ICAO Flight Plan Changes Begin This Week

 - November 12, 2012, 1:15 PM

New flight plan requirements developed for ICAO compatibility with digital ATM systems around the world take effect November 15. “The amendments to flight plan content go to the very core of flight plan processing,” said a Eurocontrol statement.

The basic flight plan form and the field composition within the FPL message remain unchanged, but the content of some fields will change. A new Eurocontrol interface manual explains the changes from a user’s perspective.