Austro Control and Croatia Control Implement Automated Transfer Procedures

March 1, 2018

Austro Control and Croatia Control have implemented new and automated transfer procedures within the COOPANS system. This includes transfer initiation messages (TIM), change of frequency messages (COF) and manual assumption messages (MAS).
With the newly implemented procedures, the transfer status of aircraft is clearly visible to the air traffic controller and additional information (e.g. speed instructions, releases,…) may be transferred automatically from one ATS-unit to the other.

This innovative approach will raise the situational awareness of ATCOs during the handover between ATS-units. The new procedures will result in a reduction of verbal coordination and support the harmonization of cross-border procedures.