|Deployment Scenario Title
Optimised low-level IFR routes for rotorcraft
|Deployment Scenario Description
|Optimised low-level IFR routes for rotorcraft: currently, GNSS technology enhanced by SBAS systems (without ground infrastructure), which provide the required integrity for GNSS signals, identifies the availability of specific IFR routes, with improved accuracy, reliability and accessibility, to enable rotorcraft operators to access controlled airspace. Furthermore, the ICAO PBN concept, owing to the development of the RNP1/RNP0.3 navigation applications, makes a wide range of benefits available, with the aim of enhancing rotorcraft operations and integrating them into the future ATM system.
|Essential Operational Change
|Multimodal Mobility and integration of all Airspace Users
|In deployment phase: Key SESAR Solution
|Applicable Operating Environment
|Performance Contribution of the DS
|Stakeholders affected (at least one enabler to be deployed)
|APP, ENR, MET
|APP, ENR, MET
|Scheduled, BA Fixed, BA Rotorcraft, GA, FOC
|Optimised low-level instrument flight rules (IFR) routes for rotorcraft
|Usually the rotorcraft operators have to face significant weather and terrain-related challenges...
|Operational Improvement Steps
|OI Step Code
|OI Step Title
|OI Step Description
|Integration into the TMA route structure of optimised Low Level IFR route network for rotorcraft using RNP-1/RNP-0.3
|In controlled airspace (TMA) Rotorcraft low altitude RNP-1/RNP-0.3 IFR routes are strategically...
|Flight management and guidance for RNP 0.3 (Category H(rotorcraft)) in all phases of flight, except final approach and initial missed approach
|The helicopter community identified a need for a specification that has a single accuracy of...
|ATC procedure to handle low level IFR routes for rotorcraft
|Design of ATC routes (low level IFR routes) to manage the climbing and descending flows from and...
|Generate and provide MET information relevant for TMA and En-route related operations (PCP)
|ATM-MET system acquiring, generating, assembling and providing Meteorological (MET) information...