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INF10.22 — Flight Information Exchange (Yellow Profile) - Trial Service

Flight Information Exchange addresses the implementation of the FF-ICE/R1 services over SWIM that are required to exchange pre-departure flight information. Service implementations shall be compliant with the applicable version of the FIXM standard. Flight information exchanges are performed in conformance with the EUROCONTROL SWIM specifications.

It is important to highlight that there will be a transition period (expected to be quite long) with mixed modes of operations. Given the global reach of the concerned stakeholder groups (mainly in relation to AUs) and the lack of implementation mandates on some of them (stakeholders for which the transition is voluntary, business-case dependant), there will be a combination of FF-ICE capable and FF-ICE-non-capable stakeholders. During the transition period, stakeholders implementing FF-ICE/R1 may need to continue to support the current ICAO FPL 2012 format via the traditional communication means.
Adoption of FF-ICE/R1 organizational provisions by concerned stakeholders is a prerequisite for actual deployment and use of FF-ICE/R1 services over SWIM.

Trial service allows FF-ICE-enabled AUs (eAUs) to request to the Network Manager feedback on a trial in a “what-if” operational evaluation context. The service enables eAUs to explore the impacts of any intended change to a filed eFPL and determine the feasibility/validity of a flight plan before committing to it.
Airspace users are not mandated but recommended to upgrade Airspace Users system to be able to use the NM FF-ICE/R1 Trial Service.

NOTE: For a full description of the services as well as of the associated system requirements, see the Family 5, in the SESAR Deployment Programme edition 2022, Approved by the European Commission.

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.

Network Manager


Related Elements

Applicability Area(s) and Timescales

Applicability Area 1:
All EU SES States
(All EU SES States)
Timescales From By Applicable to
Initial Operational Capability 01-01-2021 Applicability Area 1
Full Operational Capability / Target Date 31-12-2025 Applicability Area 1

Links to SESAR Solutions

Links to PCP ATM Sub-Functionalities

ICAO Block Modules: No associated data


Applicable legislation
Regulation (EU) 2021/116 on the establishment of the Common Project One
Applicable ICAO Annexes and other references
Deployment Programme 2022
Family 5.6.1 - Flight Information Exchange
Operating Environments

Expected Performance Benefits

Operational efficiency
Cost efficiency
  Code Title From By Related Enablers
NM01 Develop FF-ICE/R1 Trial Service
  • 01-01-2021
  • 31-12-2025
NM02 Provide the FF-ICE/R1 Trial Service
  • 01-01-2021
  • 31-12-2025
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Supporting Material

Title Related SLoAs

SDM - Standardisation and Regulation support to CP1 deployment 2021, Deliverable D1.1.1 07/2021

NM01, NM02

Consultation & Approval

Working Arrangement in charge
Outline description approved in
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Commitment Decision Body
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