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ENAV, the first and only Air Navigation Service Provider in the world listed on a Stock Exchange, has been a constant presence over the years at the Canso World ATM Congress  in Madrid, now in its 7th edition, which will take place from 12 to 14 March. The most important event in the Air Traffic Management sector will host ,  the major ANSPs and the most prestigious  participants related to the world of air transport, with over 190 exhibiting companies from over 120 Countries.    ENAV’s participation in the Event will be an opportunity to introduce new commercial solutions and services developed by the Group, including the updated version of CRS (Central Rostering System), a system created for the turnover optimization of the operating staff; the first European implementation of ICAO PInS (Point-In-Space) procedures, utilized to support Helicopter Emergency Medical Services and rescue operations. A particular focus will be on the presentation of D-Flight, the NewCo for the control of the drones, of which ENAV is the majority shareholder.    The Company's commercial offer currently includes highly innovative services and products such as Training, Flight Inspection services, Engineering and Maintenance, Meteorological products and services and Aeronautical Consultancy. In this context, a series of multimedia supports will illustrate the latest projects to the Company guests and visitors: the project of the new control tower of Mitiga airport, in Libya, which demonstrates ENAV's capability to operate even in highly critical areas, is the latest news.    The exhibition space will also host the SESAR Walking Tour, an itinerary  of presentations hosted by the stands of the different SESAR stakeholders, giving visitors the opportunity to meet experts and learn about the latest European projects, developed within the SESAR community. ENAV plays a fundamental role in the most important international projects and programs such as SESAR Joint Undertaking , SESAR Deployment Manager, BLUE MED , 4-Flight/Coflight and is a significant shareholder in major international companies, AIREON and EGNOS . The Company is also involved in a series of working tables within international Institutions and Organizations such Eurocontrol , ICAO. 

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Enav is the Italian company which offers services for air traffic control and other essential air navigation services in Italian skies and national airports. Airspace is a precious and limited resource that must be managed punctually, safely and in operational continuity and which must be in line with the growth of the aeronautical sector. Enav provides a safe flight environment to thousand of aircrafts in our skies and harmonious traffic conditions on a daily basis.

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In ENAV we have the international dimension at the heart of our strategy and daily work. ENAV is one of the major European Air Navigation Service Providers, in terms of volume of controlled Airspace and movements as well as investments in technology innovation and R&D, also including programmes and partnerships at the global level. We have a recognized expertise in Air Traffic Management (ATM) operations and services, in the development and validation of new concept of operations and procedures and in working with the supply industry to innovate, design, engineer and plan the implementation of new systems to safely support our Air Traffic Controllers in their highly demanding tasks. In line with the Company mission, we play a leading role in the European and Mediterranean area while also working with the neighboring regions and global actors with the aim to promote synergies with other Service Providers and Organizations and support the development of aviation and the implementation of the Single European Sky. 
 ENAV strategy and cooperation activities aim at developing synergies with the major ATM stakeholders to continuously improve the safety and quality of services provided and to explore the opportunities offered by the technology innovation for the benefit of all customers and finally the wider aviation community. Satellite technology, drones and UTM (UAS Traffic Management) certainly represent emerging opportunities. We are also fully involved in all initiatives aimed at addressing the main challenges the aviation industry has to face today: the coordination of the research and development activities in SESAR, the deployment and coordinated rationalization of the air navigation systems, the growing need for the digitalization and virtualization of Air Traffic Management platforms, the synchronized implementation of new technological and operational tools, finally the need for an enhanced regulatory framework, at regional and global level, supporting the safe and timely implementation of innovative tools and concepts. We are actively supporting, with our experts, the work of international institutions and organizations such as ICAO, EASA, EUROCONTROL, EUROCAE as well as our trade association CANSO (Civil Air Navigation Services Organization). We also play an important role in the A6 Alliance, the strategic partnership amongst some of the key Air Navigation Service Providers in Europe, which represents a major driver for ANSPs business and investments, and ENAV CEO is the Chair of the A6 CEOs Board. Aviation is global, the international domain represents one of the key pillars for our sector and in ENAV we are fully committed to provide our active contribution.  


