In today operations, air traffic flow management (ATFM) slot swapping allows airspace users (AUs) to request to the Network Manager (NM) a rearrangement of their own flights subject to a regulation in order to better suit their needs. However the current process has some limitations and the AUs requests for rearrangement of their flights to NM cannot be always accommodated.
The enhanced ATFM slot swapping improves the slot swapping currently used by airspace users, by allowing the function to be extended within the same group of airlines/operators (i.e. an alliance), by re-prioritising their flights during the pre-tactical part of operations.
The enhanced slot swapping increases flexibility for airspace users; within the same group of airlines (alliance) and provides a wider range of possibilities, by facilitating the identification of possible swaps for a regulated flight and by reducing the rate of rejection of swap request by refining current processes.
The Network Management function will supervise the swapping or changing of flight priority requests.
NOTE 1: The airport operators are not directly involved in the implementation of the objective. However, there are indirect links through the provision of slot change information to them, via A-CDM process.
NOTE 2: This objective is related to the OI Step AUO-0101-A, but it does not cover the full scope of the OI. It is only addressing a first phase, related to the extension of slot swapping within the same alliance of airlines. The full deployment of the OI is not currently planned.
NOTE 3: The ATFM slot swapping is a feature to be implemented only by the NM and by the airspace users with no intervention from the ANSPs. Therefore the implementation is not associated to a geographical applicability area.
SJU - SESAR Solution 56: Data Pack for Enhanced ATFM Slot Swapping
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