Parameters)
  145. Optimisation of Climb and Descent Profiles and Fuel Economy
  146. Performance Targets in Air Traffic Management
  147. Phraseology on Ground Based Safety Nets
  148. Policy Review AAS 1.8 – 4D Trajectory Concepts / Management
  149. Policy Review: Strategic Lateral Offset Procedures (SLOP)
  150. Produce a Definition of Area Proximity Warning System
  151. Produce a Definition of Conflict Detection Tools
  152. Produce a Definition of Controller Tools
  153. Produce a Definition of Minimum Safe Altitude Warning Systems
  154. Produce Definition of Short Term Conflict Alert
  155. Professional and Legal Aspects of Downlinking TCAS RAs (TCAS Resolution Advisories)
  156. Provision of Services by Third Party Service Providers
  157. R/T Failure Procedures and Blocking of Frequencies
  158. Radar Monitoring in the En-route Phase
  159. Radar Monitoring Procedures in TMAs
  160. Radio Mandatory Zones / Transponder Mandatory Zones
  161. Radio Mandatory Zones / Transponder Mandatory Zones
  162. Rating for Automatic Dependent Surveillance Control
  163. Recent Developments in Mode S
  164. Reduced Vertical Separation Minima (RVSM)
  165. Reducing “Initial Call” Frequency Congestion
  166. Regulation in Air Traffic Management
  167. Relations between pilot’s final authority and TWR’s responsibilities in conditions of poor or impaired visibility
  168. Relay of Flight Information from Air Traffic Service to Aircraft
  169. Removal of Ground Based Aids
  170. Responsibility For Terrain And Obstacle Clearance During Weather Avoidance
  171. Review ATS 3.36 – Recategorization of Aircraft for Wake Turbulence
  172. Review Continuous Descent Operations Manual
  173. Review Issues Regarding ATC Systems Capability to Monitor Relevant Controller Intervention Buffer (CIB) Parameters
  174. Review of ICAO’s Global Performance Manual
  175. Review of IFATCA Automation Policy
  176. Review of Policy in Regards to TCAS RA Downlink
  177. Review of Policy on Advanced Approach Procedures
  178. Review of Policy on Area Navigation
  179. Review of Policy on Ground Based Safety Nets
  180. Review of Policy: Non-plannable Level in the NAT-Region
  181. Review of Policy: Resumption of Separation Following a TCAS RA
  182. Review of Policy: Short Term Conflict Alert (STCA)
  183. Review of TCAS Policy
  184. Review of Technical Policy
  185. Review of the IFATCA Vision Document
  186. Review of TRNG (ATC Training) – Professional Policy of the TPM
  187. Review policy of ACAS / TCAS
  188. Review Policy on ACAS Phraseology
  189. Review Policy on Environmental Issues in ATM
  190. Review Policy on Formation Flights within Controlled Airspace
  191. Review Policy on Interception of Civil Aircraft
  192. Review Policy on Mixed Mode Operations
  193. Review Policy on Mode S – Operational Requirements
  194. Review Provisions of ATS with Particular Reference to Airspace Classification
  195. Review the Issue of ASAS Separation when less than the Relevant ATC Separation, e.g. Radar
  196. Review the Issues Concerning Controller Intervention Buffer
  197. Revision of Advanced Approach Policy
  198. RNAV – Monitoring its Implementation
  199. RVSM
  200. Safe Use of TCAS/ACAS and the Impact of Mode S Development
  201. Sectorless ATM
  202. Sectorless ATM
  203. SEP 5.3 AIRBORNE SEPARATION ASSISTANCE SYSTEMS (ASAS) AND COCKPIT DISPLAY OF TRAFFIC INFORMATION (CDTI)
  204. SEP 5.4 CONTROLLER INTERVENTION BUFFER
  205. Separation Between Units Without Procedural Agreement
  206. Separation in Class E Airspace
  207. Short Term Conflict Alert
  208. SICASP/WG2 Meeting