SESAR 2020

Strongly convinced of the pivotal role of SESAR in the Single European Sky framework to conduct a delivery-oriented and performance-driven Research & Innovation (R&I) Programme, ENAV renewed its full participation in the SESAR Joint Undertaking and its active support to SESAR 2020 Programme, in full continuation with the work conducted in the first Development Phase - SESAR 1. The SESAR 2020 Programme generates an innovation pipeline towards deployment, by demonstrating the viability of technological and operational solutions already developed in SESAR 1 (2008-2016) in larger and more operationally-integrated environments. SESAR 2020 is ensuring a continuous flow of research results moving towards innovation and deployment. The Programme encompasses Industrial Research projects and Very Large Demonstrations and it is currently organised in two phases - Wave 1 (2016- 2019) and Wave 2 (2019-2022) - with an opportunity for a Wave 3 covering the years 2020-2023. Specific long-term research activities (the so-called Exploratory Research) are also addressed by the Programme through ad-hoc Calls. More specifically, Wave 1 sees ENAV committed to the study of several operational concepts and technologies built upon the work already achieved with SESAR 1. 16 projects – of which 2 with leading role – are carried out by ENAV in a number of domains such as airports, en-route and terminal area along with planning, information management and IOP. More than ENAV in SESAR 2020 Wave 1 (2016-2019) at a Glance 

Contribution of 1,100 man-months 
 Participation in 16 Projects (out of 24), 2 of which with “Coordinator” role
Coordinator of PJ22-SEabird “Validation and Demonstration Engineering” 
 Coordinator of PJ03a-SUMO “Integrated Surface Management”  

20 validation activities planned by ENAV in Wave 1 addressing all Maturity Levels (V1 to V3) and validation techniques. To date, 14 validations already successfully executed. In continuation with SESAR 1, ENAV coordinates the transversal project “Validation and Demonstration Engineering” (PJ22 – SEabird), to support effective collaborative requirements management in the Programme, and the research stream on “Integrated Surface Management” (PJ03a – SUMO), focused on ground operations improvements based on Advanced- Surface Movement Guidance and Control System (A-SMGCS). ENAV is also preparing its participation in Wave 2 phase looking at confirming its contribution and commitment to priority solutions developments and at strengthening the link with its industrial deployment plan. ENAV contribution in SESAR 2020 is complemented by a number of national and international partners, named Linked Third Parties (LTP): BULATSA, CIRA, Deep Blue, IBM, IDS, MATS, NAIS, Nav Canada and Techno Sky (ENAV affiliate). For further inormation, please contact:  Daniele Teotino (daniele.teotino@enav.it)  



In order to ensure ultimate effectiveness in the integrated process of build, integration, verification and validation of all ATM Systems, along the digitalization path, ENAV implemented the “National Test Facility” (NTF). The ENAV NTF is a fully fledged Cloud Data Centre as well as a set of simulation, test and pre-operational rooms acting to support all the engineering and pre-operational phases of the ATM system chain. It serves all the ENAV programmes from Operational system SW maintenance, to Training of new concepts, the integration and validation of SESAR and new generation of ATM components and systems, spanning three floors of a new dedicated building in Rome ACC. 
The ENAV NTF is located at Rome ACC and it is equipped with a clustered Software Defined Data Centre, made in collaboration of the biggest players in the IT market, Operational and test Rooms, Simulators and inter-connected with simulated and shadow mode data Nationwide. It was recently joined with the AIREON service delivery point in Ciampino. Born with the aim of managing multiple and concurrent test environments, serving multiple integrated teams, it now became the “cloud-service-enabler” for all new concepts validation in ENAV. The NTF can act as Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS), Platform as a Service as well as ATC-as-a-service (e.g. Coflight Cloud Services). The ENAV NTF serves the “Virtual Centre” concept, by micro-services and secure micro-segmentation of (ATM systems) environments – allowing a fast, reliable, scalable, secure and affordable new infrastructure for the digital transformation.
The NTF incorporated a new RPAS Simulation Facility, including the recently launched www.d-flight.it drone registration service in Italy and will serve research as well as pre-operational UTM-related phases. As Validation and Testing Centre of ENAV it includes the SESAR industrial based ATC platforms, SESAR Airborne segment composed of the Advanced Cockpit Simulator “ACS” and a set of virtualized cockpit simulators called iA/C and a fully-fledged 270° (Remote) Tower Simulator and the connection to the network infrastructures to support real Live trials (incl. PENS). The National Test facilities hosts different web-based services such as the PJ22 System Engineering Data Management Framework (www.SE-DMF.eu) that serves actively the preparation of the main artefacts and engineering data for the SESAR 2020 Programme. NTF is under a constant security monitor by the ENAV Security Operations Centre for the provision of IaaS and PaaS for the Core Business activities of the ENAV Group.  


