The sector team shall perform automation entries in a timely manner.
1. Conflict probe accuracy requires timely updates of data used to model each flight’s trajectory. If this data is not current, the aircraft entries and notification of probe results for surrounding sectors and facilities, as well as the subject sector, may be misleading.
2. Data used to model an individual aircraft’s trajectory includes route of flight, assigned and interim altitudes, application/removal of an adapted restriction for that flight, and aircraft type.
An exception to the requirement to enter or update interim altitudes may be authorized for certain ARTCC sectors if explicitly defined in an appropriate facility directive.
NOTE: Conflict probe accuracy in assigning alert notification is dependent upon entry/update of a flight’s interim altitude.