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Questions & Answers


1. What is FUA?

FUA is short for the Flexible Use of Airspace; it is an airspace management concept, according to which airspace should not be determined as completely civil nor completely military, but it should be considered as a continuum and used flexibly on a day-to-day basis.


2. What is ASM?

ASM is short for Airspace Management; it is a function of planning with the main aim of enabling the maximum utilization of available airspace as a continuous whole, taking into consideration the real short-term needs of different civil and military airspace users (e.g. airline companies, the military, private business aircraft, aero clubs, companies performing aerial work…).
In order to facilitate planning and the utilization of airspace, ASM is based on three levels:
ASM1 – Strategic level (read more about Strategic Planning Unit)
ASM2 – Pre-tactical level
ASM3 – Tactical level.


3. What is AMC?

AMC POLAND executes tasks on Airspace Management level 2 and level 3.


ASM2 - Pre-Tactical level

  1. collection and analysis of airspace requests,
  2. resolving conflicts among requests for AMC manageable areas by application priority rules , negotiation and changes of time schedules,
  3. informing and promulgating airspace allocation in AUP of the preceding day,

ASM3  - Tactical level

  1. activation and deactivation airspace structures listed in AUP,
  2. update of data related to AUP execution.
  3. Activation of additional TSAs non-colliding with structures published in AUP and uncontrolled airspace,
  4. monitoring of utilization of allocated airspace elements,
  5. informing on airspace restrictions, users flying in uncontrolled airspace

4. What is UTC?

UTC is the abrreviation of Coordinated Universal Time, used in RQA/AUP/UUP.
Polish time zone:
UTC+01:00 h, winter time
UTC+02:00 h, summer time


5. What is RQA?

Airspace request shall be sent to ASM2 according to the following rules:

  • On the day preceding planned flights, not later than 1000 UTC
  • In case flights are planned outside the validity period of the AUP (0600 – 0600 UTC of the following day), the RQA shall be submitted two days before the operation.
  • In flights are palnned on Saturday, Sunday or Monday, the RQA shall be submitted on the preceding Friday, not later than 1000 UTC.
  • In fligths are planned on the day following a national holiday, RQA shall be submitted on the day preceding the holiday, not later than 1000 UTC.
  • Correctly completed RQA

(RQA        message typ
EPXX        ICAO code /sending unit
20/11/2018 06:00 – 21/11/2018 06:00 validity period
19/11/2018 09:00                time of transmission
001 TRA59 A055 F105 11:00 12:00 EPBK PJE requested area parameters
REMARKS please add contact to the user
)

  •  Using e-mail: rqa@pansa.pl, without attachments
  •  Using AFTN:  EPWWZAMC.

6.What is AUP/UUP?

AUP - Airspace Use Plan is an ASM notifying the daily decision of the Airspace Management Cell on the temporary allocation of airspace within its jurisdiction for a specific time, by means of the standard message format.

UUP - Updated Airspace Use Plan is an ASM message of the NOTAM status issued by the AMC to update and supersede an AUP messages or previous UUP information.
UUP can not introduce additional restrictions in uncontrolled airspace of class "G".

MESSAGE TYPE AUP
SENDING UNIT AMC POLAND
VALIDITY PERIOD D/0600 D+1/0600
TIME OF TRANSMISSION D-1/1400

ALPHA – LIST OF AVAILABLE CATEGORY 2 CDRS

NUMBER DESIGNATOR FLIGHT LEVEL BLOCK PERIOD OF USE REMARKS

BRAVO – LIST OF UNAVAILABLE ATS ROUTES, DCT, AND CATEGORY 1 CDRs

NUMBER DESIGNATOR FLIGHT LEVEL BLOCK PERIOD OF UNAVAILABILITY REMARKS

CHARLIE – MANAGEABLE AREAS (AMA)

NUMBER DESIGNATOR FLIGHT LEVEL BLOCK PERIOD OF USE RESPONSIBLE UNIT FUA/EU RESTRICIONS* REMARKS
01 TRA59 A055 F105 EPBK Y PJE

DELTA – NON AMC-MANAGEABLE AREAS (nAM)

NUMBER DESIGNATOR FLIGHT LEVEL BLOCK PERIOD OF USE RESPONSIBLE UNIT FUA/EU RESTRICIONS* REMARKS
01 R40A GND F155 ZZZZ y see aip

ECHO – LIST OF UNAVAILABLE SIDS AND STARS

NUMBER DESIGNATOR FLIGHT LEVEL BLOCK PERIOD OF UNAVAILABILITY REMARKS

FOXTROT – ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

A.) FREE TEXT INFORMATION

* RESTRICTIONS - Flight planning is not permitted through active restricted airspace, unless otherwise stated in FUA restrictions.

In order to correctly manage flight planning validation process in POLFRA all restricted areas above FL095 are associated with corresponding FBZ (Flight Buffer Zone) and/or relevant FUA restriction. All active restricted areas and FBZs will be published in EAUP/EUUP on NOP portal and should be used for proper flight planning validation.

EAUP/EUUP should be considered the main source for FPL purposes to notify airspace users about the status of airspace structures. The EAUPs/EUUPs update automatically the Network Manager CACD, therefore its information is used by IFPS for flight planning validation purposes.

POLFRA

All POLFRA constrains, exceptions and restrictions, are published via the RAD and promulgated in accordance with ENR 1.10.

https://www.nm.eurocontrol.int/RAD/index.html


7. Rules for the area’s activation.

The users of the airspace elements, which are not in collision with controlled     airspace only confirm their usage 30 minutes before its real time activation.
Areas colliding with controlled airspace (look column remarks: "CLN") must be coordinated with ASM3 on the day of operation 1 hour before planned activation of an element and receive clearance.
more information AIP ENR 2.2.2


8. Priorities.

Priorities: OPS know - how