The SESAR Deployment Manager (DM) is the body nominated by the European Commission to coordinate and synchronize the Deployment Programme which aims at implementing SESAR systems and procedures. In January 2018 the SESAR Deployment Manager (SDM) modified, under the Belgian law, its legal status in a non-for-profit international association, the Sesar Deployment Alliance AISBL (SDA AISBL). 
While the scope of work carried out by the SDM remains unchanged, its membership has been enlarged to HungaroControl, ROMATSA and Ryanair which will cooperate alongside the founding members of the SDA Consortium, selected by the European Commission on 5th December 2014: European airlines (Air France-KLM Group, Easyjet, IAG e Lufthansa Group); airports (SDAG - SESAR related Deployment Airport Group); and ANSPs like DFS (Germany), DSNA (France), ENAIRE (Spain), ENAV and NATS (UK), in collaboration with PANSA (Poland) and a group of ANSPs members of the COOPANS alliance made of AustroControl (Austria), Croatia Control, IAA (Ireland), LFV (Sweden) and Naviair (Denmark).   
The current SDM legal status as legal entity has simplified the SDM management of the activities of synchronizing the deployment of the Pilot Common Project (PCP), reviewing of the PCP and performing its role as Datalink Services (DLS) implementation manager. Furthermore, the evolution in legal entity has also streamlined the SDM role as coordinator of multiple SESAR modernisation projects, in its capabilities to lead bids on behalf of subcontractors. ENAV has been playing a double (major) role in the SESAR Deployment Manager (SDM): as a member of the SDA AISBL, ENAV participates to the governing bodies of the organization and plays an important role at management level of the SDM. 
 as an Implementing Partner, ENAV successfully took part to the Calls for Proposals 2014, 2015, 2016 and applied for the 2017 Call, within the European funding programme - Connecting Europe Facilities (CEF) which led to the granting of funds for projects related to the implementation of the Deployment Programme. The total number of fully completed air traffic modernization projects being deployed by SDM and supported by all operational stakeholders has achieved an outstanding number 105 – the first 100 representing an investment of EUR403 million – with a further 225 ongoing and 19 more planned, bringing new operational efficiencies as well as environmental and capacity benefits to Europe’s aviation industry. The European Commission awarded to 2017 Call EUR 290 million co-funding deployment projects coordinated by the SDM. ENAV presented 7 projects for an amount of EUR 35 million of total costs. Below a breakdown on the expected benefits as a result of the SESAR deployment modernization projects:  


738,000 flight minutes expected to be saved in 2019 representing a cost saving of 29 million euro By 2030 the number of saved flight minutes will climb to 12 million representing a cost saving of 484 million euro  


12,200 tons of fuel expected to be saved in 2019 representing 38 300 tons of CO2 saved and a cost saving of 10 million euro By 2030 this will climb to 166 000 tons of saved fuel and represents 522,000 tons of CO2 saved and 134 million euro  


363,000 delay minutes expected to be saved in 2019 representing 10 million euro By 2030 this will climb to 6.2 million delay minutes saved and 178 million euro  


The steady evolution of aeronautical communications from analogic to digital is not only a needed process, but it’s in full development and implementation. Global and European plans for the innovation of ATM Systems already exist and deal with this topic in depth, aiming at managing this evolution in a comprehensive, timely and coordinated way. ICAO Global Air Navigation Plan (GANP) and European ATM Master Plan (EATMP) identify communication roadmaps, with overall indications both on related infrastructure and timing. Data-Link Communications represent one of the major technical enabler for the SESAR Concept of Operations. In particular, the availability of Data-Link Communications represents the critical facilitator for the coordinated and efficient deployment of fundamental ATM Functions, such as i4D and SWIM. ENAV has always been proactively involved in several international initiatives and projects (in some of them with a leading role), with the aim of analysing the governance models as well as the technical and operational aspects of the future Data-Link environment: A6 Study on Data-Link Services (2013-2015) SESAR JU Capacity Study (VDL mode 2 Capacity and Performance Analysis) SESAR JU ELSA Study (VDL mode 2 Measurement, Analysis and Simulation campaign) Data-Link Services implementation development activities in BLUEMED FAB Region Implementation Projects in Innovative & Networks Executive Agency (INEA) CALLs 2014 and 2015 Implementation Projects in Innovative & Networks Executive Agency (INEA) CALL 2016: Path I – Implementation of the DLS transitional solution (Multi-Frequency in Blue Med area) Path II – Preparatory activities towards the Target Solution Implementation Projects in Innovative & Networks Executive Agency (INEA) CALL 2017: DLS IP1 - European Target Solution assessment. Data-Link VDLM2 Communication infrastructure in Italy is characterised by the innovative “dual-squitter” solution (also known as “dual-language”), which ensures the optimisation of the available technical resources and the best use of the RF spectrum. Today in all Italian Airspace, our Clients can use the services associated with the CPDLC application, ensuring the expected benefits of its implementation, such as the alleviation of frequencies congestion, the improvement of ATCOs/Pilots communication efficiency together with the reduction of their workload in voice interactions. The development and implementation activities have increasingly allowed ENAV to gain a comprehensive and structured experience in the Data-Link Communications domain, which will pave the way to the wider platform of initiatives on which Europe will build its future ATM Data-Link Communication For further info, please contact: Cristiano Baldoni (cristiano.baldoni@enav.it) Gianguido Bragagnini (gianguido.bragagnini@enav.it)

