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 284

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

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