Airspace Design

The objective of Airspace Design is to ensure an efficient, flexible and dynamic airspace structure, based on multi-option routings and areas of Free Route operations, supported by adaptable ATC sectorisation, that will accommodate future air traffic demand and meet the SES Performance requirements in terms of capacity and flight efficiency, in a cost-effective manner.  PlaneTime is able to support current and new airspace designs, based on the following principles;

  • Common general principles complemented by technical specifications for airspace design;
  • Military airspace requirements;
  • An agreed European route network and, where feasible, free route airspace structure designed to meet all user requirements with details covering all the airspace change projects;
  • Route network and free route airspace utilization rules and availability;
  • Indications on recommended ATC sectorisation and sector families in support of the ATS airspace structure to be designed, decided and implemented by the member states;
  • Guidelines for airspace management;
  • A defined development timetable;
  • The calendar for a common publication and implementation cycle, through the Network Operations Plan; and
  • An overview of the current and expected Network situation, including expected performance based on current and agreed plans.