cristiano.baldoni@enav.it gianguido.bragagnini@enav.it


New challenges have been always on the horizon of the ATM industry in the past 30 years. Technology evolution, innovation, new operational concepts and service requirements definition have been common drivers for ATM industry change and the next 30 years are likely to become even more challenging as a new wave of technological changes and innovation unfurls. The Long Term/Exploratory Research drives the development and evaluation of innovative and unconventional ideas, concepts, methods and technologies that can define, prepare and deliver the performance required for the next generation of European ATM system and thus contribute to its successful evolution. The next generation of European ATM system shall be designed to enable new concepts of air operations and shall be capable to handle and integrate safely different types of air vehicles (e.g. not excluding RPAS/UAS, eVTOL, Hyper-sonic, Sub-orbital flights etc.). ENAV contribution to Long Term Research is intended to stimulate scientific research and to address where possible the known yet unsolved problems across the ATM Research domain transferring the results of past research and applying it to new applications and/or novel technologies in search of innovative and ground breaking results. ENAV is doing that pragmatically through the participation in several H2020/S2020 Exploratory Research projects and Advisory Boards. ENAV vision is that Long Term Research projects have the potential to provide results that can be carried upward through the ATM Industrial Research paving the way to the development and deployment of successful ATM concepts and technologies as required by the SESAR 2020 Vision. For further information, please contact: Giancarlo Ferrara (giancarlo.ferrara@enav.it)  



The A6 is the alliance of the main European Air Navigation Service Providers (ANSPs). Its aim is to drive the modernisation of the European ATM network within SESAR for the benefit of all aviation stakeholders. Its role is to create synergies between the ANSP members of the SESAR JU to maximise customer and network benefits and to provide leadership at European level in critical technical and strategic areas. The A6 members, bound by a Memorandum of Cooperation, are full members of the SESAR Joint Undertaking, making the A6 uniquely placed to represent the interests of the ATM industry in the effective deployment of technologies and concepts developed through SESAR. The first Memorandum of Cooperation signed in 2011 by The first Memorandum of Cooperation signed in 2011 by members of the original A6 Alliance (DSNA/France, DFS/ Germany, ENAV/Italy, ENAIRE/Spain, NATS/UK as well as Noracon Consortium including ANSPs of Austria, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Ireland, Norway and Sweden) has been revised to enable even greater cooperation extending the membership to COOPANS Alliance (ANSPs of Austria, Croatia, Denmark, Ireland and Sweden) and the B4 consortium (ANSPs of Czech Republic, Lithuania, Poland and Slovakia). Further, PANSA, Poland’s ANSP, became full member of the A6 Alliance and in 2017 the Alliance has widened the cooperation to Skyguide/Switzerland. The A6 Alliance is also part of the SESAR Deployment Alliance AISBL (SDA), the legal entity performing the role of the SESAR Deployment Manager since the 1st January 2018. To this scope, the Alliance signed a cooperation agreement with the new SDA members - HungaroControl and Romatsa - for the SESAR Deployment Manager function. The main topics driving the A6 activities are those that represent today and in the next future the main challenges   that the aviation industry has to face to continue its evolution towards the SES goals, in particular: coordination of the research and development activities in the SESAR field; development and rationalization of the air navigation systems; digitalization and virtualization of Air Traffic Management platforms; synchronized implementation of technological and operational priorities dictated by the European "deployment" program and the enhanced regulatory framework applicable to all EU member states. In 2019 ENAV continues its commitment and contribution to the A6 purposes with a view to proactively support the modernization process of the European ATM through the confirmation of ENAV CEO, as chairperson of the A6 Alliance for the second year. Thanks to the solid relationship among partners, the A6 managed to strengthen their position and represent an influencing voice for any process potentially affecting the ATM business in Europe, while tightening up relationships with major organizations and stakeholders, within the industry as well as with the European institutions.  


The SES Digital Backbone (SDB) is the A6 Alliance and EUROCONTROL joint initiative, to establish a “digital backbone” to underpin the Europe-wide systems and technology developments supporting the move towards a Single European Sky (SES). On the 1st of October 2018 the A6 Alliance and EUROCONTROL published a White paper on the SDB projects exploring how a shared data exchange infrastructure can be set up by the European ATM industry, and to set out its collaborative and inclusive governance “the SES Shared Services Alliance”. The SES Digital Backbone would support the essential data exchange infrastructure to create an overarching framework for the wide range of SES implementation projects. Initially it proposes to build on the successful NewPENS approach to expand this to other key systems projects such as Data-Link and System Wide Information Management (SWIM) common components and ensuring interoperability support. The SES Digital Backbone, governed by operational stakeholders on a “by-industry-for-industry” basis through the SES Shared Services Alliance is the way to making sure that operational stakeholders can effectively and efficiently integrate technological solutions developed by SESAR. 
For further info, please contact: 
Cristiano Cantoni (cristiano.cantoni@enavit
Stefania Comitti (stefania.comitti@enav.it)

