The following procedures are applicable to the operation of the ATOP Oceanic Air Traffic Control (ATC) System.
The controller must use the most accurate information available to initiate, monitor, and maintain separation.
NOTE: Once initiated, trial probe does not take into account any changes made to the proposed profile or to any other flight profile in the system. It is an assessment by conflict probe of the current situation at the time the controller enters the trial probe. A trial probe does not alleviate the controller from performing a conflict probe when issuing a clearance or accepting a transfer.
NOTE: Conflict probe accuracy requires timely updates of data used to model each flight’s trajectory. If this data is not current, the aircraft flight profile and probe results may be misleading.
NOTE: The title bar changes color to denote when priority information on the ASD is being obscured or is out of view.
NOTE: The use of the CPDLC message set ensures the proper “closure” of CPDLC exchanges.
In addition to the requirements set forth in Chapter 8, Offshore/Oceanic Procedures, Section 2, Coordination, automated coordination must constitute complete coordination between ATOP sectors, both internally and between sectors across adjacent ATOP facilities, except: