Light Aviation Bulletin
Update Use Plan - UUP
DESCRIPTION OF THE UPDATED AIRSPACE USE PLAN
After the AMC has completed the allocation process and published accordingly the "Airspace Use Plan" (AUP), modifications to the airspace allocation might be necessary in order to take advantage of the cancellation of any previously reserved airspace structure or to provide information of new allocation of areas. Changes to the airspace allocation will be promulgated by the AMC through an "Updated Airspace Use Plan" (UUP).
The CDRs new availability or closure described in UUPs, will be published via the EUUP on the NOP portal and the CACD database will be updated accordingly.
UUPs shall consist of alterations to the current AUP. In particular, UUPs will contain details of:
- the cancellation of TRAs/TSAs allocated in the current AUP;
- the new allocation of TRAs/TSAs;
- new CDRs 2 or RCAs made available as a result of TRA/TSA cancellation;
- new CDRs or RCAs closed due to new allocation of TRAs/TSAs;
- modifications made to CDRs or RCAs already listed in the current AUP;
- alterations to, or cancellations of, closed ATS routes or CDRs1, AMC-Manageable R and D areas and Non AMC-Manageable areas listed in the current AUP.
The UUP represents a snapshot and contains full information on airspace allocation for the reference validity time. As consequence, a CDR2 closed will disappear from List ALPHA and a CDR1 re-opened will disappear from List BRAVO. For the areas those released will disappear from Lists CHARLIE and DELTA. The function “Compare” of the CIAM application will visualise the differences from the previous AUP/UUPs.
Preparation, Publication & Distribution of the UUP
The UUP shall be prepared by the AMC in the same common format as the AUP and distributed to the NM.
The UUPs information will be used by NM/CADF to produce eAMI messages as well as available on the NOP portal.
The UUPs shall be prepared by means of the CIAM software set up in NM terminals.
Description of the UUP
The UUP shall contain lists in the same sequence as for the AUP and for easy reference, the number element of each amended route/airspace in the UUP shall be the same number as the item in the corresponding AUP it is amending.
The elements included in the UUP are described below and summarised in table form in the next pages.
- First Line: Identification of the Type of Message [e.g. Updated Airspace Use Plan]
- Second Line: Identification of the Sending Unit [e.g. AMC: EDDAZAMC - GERMANY]
- Third Line: Definition of the Validity Period of the UUP [e.g. 08/06/2008 12:00 - 09/06/2008 06:00] The validity period of an UUP shall not exceed the validity period of the AUP it is amending and shall end at the same time. As for the AUP, this validity period has to be considered for continuity purposes as a semi-open interval with the first limit included and the last one not.
- Fourth Line: Date and Time of Transmission of the UUP [e.g. 08/06/2008 08:53]
In addition to the type of message defined in the first line, it is important to identify the day and time of transmission of the UUP to ensure that the one being used is the latest.
Lists ALPHA to ECHO
The UUP shall contain lists in the same following sequence as for the AUP:
- ALPHA Amended List of CDR2 Availability;
- BRAVO Amended List of Temporary Closed Permanent ATS routes and CDRs1;
- CHARLIE Amended List of Active TRAs/TSAs and AMC-manageable R and D areas (AMA’s);
- DELTA Amended List of Non AMC-Manageable areas (other R and D areas not suitable for AMC management, but for which reduced use has been notified to AMC) (NAM’s);
- ECHO Amended List of RCAs, as appropriate.
For each amended airspace structure listed in the UUP, the different columns will contain:
First Column: Number. For ease of reference, the number element of each amended route/airspace in the UUP shall be the same number as the item in the corresponding AUP it is amending. For the new airspace structures made available, a sequence number following the last number element of the corresponding list in the AUP shall be used so as to avoid any confusion. Where two or more airspace structures in the AUP are being replaced by one in the UUP, the second and following airspace structures must also appear in the UUP, but with only the word “deleted” in the Remarks field. In order to meet requirements of various readers of the UUP, the different lists ALPHA to ECHO can be divided by FIR/UIR, but in keeping their unique sequence number of the alphanumeric order in the original AUP.
Second Column: Designator [e.g. UR 80 PERDU TBO or LF-TSA 42 or UF REIMS] Each amended airspace structure shall be identified as follows: For Lists ALPHA & BRAVO, with the AIP ENR 3-2 route designator followed by the two ICAO identifiers of the first and last points of the portion of the ATS route concerned; For Lists CHARLIE & DELTA, with the AIP ENR 5 designator followed, if needed, by the name of the airspace or portion thereof concerned; For List ECHO, with the LoA designator of the RCA concerned.
Third Column: Flight Level Block [e.g. F110 - F240 or F250 - UNL or GND or SFC - 900M AGL]. Each amended airspace structure shall be described vertically as follows: For List ALPHA, with the upper and lower limits of the ATS route or portion thereof available inclusive of the IFR flight levels given; For List BRAVO, with the upper and lower limits of the ATS route or portion thereof closed inclusive of the IFR flight levels given; For Lists CHARLIE to ECHO, with the upper and lower limits of the affected airspace expressed either in flight levels, altitudes or heights. Note: due to the technology used by NM system, the EAUP publish on the NOP portal will use intermediate FL.
Fourth Column: Validity Period [e.g. 12:05 - 06:00] For each amended airspace structure listed in ALPHA to ECHO, the “Validity Period” shall not exceed the validity period of the UUP. The “Validity Period” expressed with date/time groups indicating the start and the end of the period means variously: For List ALPHA, the “Period of Use”; For List BRAVO, the “Period of Closure”; For List CHARLIE, the “Period of Use”; For List DELTA, the “Period of Changed Use”; For List ECHO, the “Period of Use”. This time period has to be considered for continuity purposes as a semiopened interval with the first limit included and the last one not. Date will be referred to the day only and time will be expressed in hours and minutes.
Fifth/Sixth Columns: Responsible Unit and/or Remarks Field [e.g. Deleted or ETNT BOMBING 3 /F4] For each amended airspace structure listed in ALPHA to ECHO, the Remarks field may be used to input any specific comments. For Lists ALPHA & BRAVO, when continuation of the ATS route has been coordinated with (a) neighbouring State(s) in (an) adjacent FIR/UIR(s), [the following information shall be given "For continuation see AUP + country name + FIR designator"] or [the information on the consolidated CDR2 portion commonly accessible shall be given only once in the AUP of the designated Lead AMC]; For Lists CHARLIE & DELTA, the unit responsible may be indicated for the concerned airspace during the time specified by the Validity Period; then the remarks field may be divided into two parts separated by a tab to indicate additional information such as the type of activity and the number and type of aircraft concerned.
Additional Information Finally, any additional information may be added in plain language at the end of the message.
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