cristiano.cantoni@enavit stefania.comitti@enav.it

4-Flight has the objective to design, develop and put in operation the next generation of En route and Approach Air Traffic Management System, replacing the one currently serving the 751.728 Kmq-wide Italian airspace. The Programme is articulated in two phases. The first one implements the new ATM system capabilities to be deployed in the national air traffic support facilities. The second phase will enrich the phase 1 system with new functionalities in order to comply with future operational needs, new regulations and the future SESAR requirements for the 2020 forward scenario. The 4-Flight ATM system is developed following a Model Driven Architecture (MDA) approach, adopting state of the art engineering practices and innovative technological enablers. It integrates the Eurocontrol ATM surveillance tracker and server (ARTAS) and the new Flight Data Processor developed in the framework of the Coflight eFDP Programme, with Finmeccanica and Thales constituting the supply Consortium for ENAV and DSNA. The 4-Flight ATM system responds to state of the art functional and non-functional specifications and endorses the operational and technical requirements stemming from the SESAR Programme. 4-Flight key functionalities are: Integrated Environment Data Management: System-wide environment data centralised management; Import/ export from/to European and local sources according to AIXM; Assisted setting of ATM system parametres; Offline preparation of multiple environment data sets with copy, merge and migration facilities. Enhanced Working Position (WP): Based on Java software technology and OpenGL graphical engine; Predicted Range and Bearing: both point-to-track to support air traffic planning management and track to-track for quick check of separation; Graphical features for quick order issuing (e.g. flight leg for rerouting using drag and drop). Flexible Airspace Management + Civil Military Coordination: Flexible and adaptive control of Civil and Military Air responsibility for the flight crossing the GAT/OAT volumes, TSA areas, Strategic airspace constraint volumes; Automatic CDR/TSA activation and deactivation according centralised and configurable timetable, easy and prompt display of the CDR/TSA areas status. Air Ground Data Exchange (AGDE): AGDE services fully integrated in the ATM environment; AGDE HMI directly available on controller positions and harmonized with HMI principles; Graphical objects (e.g.: label) identify the point of contact between the HMI operator and the airborne; Control and Monitoring of AGDE services is integrated in the system technical maintenance platform; Recording and Playback of AGDE services is integrated in the legal recording; Scalable and Flexible, each AGDE service can be separately configured in the system and can be configured to interface any Service Provider through any Network. ENAV will implement 4-Flight in its Area Control Centres fully responding to the Pilot Common Project’s requirements and SES implementing rules. For further information, please contact: Claudio Cannavicci (claudio.cannavicci@enav.it)  



The Coflight-eFDP System is a next generation Flight Data Processing (FDP) System designed to meet the needs of Air Navigation Service Providers for the next 20 years, satisfying the necessity for the harmonisation and interoperability of air traffic management systems in Europe and facilitating the integration of advanced tools in the global ATM system, for the benefit of all transport stakeholders in compliance with Single European Sky and SESAR programme objectives. The system will replace the current legacy flight data processing system with a very advanced new generation one, with no disruption to service through a staged implementation plan. The system contains features that will satisfy the general needs of ATM in Europe and thanks to its open architecture will be easily integrated into any particular air navigation services provider’s environment. To reduce maintenance costs and to facilitate further developments, the system architecture is model driven (MDA) and complies with recognised standards (CORBA, object oriented languages, UML modelling tools). This new highly fault-tolerant architecture complies with the Safety Regulatory Requirements applicable to CNS/ATM systems (2096/2005 and 482/2008 European regulations). The basic philosophy of the implementation programme is to reduce risks to a minimum by adopting an incremental development strategy. The level of change at each step will be limited, enabling the phased integration in the overall National and European ATM systems, rapid corrections in the case of errors and a quick investment return. Coflight provides also advanced functions like 4D trajectory predictions, interoperability with other systems and datalink capabilities, supporting current and future operational concepts. ENAV and the French Air Navigation Service provider – DSNA (Direction de Services de la Navigation Aérienne) alongside industrial partners Leonardo and Thales, are jointly committed to Coflight, the new generation Flight Data Processing System, reinforcing their cooperation to promote Coflight on the European scene by the establishment European scene by the establishment of a long-term support and maintenance services contract. 
For further info, please contact: Claudio Cannavicci (claudio.cannavicci@enav.it)  



