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2 PENS The New Information Highway ATSEP - Workshop October 2018

3 Speaker Michael Rauff Hansen Manager of CNS Systems at Naviair 24 years at the Danish ANSP Member of PENS management steering group PSSG Vice-chairman of NewPENS management steering group ATSB Member of CNS-T technical management group at EUROCONTROL

4 NAVIAIR Danish ANSP HQ in Copenhagen Airport 630 FTE 92 FTE in Technical organization Equipment in Denmark, Faroe Islands and Greenland operations Enroute EKDK FIR operations in Copenhagen Indsæt billede hen over denne kasse Den grønne streg til højre må ikke dækkes af billede

5 Agenda History What is PENS Services Operations Next step Future Indsæt billede hen over denne kasse Den grønne streg til højre må ikke dækkes af billede

6 But first - What are we talking about Pan European Network Services PENS

7 The beginning. EC IPAX Trials 2004 Planning for PENS 2008 PENS in operations 2010 Indsæt billede hen over denne kasse Den grønne streg til højre må ikke dækkes af billede

8 Why PENS. PENS network model PENS enabler PENS key services Indsæt billede hen over denne kasse Den grønne streg til højre må ikke dækkes af billede

9 What did we gain with PENS Data communications in the air traffic management was heavily relying on X.25, a technology that is about to be phased out (OLDI, ASTERIX, AFTN/CIDIN ) Most inter-ansp links was bilateral point to point circuits, managed on a bilateral basis Eurocontrol NM Flow Management and EAD had separate networks with different providers Future air traffic management will require tighter collaboration between all stakeholders Supporting seamless operations and interoperability Business case demonstrated that overall costs could be reduced by 15%. The technical enabler for this is a common shared network: PENS

10 The PENS Community.

11 PENS are still growing ACCESSION TO PENS in the last 2 years 34 PENS users Latest accessions: 1. IsrAA (Israel): accession amendment signed by Israel and 2. Morocco- accession amendment signed 4/12/ MATS Malta- accession amendment signed 22/12/ GREECE: accession amendment signed 15/11/ TUNISIA OACA: accession amendment signed 8/08/ NAV CANADA: accession amendment signed 15/03/ JERSEY: accession amendment signed on 15/03/ Oro Navigacija: accession amendment signed 14/11/ CYPRUS: accession amendment signed on 7/06/ EANS: accession amendment signed on 2/03/2016 Indsæt billede hen over denne kasse Den grønne streg til højre må ikke dækkes af billede

12 PENS Services PENS is a MPLS network supporting up to 16 different VPNs with Class of Services (CoS) at all sites. Connecting 134 sites across 46 countries 77 sites are class 1 sites dual access MCS, full diversity, no SPOF, Gold CoS. SITA maintains diversity certificates. Most class 1 sites carry more than one VPN. 28 of them support ANSP BB. 11 sites are configured with NM voice capabilities and 6 with ANSP voice capabilities ( Platinum Class of Services)

13 MPLS - Multi-protocol label switching MPLS is best summarized as a Layer 2.5 networking protocol. In the traditional OSI model: Layer 2 covers protocols like Ethernet and SONET, which can carry IP packets, but only over simple LANs or pointto-point WANs. Layer 3 covers Internet-wide addressing and routing using IP protocols. MPLS sits between these traditional layers, providing additional features for the transport of data across the network.

14 PENS Design Overview PENS ANSP Backbone Multicast Multicast SUR OPS MSG OPS SUR TEST IPv4 IPv4 IPv4 MSG TEST IPv6 IPv4 IPv6 SESAR Surveillance / radar (60%) Regional use (30%) Future use (10%) FMTP (60%) AMHS (30%) Future use (10%) IPv6 Multicast Data Link Voice NM VPN IPv4 EAD VPN IPv4

15 PENS Services The services are segregated over the MPLS network into different VPNs: NM : 93 Service Delivery Points across 46 countries EAD : 35 Service Delivery Points across 24 countries ANSP : 42 Service Delivery Points across 29 countries SESAR : deployment following the evolution of the SESAR projects The PENS operational VPN s in 2017 are: PENS_CFMUNET PENS_EADNET / PENS_TEST_EADNET Messaging OPS / Messaging TEST Radar OPS / Radar TEST ANSP Voice OPS / ANSP Voice Test Datalink_Trusted / Datalink_Not_Trusted SESAR B2B OPS / B2B TEST

16 ANSP VPN Usage (services per site) NAVIAIR AUSTROCONTROL Eurocontrol NM ENAIRE (Madrid) Eurocontrol NM NATS (Swanwick) PANSA (Warsaw) NAV (Lisbon) SKYGUIDE (Geneva) BELGOCONTROL CROCONTROL DFS (Frankfurt) LFV (Malmö) LPS (Bratislava) LVNL (Amsterdam) SLOVENIACONTROL DSNA (Bordeaux) ENAV (Padova) ENAV (Rome) DFS (Karlsruhe) LGS (Riga) DFS (Bremen) NATS (Prestwick) ANS (Prague) Data from june 2016

