The Polish Air Navigation Services Agency (PANSA) ensures air traffic safety. PANSA’s key tasks include airspace management, which is the direct responsibility of PANSA’s Airspace Management Cell (AMC). The AMC receives requests to reserve airspace structures for purposes of training flights, air shows or military exercises. These requests can be submitted by any type of user, civilian or military. AMC operations personnel analyses the requests thoroughly, in which they are supported by Common Airspace Tool (CAT) system, designed by PANSA and now used and offered in 3.0 version.
CAT system is used for receiving and verifying structure reservations while improving the process of creation and publication of the Airspace Use Plan (AUP), one of the key aeronautical documents used by sky users. CAT system provides for efficient management of airspace structures in accordance with the Advanced Flexible Use of Airspace (AFUA) concept on a pre-tactical level and in real time by activating and deactivating the structures and by changing altitude parameters. CAT system closely cooperates with Network Manager, the European air traffic management system, and thanks to a connection with the B2B Web Services, it automatically exchanges all information on activities of the structures included in the AUP.