In March 2014 during the World ATM Congress (WAC), DSNA, ENAV, MATS and Skyguide CEOs launched the programme “Coflight Cloud Services” (CCS). The four ANSPs partnered to study the feasibility of providing flight data processing and related services based on Coflight-eFDP product as a first step towards Virtual Centre Concept. A two-year feasibility study was conducted over 2015/2016, during which CCS programme explored: the operational environment driving CCS concept (customers’ needs, provider/customer responsibilities, commercial offers for future customers), and the corresponding technical architecture for software, hardware and network, also ensuring the future SWIM compliance of the solution; the legal aspects for this programme on the contract part, but also on safety, security and interoperability aspects according to current regulations; the additional requirements that should be implemented in further steps of the programme to make it fully operational according to partner’s needs; the way(s) to have a smooth transition for customers from current ATM systems to target systems in-cluding CCS; finally, the economic aspects of this programme, starting with a market study followed by an evaluation of business models of CCS once in operation for Customers.   This two-year feasibility study was concluded by Trials, in order to demonstrate the capability to provide a defined subset of the CCS services to a distant ANSP and to validate the CCS technical aspects defined. The operational environment has defined 5 CCS services that represent efficient business solutions proposed to Customers: Each service has a specific operational objective which is reached by using a subset of CCS services that are contractually provided by a Provider to a Customer, with dedicated agreed Service Levels.   Description of Customers and Providers expectations, requirements, and responsibilities for each CCS service has been commonly elaborated, according to each partner’s needs. Since 2017, the four Partners – DSNA, ENAV, MATS and Skyguide – started the Development and Deployment Phase which is aimed at the gradual implementation of the 5 CCS services. By using CCS, ANSPs will be able to deliver optimum performance through remote provision of: 4D-trajectory prediction, a trajectory always close to the actual behaviour of the aircraft Vertical profile management using all the Requested Flight Level (RFL) as filed in the initial flight plan Modification of routes Monitoring alerts for flight data discrepancies Interoperability functions Datalink capabilities Gate-to-gate eFDP Flexible use of airspace   Coflight Cloud Services will provide an innovative remote service delivery instead of deploying a new physical system component. This is the beginning of a new business model in ANS provision. Coflight Cloud Services concept development will enable ANSPs to benefit from  sharing investments and reducing operating costs. This two-year feasibility study was concluded by Trials, in order to demonstrate the capability to provide a defined subset of the CCS services to a distant ANSP and to validate the CCS technical aspects defined. The operational environment has defined 5 CCS services that represent efficient business solutions proposed to Customers: Each service has a specific operational objective which is reached by using a subset of CCS services that are contractually provided by a Provider to a Customer, with dedicated agreed Service Levels.   For further info, please contact: Claudio Cannavicci (claudio.cannavicci@enav.it)  



ENAV looks at satellite technology as one of the main enabler in the future CNS/ATM scenario, where the capability of a system to support continental/global services, joining and harmonizing the efforts of multiple stakeholders, will be a key factor for success. ENAV has joined satellite initiatives in the CNS field since the 90’ by providing expertise and financial contribution in the EGNOS Programme (i.e. the first European step in satellite navigation). 
EGNOS is the European Satellite Based Augmentation System (today augmenting GPS), able to support approach procedures with vertical guidance (APV-I SBAS and SBAS CAT I (LPV200)) allowing reduced minimum decision height, set at up to 250-200 feet. This reduction allows, among others, increased runway capacity, permitting landings under conditions of poor visibility, even in airports not equipped with ILS or when ILS service is unavailable. EGNOS Signal in Space was certified and declared available by the European Commission for Safety of Life (SoL) application in its coverage area in March 2011. In December 2012 ENAV, among the first ANSPs in Europe, designed and published the first APV-I SBAS procedure in Italy in Milano Linate. Other GNSS SBAS procedures were then published for Fiumicino, Malpensa, Bologna, Venice, Olbia, Verona, Firenze e Bergamo, Lamezia Terme, Parma, Cuneo, Pantelleria, Reggio Calabria, Palermo Alghero, Ancona airports for a total of 31 Italian RWYs served by GNSS LPV/CAT1 SBAS procedures at January 2019. Being its flight inspection fleet equipped with EGNOS certified capabilities, ENAV is also involved at international level in both design and flight validation of procedures outside Italy. During the EGNOS system design and implementation as well as EGNOS service certification and introduction, ENAV experts participated in the definition of Mission and Operational requirements. Such participation, still ongoing in view of the next versions of the EGNOS system, is provided both at Committee/Board/Panel and/or Working Group/ Task Force level within the ICAO, ESA, EUROCONTROL, EC and GSA working arrangements dealing with Satellite Navigation matters. The experience gained in GNSS allows ENAVinvolvement in national and international projects for EGNOS services introduction and EGNOS system evolutions. Among them, projects promoted by the European GNSS Agency (GSA) like BLUE GNSS concluded with success in 2018 implementing the first regional GNSS Monitoring network and designing and validating 12 GNSS procedures in BlueMed FAB so demonstrating the benefits of EGNOS procedures in terms of airport accessibility with improved vertical guidance and lower minima in particularly challenging environments; and projects promoted by INEA like “Deployment of SBAS Cat 1 capability on Airbus A320”. Also, ENAV pay particular attention to the promising benefits of EGNOS implementation in the field of rotorcraft, in this frame ENAV is leading several national projects aimed at implementing Point In Space (PInS) procedures for different locations. Further main roles played by ENAV in EGNOS are related to its membership in ESSP (European Satellite Services Provider) and its operating in Rome ACC premises one of the two Mission Control Centre (MCC) of the EGNOS system.  


