UHO (Upper Airspace Harmonization & Optimization)

Led by skyguide (2016 - 2017)

Evolution towards Virtual Centre CH with an optimization of sectorisation in ZRH and GVA

Sites involved

ACC/UAC : Geneva, Zurich

Project description

Evolution towards Virtual Centre CH with an optimization of sectorisation in ZRH and GVA, with:
• Safety improvement through optimized sectorisation that suits better to the actual traffic flow
• Ensure that deficiencies and weaknesses in respect to the current upper sectorisation are removed before the transition phase of COPFLEX
• Remove the bottleneck-effect of the M4 sector and ensure a more balanced traffic distribution amongst the upper sectors before the transition phase of COPFLEX.
• To achieve a more flexible and dynamic sector opening scheme
• Swiss wide sector configuration and harmonization for the benefit of efficiency and compatibility of the upper airspace operations
• Enabler for the future inter Centre coordination (Step V) and a prerequisite for copflex1 (by creating the sectors L7 and M7 on a technically basis) and a successful Virtual Centre
• Focus on operational issues having 6 UPPER Sectors in GVA & ZRH

Implementation Steps

Period
StartEndLed by
Implementation01/201612/2017skyguide