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Common Services

Periodic Reporting for period 3 - PJ15 COSER (Common Services)

Reporting period: 2019-01-01 to 2019-12-31

Nowadays the ATM business is highly fragmented in Europe with the different stakeholders deploying different solutions for tackling similar functionalities in different locations.
A generic principle of the SESAR programme is that, where services can be delivered in a harmonised manner, they should be. One of the most efficient manners of doing so is through the provision of Common Services.
A Common Service is a service that provides a capability (business functionality) to consumers in the same way that they would otherwise need to provide themselves. As a natural consequence, the Common Services approach addresses the unnecessary costs of fragmentation and ensures the delivery of such functionalities with an improved cost effectiveness, which should in turn benefit the whole European ATM Community.
The main objectives of the PJ.15 project are:

Objective 1: Definition and validation of the Common Services
The main objective of this project is to define, develop and validate the identified Common Services in order to demonstrate the feasibility of the Common Services and the cost-efficiency derived from the Common Service approach.
The following Common Services will be developed and validated in the PJ.15 solutions:
• PJ.15-01. Sub-Regional Demand Capacity Balancing
• PJ.15-02. Delay Sharing
• PJ.15-08. Trajectory Prediction
• PJ.15-09. Data Centre Service for Virtual Centre
• PJ.15-10. Static Aeronautical Data
• PJ.15-11. Aeronautical Digital Map

Objective 2: Integration of the architectural changes produced by the Common Services
PJ.15 through its lifecycle, will produce a number of deliverables which are of interest from the architectural perspective. These deliverables will be delivered for their integration into the ATM architecture (EATMA) on a yearly basis and with the required level of quality and consistency.

Objective 3: Discovery and definition of additional Common Services to be processed in the future
This objective is focused on the discovery and identification of new candidate Common Services coming from other SESAR projects.
PJ.15-01 PJ.15-02 PJ.15-10 and PJ.15-11 have produced the Data Packs for the different maturities and finally reaching the TRL6 maturity. In addition, these solutions have successfully executed validations for demonstrating the technical feasibility at different maturity levels and successfully handover all the deliverables associated to the Common Services (Business Model, High Level Architecture, Service Definition Document, Validation Plan&Report and Cost Benefit Analysis). The Cost Benefit Analysis demonstrated a great benefit in the reduction of the cost for each of these Common Services. These solutions are in position for passing to the next maturity phase as an input to the standardization bodies in order to reach the industrialization phase and then the actual deployment.

PJ.15-08 has worked intensively in defining a comprehensive scope and coordinate this scope with PJ.18-02 solution. In addition, PJ.15-08 has delivered the Business Model for this Common Service and reached TRL2 ongoing. The recommendation is to continue working towards TRL4 in the next R&D phase (Wave 2). PJ.18 Solution 88 has been defined with this purpose in Wave 2.

PJ.15.09 has worked in delivering the Data package (OSED, Human Performance Assessment, Safety Assessment and Cost Benefit Analysis) at V1 level so further R&D work is needed. Initial Cost Benefit Analysis have demonstrated a qualitative reduction of the cost for this Common Service. The recommendation is to continue maturing the solution for reaching V3 in Wave 2. PJ.10 Solution 93 has been created for this purpose in Wave 2.
The main result of the PJ.15 project has been to demonstrate the technical feasibility and the cost-efficiency expected of the six Common Services at different levels of maturity.
The impact from the deployment of the Common Services Model has been twofold:
On the one side, the Common Services represent a first step to a profound transformation in the European ATM Business Model. In alignment with SESAR 2020’s vision, the Common Services are expected to bring performance-driven innovations.
On the other side, PJ.15 brings a real and tangible benefit to Europe and its citizens. The Solutions that will be deployed could increase the geographical scope where the SESAR Solutions are deployed. This increases the number of flights and passengers that will benefit from the increased Safety provided by SESAR Solutions. For the citizens, the cost-efficiency brought by the Common Services will be translated into a reduction of air navigation services cost per flight which should reduce the final airfare ticket paid by the passenger.