PinS approach procedures are GNSS EGNOS based approaches designed for helicopters, which include an instrument segment until a specific point in space (PinS Reference Point) and then a visual segment ending at the heliport/landing location. Similarly PinS departure procedures include a visual segment from the departure location to a specific point defined as Initial Departure Fix (IDF) and then an instrument segment. In this field, ENAV has recently successfully concluded a project in the autonomous province of Trento designing PinS procedures to support HEMS (Helicopter Emergency Medical Service) operations in Trento area and to connect Trento Mattarello Airport with the Cles hospital helipad. The project, partially funded by the European Union through the GSA EGNOS Adoption in Aviation Program, has seen the creation of 6 PinS procedures (i.e. 2 approach procedures and 1 departing procedure to/from Trento/Mattarello airport and 2 approach procedures and 1 departing procedure to/from Cles Helipad). The implementation of the mentioned procedures, the firsts of this kind published in Europe, was the result of a joint effort of Trentino Trasporti S.p.A. (i.e. the owner company of Trento Mattarello airport and Cles helipad), ENAC, ENAV, Leonardo helicopters and, as end user, the Helicopters Unit of Province of Trento.  


was founded as an European Economic Interest Grouping (EEIG) in 2001. In 2008 ESSP was transformed into a new company of limited liability “ESSP SAS” to be awarded by the European Commission (acting as owner of the EGNOS system since April 2009) with the first contract for the operations of the EGNOS Open Service (OS) and the service provision of the EGNOS SoL service and the European Data Access Service (EDAS) for EGNOS commercial applications. ESSP has been successfully operating and delivering the EGNOS SoL service since 2011 on behalf of the European GNSS Agency. ESSP is unique as shareholders of ESSP with ENAV are other 6 major ANSPs and it holds a Pan-European ANSP certificate from EASA. EGNOS, the European SBAS, in its service area has been offering “Cat 1 everywhere, every time” since 2015 and ESSP with its shareholders has largely contributed to the swift increase of the number of EGNOS based approaches, now reaching more than 468 Instrumental Rwy ends with LPV procedure published at end 2018. Taking benefits of its proved excellence in EGNOS service provision, ESSP SAS, following a competitive bid, was awarded in 2013 by EC/GSA with the contract to provide the EGNOS services up to 2021.  


In 2016 ENAV joined the ESA “Iris” initiative as contributor to INMARSAT in Iris “Service Evolution Study” project and is now involved in the Iris “Initial Operational Capability” project.   IRIS is the ESA Programme aiming to develop a satellite-based air–ground communication system for Air Traffic Management (ATM). The Iris Service starts with Iris IOC to support Controller Pilot Data Link Communications (CPDLC) and Initial 4D; it will act as a complement to VDL M2 over ATN. In the longer term the vision is that the Iris service will evolve to Iris FOC to support Full 4D and operate in a “multi-link” environment with future terrestrial data-links, providing a higher performance and highly secure service. By 2021, Iris IOC will perform flight trials in Europe with some revenue fights supporting CPDLC and initial 4D flight path control, with the exchange of EPPs (Extended Projected Profiles) coming directly from avionic systems. The core characteristic of i4D is making sure that trajectories are always synchronised between air and ground, which will enable more efficient management of traffic and certainty of flight profiles.  


