Ensure that the principles, rules and procedures for OAT and GAT handling can be commonly applied to the maximum possible extent within ECAC airspace.
The needs of military aviation and ATM support are often beyond the scope of civil aviation and therefore not sufficiently covered by ICAO provisions for General Air Traffic (GAT). This requires the military to use Operational Air Traffic (OAT) as the means to provide the regulatory provisions and ATM arrangements necessary for successful military training and mission accomplishment. However, each State has developed different OAT rules, which need to be harmonised in line with the Functional Airspace Blocks (FAB) principles in order to further enhance civil-military coordination and in particular to progress and implement the interoperability of GAT and OAT structures and operations.
Harmonisation of OAT/GAT handling covers the following main actions:
- Identifying the various types of military operations which cannot be accommodated applying GAT rules and require additional rules and procedures (OAT);
- Defining EUROAT rules and procedures for handling military operations in European Civil Aviation Conference (ECAC) airspace whilst developing common civil military principles for the safe handling of civil and military traffic in one continuum of airspace.
- Harmonisation of military aeronautical information in Europe through European Aeronautical Service (EAD).
NOTE FOR MILITARY AUTHORITIES: It is the responsibility of each military authority to review this Objective IN ITS ENTIRETY and address each of the SLoAs that the military authority considers RELEVANT for itself. This has to be done on top and above of the review of "MIL" SLoAs which identify actions EXCLUSIVE to military authorities.
|Initial operational capability||01-01-2012||—||Applicability Area|
|Full operational capability||—||31-12-2018||Applicability Area|
|REG01||Revise national legislation as required||
|ASP01||Apply common principles, rules and procedures for OAT handling and OAT/GAT interface||
|ASP02||Train staff as necessary||
|MIL01||Apply common principles, rules and procedures for OAT handling and OAT/GAT interface||
|MIL02||Provide feedback on result of conformance analysis between national rules to EUROAT||
|MIL03||Implement a harmonized OAT Flight Plan||DELETED|
|MIL04||Migrate military aeronautical information to EAD||
|MIL05||Implementing a pan-European OAT-IFR Transit Service (OATTS)||DELETED|
EUROCONTROL - Air Traffic Controller Training at Operational Units - Edition 2.0 / 06/1999
EUROCONTROL - EAD Safety Case - Edition 2.3 / 09/2009
EUROCONTROL - EUROCONTROL Publication for harmonized Rules for Operational Air Traffic (OAT) under Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) inside controlled Airspace of the ECAC Area (EUROAT) - Edition 3.0 - Change 9 / 03/2021
|ASP01, MIL01, MIL02, REG01|
EUROCONTROL - SPEC-157 - EUROCONTROL Specification for ATCO Common Core Content Initial Training - Edition 2.0 / 04/2015