17 Operational ANSP Services over PENS AMHS; 126; 56% AFTN; 8; 3% XMAN; 4; 2% Data from june 2016 FMTP; 76; 34% Surveillance; 12; 5%

18 Data Link Services

19 PENS Availability Management PENS availability measures assess the overall quality of the services. The measured availability is well above the target performance of 99,95% for all Class 1 Sites: PENS Availability - Class 1 sites Availability target Jan-17 Feb-17 Mar-17 Apr-17 May-17 Jun-17 Jul-17 Aug-17 Sep-17 Oct-17 Nov-17 Dec-17 Jan-18 Yearly Average

20 The Day to Day operation. PENS Governance

21 PENS extension But every thing comes to an end The current PENS contract with SITA ended in 2018 PENS was extended by 18 th Months in line with the target transition time to a new infrastructure. (with an option to further extension) The extension period will last from June 1 st 2018 to November 30 th PENS extension grants continuity of operations on the existing PENS, with no discrimination on users, nor impact, due to the sequence of the transition. The sizing of the SITA Operations team will remain as today.




25 What to do Building on the Experience Learnt from operating an successful PENS Results of the EUROCONTROL CS 8 Feasibility Study cofinanced by the EC Results of the ANSPs of the A6 Alliance Study co-financed by the EC THE means of ground-ground communications for ALL connections between ALL ATM Stakeholders in Europe

26 The Future. New Pan European Network Services NewPENS SHARING data and information IS KEY to meet this challenge


28 The NewPENS project In January 2016 EUROCONTROL hosted a major meeting to move forward with the implementation of NewPENS. The decision was made by 41 EUROCONTROL Member States to entrust EUROCONTROL with a Common Procurement Agreement (CPA) The calls for tender was published in the first semester of 2016, with offers expected in December The aim was to have the contract in place by the end of 2017 so the migration to the new provider could start by the middle of 2018.

29 The CPTF The Common Procurement Task Force was established and the work making the tender material was started. After the initial tender it was decided to continue with 2 tender candidates. In beginning of 2018 the CPTF endorsed the company BT s Global Services division to the governance body of NewPENS as the contract partner. BT was approved and the final contract negotiation commenced

30 NewPENS Signing event on April 2018

31 Key statement NewPENS is an unparalleled common procurement contract in European Air Traffic Management. With air traffic on the rise, NewPENS will provide solid support to European aviation, securing cross-border network connections and underpinning safety-critical applications. The ultra-resilient network will connect more than 100 locations across the European / North Atlantic region.

32 NewPENS Transition Programme Goal: Achieve the decommissioning of the current PENS Network at the latest by end November 2019 Context: 40 ANSPs + EUROCONTROL, 117 Service Delivery Points, EASA, National Safety Authorities, BT, SITA, SITAONAIR and an extensive range of subcontractors Strong collaboration between the NewPENS Governance and the PENS Governance Newly introduced PENS Technical Center (PTC) provides network architecture guidance to the community; it is supported by the PENS User Group (PUG) for validation, deployment and operational coordination aspects.

33 NewPENS TWG Transition Strategy Transition Estimated Timeline April 2018 Contract Signature T 0 Today July 2018 October 2018 January 2019 April 2019 July 2019 December 2019 T 0+3 months T 0+9 months T 0+12 mont hs T 0+6 months T 0+15 mont hs T 0+20 mont hs TWG - Transition Activities NSP - Transition Programme Planning Service Management Framework Setup Preparation of network deployment (Site surveys, Last Mile Provider...) Freeze Periods Infrastructure deployment and SAT (On-site installation & service acceptance) Application Testing Service Migration from PENS to NewPENS Nov-17 Jan-18 Apr-18 Jul-18 Oct-18 Jan-19 Apr-19 Jul-19 Oct-19 Dec-19

34 BT High level design Removed from slide

35 BT High level design Copenhagen site

36 Pan European Network Services Integration

37 KEY ENHANCEMENTS Open to wider range of stakeholders (Mil, ATM providers, airlines, airports, MET as well as ANSPs) Increased flexibility in supporting applications Safety levels will be ATM-grade (able to support safety-critical applications) Sophisticated cybersecurity measures will protect users data Availability will be up to % (decimal point higher than before)

38 NewPENS Governance Indsæt billede hen over denne kasse Den grønne streg til højre må ikke dækkes af billede

39 A look into the Crystal PENS will be one of the main enablers for the Collaborative Decision Making (CDM) concept that is being developed in the context of SESAR. It will meet both current needs for the information exchange between ANSPs and ATM stakeholders, as well as those foreseen by the SESAR Programme for the System-Wide Information Management (SWIM). Eurocontrol and the ANSPs have been working together to evolve NewPENS to meet the future ATM requirements in Europe to enable significant cost savings for the ATM community in Europe. Today, PENS provides an operational communications network to over a dozen ANSPs and several other ANSPs are planning to join.


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