  209. SID/STAR Phraseology
  210. Simultaneous Operations on Intersecting Runways
  211. South Pacific of FANS-1/A Datalink Communications
  212. Staffing of ATFM Units – the Need for Licensed ATCOs to Man These Positions
  213. Standard Application of Units of Measure in Civil Aviation
  214. State Aircraft and ‘Due Regard’ Operations
  215. Study Advanced Offset Procedures
  216. Study Air Traffic Flow Management
  217. Study Automatic Dependent Surveillance (ADS) to Update IFATCA Provisional Policy
  218. Study Civil/Military Cooperation
  219. Study Continuous Climb Operations
  220. Study Controlled Time of Arrival Concept
  221. Study Developments Associated with Environmental Issues in ATC
  222. Study Down Link of Traffic Collision Avoidance System Resolution Advisories
  223. Study Merging and Sequencing Concepts
  224. Study Minimum Fuel
  225. Study of Automation – Controller Training
  226. Study of User Driven Prioritisation Process (UDPP)
  227. Study on Legal Liability when Airborne Collision Avoidance Systems (ACAS) are Implemented
  228. Study Operations in a Paper Stripless Environment
  229. Study Recategorization of Aircraft for Wake Turbulence
  230. Study Reporting of TCAS RAs
  231. Study Route Clearances and Associated Requirements
  232. Study Service Priority
  233. Study SID and STAR Naming and Relevant FMS Design
  234. Study Strategic Lateral Offset Procedure
  235. Study the Concept of Block Upgrades
  236. Study the Legal Aspects of the use of GNSS for Air Navigation
  237. Study Transponder Mandatory Zones
  238. Study Visual Separation on Approach
  239. Surveillance – Provide an update on ITP
  240. Surveillance Applications Policy – Conformance Monitoring
  241. Surveillance Applications Policy – Review Policy on Radar Monitoring
  242. Surveillance Applications Policy – Review Policy on ADS
  243. TCAS and ACAS Procedures
  244. Technical Aspects of Medium Term Conflict Detection
  245. Terrain and Obstacle Clearance Responsibilities
  246. Terrain Clearance and Airspace Design
  247. The “Free Flight Concept” – Human Factors Considerations
  248. The Application of Air Ground Datalink
  249. The Provision of Surveillance Approach and Aerodrome Control Services as Combined Function
  250. The Use of ATS Surveillance Data in the Provision of Non-Surveillance Services
  251. The Use of GNSS – ATC
  252. The Use of Lateral Offsets
  253. The Use of Lateral Offsets
  254. The Use of Non-flight Plannable Levels in the Nat Region for Contingency
  255. The Use of Safety Nets in ATM
  256. Three Main Systems of Flight Level (FL) Determination
  257. TPM Review – ATS Editorials
  258. TPM Review – Reference Table
  259. TPM Review – ATS (Major Edit)
  260. Transition Altitudes
  261. TRNG 9.1.3 TEAM RESOURCE MANAGEMENT
  262. TRNG 9.2.6 AIRBORNE COLLISION AVOIDANCE SYSTEM (ACAS) TRAINING
  263. TRNG 9.4.3 AIR TRAFFIC FLOW MANAGEMENT (ATFM)
  264. UTM (Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) Traffic Management)
  265. Vertical Spacing Between Controlled and Uncontrolled Aircraft at or near Airspace Boundaries
  266. Virtual Centres – Review ATS 3.15 Functional Blocks of Airspace
  267. Vision for the Human in the Future ATM System
  268. WAAS
  269. WC 10.2.11 THE “FREE FLIGHT CONCEPT” HUMAN FACTORS CONSIDERATIONS
  270. WC 10.2.8 REGULATORY APPROVAL OF ATM SYSTEMS EQUIPMENT
  271. WC 10.2.9 CO-OPERATIVE SEPARATION
  272. WC 10.7.7 SEPARATION BETWEEN UNITS WITHOUT PROCEDURAL AGREEMENT
  273. Weather Deviation Procedure in Asia-Pacific Region

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