Since 2013, becoming a member of Aireon LLC, ENAV has enlarged its involvement in satellite technologies to include the surveillance domain through satellite ADS-B (Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast). AIREON is a Company to design, finance, procure, deploy and operate a global, satellite-based aviation monitoring service utilizing ADS-B technology. ENAV participate in AIREON with about 11% of shares, other shareholders being NAVCANADA, Iridium Communications Inc., NATS, IAA and Naviair. Aireon will take benefit of the world’s furthest reaching network, being Aireon special ADS-B receiver payloads to be hosted on each of the Iridium Next 66 LEO operational satellites constellation. On 11th January 2019 Aireon announced a successful eighth and final launch so completing the constellation and passing one of the last remaining milestones before Aireon delivering of the first-ever space-based global aviation surveillance service. Thanks to Aireon service, the ADS-B message transmitted by the aircraft and including information on its position as accurate as calculated onboard could reach an ANSPs wherever the aircraft is flying on the globe. Aireon data are expected to have a strong positive impact on air operations both by allowing the most efficient surveillance in areas not covered by radar and by giving all the benefits by a further diversified (satellite vs ground) surveillance layer in areas already radar-covered. Moreover, the possibility of knowing real time aircraft position in every airspace around the world will create new opportunities for future air traffic management optimisation and value added services. ENAV participation in Aireon is also intended to bring to the development of this Satellite ADS-B service all the experience and skills of one of the major European ANSP as well as to develop synergies with other international initiatives. In this frame ENAV, that hosts in its Ciampino Technical Centre one of the first delivered Aireon Service Delivery Point (SDP), is also contributing to Aireon ADS-B data validation and Aireon EASA certification. For further information, please contact: Claudio Rinaldi (claudio.rinaldi@enav.it)


Italy has undertaken a stepwise approach to deploy a robust and scalable U-Space solution for Italy. In summer 2016 ENAC and ENAV concluded an Agreement engaging ENAV for the development of U-Space services, and its designation as the future provider for U-space core services in Italy. The first result achieved was the publication of the web platform D-Flight (www.d-flight.it), which provides drone users with initial U-Space U1 services. Building on the ENAV experience, the DIODE consortium is made of 10 high-profile partners. They have been selected for their excellent skills on the topics relevant to the project implementation as well as their complementarity in order to provide the necessary knowledge, expertise, and state-of-the-art background required to ensure the success of the DIODE project as well as the sustainability of the proposed action and expected results. DIODE represents the opportunity for Italy to further accelerate the planned on-going U-Space deployment process, anticipating the availability of advanced U-Space services in a defined portion of airspace to comply with the objectives of the Programme, and to share the results of its demonstrations within Europe and the rest of the world. DIODE will demonstrate, in a live environment, how the provision of a combination of U-Space, U1, U2 and initial U3 services, built on top of D-Flight, will ensure an adequate level of safety for all airspace users and people on the ground, while multiple drone operators and manned aviation will conduct drone operations, each one pursuing its own business or recreational objectives, in all environments including urban, while complying with a set of defined rules. The demonstration exercises will be based on real missions and related business cases, which might occur in environments subject to temporary airspace reservation, all taking place in a real-life environment. It will include 11 missions divided in two demonstration scenarios where the drones will fly simultaneously in the same area into the Rieti’s Aerodrome Traffic Zone (ATZ). For further info, please contact: Stefano Giovannini (stefano.giovannini@enav.it)




The Single European Sky is currently experiencing the full implementation of Functional Airspace Blocks (FABs) by the EU Member States. The BLUE MED partners are the EU Member States of Cyprus, Greece, Italy and Malta. The BLUE MED FAB project - coordinated by ENAV - is the European Mediterranean FAB initiative. It represents the natural European gate dedicated to air traffic flows coming from Africa and the Middle-East, namely among the regions with the prospective fastest growing trend in the next future. In 2018, 2,711,098 flights (+8.30% in comparison to 2017) were managed in the BLUE MED FAB. The BLUE MED FAB is open to the participation of neighbouring States which are interested in cooperating in a wide range of activities, allowing them to reap the full benefits of the integration of operational and technical solutions developed in the Mediterranean area. In 2013, the Civil Aviation Authority of Israel signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the BLUE MED FAB for its involvement in the initiative. Today, the BLUE MED FAB is in its Implementation Phase, a coordinated deployment initiative in which operational and technical improvements are being delivered, progressively determining a paramount shift in the organisation of Air Navigation Services over the Mediterranean basin. This is bringing added value for the Airspace Users in terms of enhanced efficiency, reduced delays and costs and lower environmental impact. All steps are also being coordinated with other FABs through an intense inter-FAB cooperation in the areas of Operations, Communication and Performance. The Inter-FAB coordination platform, formally established in 2015 by representatives of the 9 European FABs, is an opportunity to formulate common goals, share experiences and collectively have a strong and cohesive voice in Europe. A Functional Airspace Block is a portion of airspace where air traffic is managed regardless of exist-ing national boundaries, taking into account operational and technical requirements and considering Airspace Users’ needs at the centre of service provision. Within an established FAB, Air Traffic Man-agement is harmonised among the partners, limiting costs, improving operational capacity, reducing the environmental impact of operations, while maintaining the highest level of Safety. 
 For further information, please contact: Claudio Cannavicci (claudio.cannavicci@enav.it)